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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“You can't miss the Dom. It is totally worth it to climb the 533 steps to reach the top of the Dom. Breathtaking view and gothic architecture.”
  • 186 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Church
“Of course, a must see as it is the most famous spot in the city. However, I recommend you to not waste your money on paying admission to walk up the tower as the view is not great and pretty smelly up there.”
  • 141 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Museum
“The chocolate museum educates about the history of chocolate and displays the production of chocolate from the cacao tree to the finished product. And of course,​ you can taste the chocolate as well.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Art Museum
“most famous museum in NRW. Amazing collection of modern and contemporary art.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Lake
“After getting some food in one of the many restaurants at the "Aachener Straße" starting at "Rudolfplatz", you can enjoy the good weather and take a short walk around the tiny lake.”
  • 184 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Honestly the best burger I have ever had. If you want a burger - don't look anywhere else. As a solid food choice - give it a try, it'll be better than many other choices and cuisine options.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“It is at Neumarkt, there you will find all major clothing brands (ZARA, H&M, Appelrath&Cüpper, Peek&Cloppenburg and many more) as well as numerous shoe retails...”
  • 80 locals recommend
Route
“Follow Ehrenstraße up Breite Str. (Dom) or down Maastrichter Str. (Belgian quarter) to find Arts- and Bookstores, Cafés, Fashion stores and Souvenirs”
  • 124 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Belgian district is a very lively place with lots of small shops, cafes and bars. It's just a nice place to walk around and enjoy the street-life.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“If you want to have a look over Cologne but also see the Dom, that's the place to be. On the other side of the river, next to Messe Deutz, you won't have to climb the stairs and it costs about the same as walking up the Dom. Closed with heavy rain or wind as you're standing outside. If it's you birthay you get in for free (at least some years ago)!”
  • 93 locals recommend
Park
“Toller alter Park mit Tretbootfahren, Biergarten, Grillen, Spielplatz, Sonnenbaden. it's a very old park, with a sea, where you can rent a boat, or sit in a beergarden, and a big playground with many children.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Park
“This is my favourite park in Cologne. A long time ago this park was build for Germanys biggest exhibition for gardening. Even if the park is not as glamorous as it was when the exhibition was ongoing it is still a beautiful place to spent some time outside. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Cologne zoo and the aquarium - why not going there wehen staying longer in Cologne?”
  • 40 locals recommend
Café
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“It's a beautiful place to have coffee/cookie to freshly prepared daily special. You can have a very nice brunch or have a comfortable romantic dinner in candle light. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“I enjoy their event as they have various events every week. Last time i was there they had a trashpop party with hits from the 90s. The location is very nice and easy to find. Although on busy hours there are more than 3 queuing lines around..”
  • 58 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“nice club named yaki inside, nice restaurant, nice terrace. city center lots of fun in a beautiful city park.”
  • 50 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Restaurant
“Honestly the best burger I have ever had. If you want a burger - don't look anywhere else. As a solid food choice - give it a try, it'll be better than many other choices and cuisine options.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Café
“It's a beautiful place to have coffee/cookie to freshly prepared daily special. You can have a very nice brunch or have a comfortable romantic dinner in candle light. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Nightclub
“I enjoy their event as they have various events every week. Last time i was there they had a trashpop party with hits from the 90s. The location is very nice and easy to find. Although on busy hours there are more than 3 queuing lines around..”
  • 58 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“nice club named yaki inside, nice restaurant, nice terrace. city center lots of fun in a beautiful city park.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Schnitzel Restaurant
“A restaurant known for its schnitzel. I have eaten here many times and I often bring guests here when they visit. Great spot for beer and schnitzel!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Brewery
“My favorite Kölsch brewery. Authentic food, delicious Kölsch, and the real grumpy but loving waiters that make it to be a real Kölsch brewery! ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love a good burger? This is where you want to go! Best burgers in town! (right up there with Beef Brothers) ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“A bit further afield but if you're in the Sudstadt this place is simply the best. You can thank me later.”
  • 51 locals recommend

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