When it comes to German cities that are special and unique, you won’t find any more unique than the city of Cologne.

As Germany’s fourth largest city, it also has a thriving nightlife scene and the people are so friendly and welcoming, you’ll find you never want to leave.

What to do in Cologne

Not sure what attractions in Cologne to add to your itinerary? Don’t worry, these are all the best things to do in Cologne!

Visit the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom)

The bridge and the cathedral are worth a visit at sunset or even just after sunset when the cathedral and bridge are lit up. That would make a great photo.

Try the Local Breweries

There is no way around it, you have to visit a brewery. You’ll sit down and get a Kölsch beer (Cologne beer) right away without asking for it.

Take a Day Trip to the Wine Regions in Cologne

German wine might not be as well-known as Italian or French, but the quality is first class. Even if you don’t like drinking wine, you should consider heading there.

Go Wild at Cologne Carnival

There are many street carnival parades of different sizes. The biggest one is on Carnival Monday & there will be huge trucks and thousands of people attending!

Check Out Historic Art at Museum Ludwig

The Ludwig Museum is home to some of the world’s most stunning pieces of 20th-century art, including many pieces by Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

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