As a holiday destination you may be surprised what Cologne has to offer all year round...
As a holiday destination you may be surprised what Cologne has to offer all year round…
Tourist attractions and cultural events play a major role in the vibrant metropolis of Cologne. The city on the Rhine has plenty to offer in this regard. Everybody is probably familiar with Cologne Cathedral, which is always worth a visit. But the city also offers many other attractive highlights to culture-focused travellers and Cologne residents alike. They range from the city’s museums and Romanesque churches to a wide spectrum of fountains and monuments. You can walk through the quaint alleys of Cologne’s city centre, where you will find traditional buildings and innumerable breweries.
In the summertime, Cologne offers a wealth of opportunities to spend long sunny days outdoors. The city’s lakes and urban beaches offer many opportunities for relaxation to complement the city’s metropolitan flair. Ice cream parlours, beer gardens and bars are also ideal places to meet friends or unwind after an extensive stroll through the city. If you’d like to take a break from city life, an outing or a bike tour around Cologne will help you get to know the surrounding region. On mild summer evenings, this metropolis on the Rhine offers a rich array of entertainment, with lots of concerts, festivals, street food markets and its summer highlight, the firework display.
Oh maybe you are thinking about a trip to a Christmas market… then this decorative German city has a classic, Christmassy atmosphere oozing with charm. From the elaborate illuminations to the marvellous decorations, you’re sure to feel festive. Experience the stunning Cologne Christmas markets, indulge in hearty cuisine and gaze at the ornate stonework of this spectacularly beautiful place.
Weather in Cologne
The warmest months are July and August when temperatures range from 22 to 26øC. December and January are the coldest months in Cologne with temperatures falling between 0 to 5C.
Flight duration to Cologne from UK approx. 1 hours 30 mins. Flights arrive into Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), which is a 20-minute drive from the city centre.