Where to stay in Cologne Germany | Area and hotel recommendations

Located in Western Germany on the River Rhine, the city of Cologne has been gradually increasing in popularity as a tourist destination. With its festive Christmas markets and vibrant Cologne carnival during the winter months,…

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What to eat in Cologne and where to try it | The best local dishes in Cologne

Cologne’s local cuisine is simple but filling and usually best served alongside a cold glass of the local Kölsch beer. Many traditional dishes may be slightly confusing to visitors due to the poetic or satirical…

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How to spend the ultimate weekend in Cologne in winter

Winter has always been my favourite time to travel to European cities. In November and December there are the beautiful European Christmas markets, while in January and February you have cheap flights, snow (sometimes) and something…

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Should I get a Cologne Card (KölnCard)?

The Cologne Card (also known as the KölnCard or the Cologne Welcome Card) is the city’s official tourist card which gets you discounts at museums, attractions, tours, shops and restaurants, as well as free travel…

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