Cologne is the third largest city in Germany!
The city of Cologne (early spelling Cöln) is the third largest city in Germany in terms of area and the largest city North Rhine-Westphalia s! Called "Kölle" in Kölsch. Cologne is a city of millions! Over a million inhabitants! The great location on the Rhine not only made the city known as an important trading location and transport hub, but also attracted the church. This created many important and well-known buildings in Cologne. The most famous of these is certainly the Cologne Cathedral. Here is a small list of some important buildings in Cologne:
|Cologne Cathedral||The Lanxess Arena||Cologne triangle|
|157 meters high||76 meters high||103 meters high|
A little insider tip: You can comfortably take an elevator up to the Kölntriangle (costs approx. 3 EUR) and you have a really great view over Cologne! In all directions. So if you don't want to climb the 533 steps of Cologne Cathedral, you have found the easy option for yourself!
The business location Cologne
Trade, tourism and transport have certainly always been important pillars in Cologne's economy . Unfortunately, many traditional companies with their own production facilities in Cologne have disappeared. But at the same time the city was able to develop further and became the location for many company headquarters (main branches). Well-known and large companies from the fields of: film and television production, software and computer games or machine and automobile production settled here.
The areas of publishing or insurance also play a major role here. We are so media city and it was not for nothing that we were awarded the title of "Germany's most digital city". Numerous television stations, media companies, publishing houses and record companies have settled in Cologne.
|RTL||Microsoft||M. DuMont Schauberg|
|approx. 500 employees||exact number unknown||over 4000 employees|
Training and studies in Cologne
The city of Cologne is a university city with over 40,000 students! Furthermore, Cologne has its own university of applied sciences with over 16,000 students. These of course enliven Cologne's famous nightlife. By the way, here you will find an interesting report about the University of Cologne . Or would you prefer to get an insight into the sports university ?
You shouldn't miss the nightlife!
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The carnival stronghold
Yes, exactly, that's what Cologne is known and loved for. For the Cologne Carnival , which attracts thousands of junkers to the city every year. The carnival stronghold par excellence! Yes, you want to party, dance and maybe experience a little more? Then you have come to the right place in our Colonia! Swing with the carnival in Cologne! The Kaneval will start on November 11th and the real thing will be on Weiberfastnacht ! When the session in Cologne is really going, nobody can really escape the hustle and bustle. The Carnival season has its own rules and laws and a lot is allowed!
For us Cologne our cathedral is the central point of the city! At the same time it is also a or maybe THE symbol for the city of Cologne. Anyone who rents a holiday apartment from us and then walks to the two cathedral towers is sure to fall in love with the cathedral. The starting shot for the construction was incidentally in the year 1248, when our well-known Cologne Archbishop Rainald von Dassel supposedly (as the traditions say) brought the bones of the Three Kings to the cathedral city.
He came back on a trip to Milan and they wanted to build a new church right away. Unfortunately it took 632 years until the opening of the new Cologne Cathedral could finally be celebrated pompously! Namely on October 15, 1880. At that time the Cologne Cathedral is also the tallest building in the world with a height of 157.38 meters! Until the Washington Monument was built in 1884 and now held this record.
Our beloved Cologne Cathedral is still at least the third tallest church building in the world! We have over six million visitors a year in the cathedral, which is why it is also the most visited Building throughout Germany! In 1996 the cathedral was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fascinating Shrine of the Three Kings from the 13th century or the Claren Altar from 1350 are particularly worth seeing. A completely new attraction is the "Richter Window", which was created by the artist Gerhard Richter, who also lives in Colonia.
Another popular attraction in connection with Cologne Cathedral is of course climbing it! Excitingly narrow spiral stairs lead to the very top! In the south tower you can climb over 500 steps "on foot" to an exciting height of 97 meters and get a wonderful view over Cologne. If you are physically fit, then you should definitely join the fun! If this is too strenuous for you, then we recommend the viewing platform on the Cologne Triangle! This is in Deutz and there you can take the elevator to dizzying heights for (currently) 3 euros!
The districts of the cathedral city
Cologne has grown bigger and bigger over the years and has "swallowed" the surrounding towns. There are now 86 districts and maybe even more soon! Here you will find a brief introduction to all 86 districts .
Holiday apartments in downtown Cologne!
Do you want to walk to the cathedral? Do you want to walk to the fair? Then book one of our Fewos Köln , then you can easily walk to Cologne Cathedral! Just cross the Rhine over the Deutzer Brücke and stroll through the old town. In about 14 minutes you have reached the cathedral! We look forward to your inquiry!