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Things to do in Rhineland-Palatinate

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
“It is a Catholic cathedral in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996.It is Germany's most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day.At 157 m (515 ft), the cathedral is currently the tallest twin-spired church in the world, the second tallest church in Europe after Ulm Minster, and the third tallest church in the world.”
  • 193 locals recommend
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.”
  • 140 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.”
  • 183 locals recommend
Art Museum
“most famous museum in NRW. Amazing collection of modern and contemporary art.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Très belles expositions et superbe architecture de Shigeru Ban et Jean de Gastines”
  • 67 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”
  • 122 locals recommend
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.”
  • 95 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...”
  • 79 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Like many theme parks, Phantasialand features five thematically distinct areas: Deep in Africa, Mexico, Mystery, 1920s Berlin, and China Town–each of which has its own set of rides ranging from easygoing diversions for the kids to harrowing roller coasters for the daredevils in the family. Great rides for all ages and great service! Food and drinks are sold at a reasonable price inside the theme park. Very enjoyable and a great way to spend time with friends & family whilst on holiday.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Mountain
“Go up the hill with the funicular train or if with kids, a donkey. You can enjoy a warm meal and a waffle at the restaurant situated at the top.”
  • 45 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.”
  • 105 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.”
  • 125 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.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The point where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers meet. I'd recommend walking here then taking the cable car up the fortress. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Castle
“You can go up to the fortress with a lift from the "deutsche Eck" above the rhine river. You have a great view from above and even a restaurant.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Museum
“Awesome building and surroundings, diverse exhibitions, fun for kids too, and a great café! ”
  • 24 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.”
  • 105 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! ”
  • 53 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
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
Restaurant
“Love a good burger? This is where you want to go! Best burgers in town! (right up there with Beef Brothers) ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Köln bietet einfach alles! Nicht nur den Dom. Cologne is one of the famoust places in this area. The cathedral, the Rhine, Chocolate Museum and many more attractions. Go by Train and taste the originl "Kölsch" beer.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“perfect for a romantic dinner. tapas restaurant with yummy food and good wine”
  • 32 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“simple location but delicious food...at rush hour crowded but you‘re still quickly served”
  • 32 locals recommend

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