Cologne Travel Guide
Cologne Local History
Founded as a Roman colony in AD48, the city's location at the inter-section of several international trade routes brought prosperity for many centuries. After the ravages of World War 11 when 90% of the city centre was in ruins Cologne bounced back to become once more a prosperous, vibrant city.
Cologne's oldest Christmas market is held on the Neumarkt, the city centre market in the shopping district.
Cologne Restaurants and Bars
Cafe Waschsalon Ehrent 77. Filled with decorative washing machines this cafe serves breakfast until 4pm
Taco Loco Zulpicherst 10. The Happy Hour's here are from 6-8pm; they serve the most wonderful margaritas accompanied if you wish by huge portions of nachos.
Brausthaus - Fruh am Dom Am Hof 12-14. This restaurant, which is in the shadow of the DOM, serves excellent German cuisine.
Pizza Hut 120 Hohe Str. If you want a taste of home try the tried and tested food of Pizza
Cologne Bars & Clubs
Bacchus Weinstube 17 Rathenauplatz. This wine bar offers predominately German white wines. Wine seminars are
Offered on occasions where you can try the local wines and find out more about the wine industry. There is also a kitchen that offers regional specialities and vegetarian meals.
Gaffel Haus 20 Alter Markt. The rustic atmosphere in this bar creates the right ambience to enjoy the local beers. In the summer the guests wander out into the beer garden to enjoy the good weather.
Lommerzheim 18 Siegesstr. This is one of Colognes cult bars, the façade is grey and the windows are decayed but enjoy the ambience and the booze of course.
Malzmuhle 6 HHHeumarkt. Walk in the steps of a President when you enter this brew house. President Clinton samples the home brewed Kolsch when he was in town in 1999.
Brauhaus Paffgen 64 Friesenstr. This age old brew house serves Kolsch straight form their own brewery. The beer garden is covered in Winter and is heated.
- Radisson Blu, Cologne Hotel 3 Messe Kreisel Cologne 393 Rooms
- Best Western Hotel Regent International 15 Melatenguertel Cologne 95 Rooms
- Excelsior Hotel Ernst 103 Trankgasse Cologne 152 Rooms
- Hyatt Regency Cologne Hotel 2 Kennedy-Ufer a Cologne 322 Rooms
- Pullman Cologne Hotel 14 Helenenstrasse Cologne 284 Rooms
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