Visit cosmopolitan Cologne for the perfect mix of old and new
Ideally located along the river Rhine, Cologne offers a link between the past and present, with the quaint alleys and traditional architecture of the Old Town contrasted against the modernised Rheinaufhafen riverfront district. Cologne proudly embodies 2,000 years of history, with its many Roman and Gothic remnants lovingly restored, maintained and displayed. Museum lovers will also be spoilt for choice by the many collections of art dotted around the city, plus everything in between, from perfume to chocolate. Take a boat trip along the river to truly appreciate the eclectic skyline, wander the Belgian quarter to sample a few tasty treats, unwind in the luscious Botanical Gardens or reconnect with nature at the zoo. Whether you are a history buff or more interested in the future, Cologne has what you are looking for.