Cologne, or Köln as the Germans call it, is Germany's fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. Cologne is located on the River Rheine in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Cologne is a major cultural centre of the Rhineland and has a vibrant art scene.
Cologne is home to over 30 museums and hundreds of galleries. It is also one of the nation's media, tourism and business hot spots. See the delights of Cologne with your own car hire from DriveAway!
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One of the most well-known and spectacular sights in Cologne is the Cathedral, also know as Kolner Dom, on which building began in 1248, and is a magnificent example of Gothic architecture. Here you can walk the 509 stairs to the top of the Cathedral for spectacular views of Cologne.
With over 3000 public houses, restaurants and breweries Cologne is one of Germany's leading gastronomic lights, and you can get around to as many as possible with your car hire. You will all find in Cologne venerable breweries offering unique Kölsch beer and typical Cologne delicacies to first-class restaurants. Art enthusiasts should make time to visit the Museum Ludwig, which is home to one of Germany's best collections of fine art.
The surrounding towns such as the popular town Düsseldorf are easy to reach with your hire car, thanks to all of the motorways (Autobahns A1, A4, A3, A57, A555) that lead out and back into the city.
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Cologne to Berlin||573||6.5|
|Cologne to Dresden||571||6|
|Cologne to Hamburg||425||4.5|
|Cologne to Heidelberg||252||2.5|
|Cologne to Munich||575||6|
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