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Cologne— 5 nights
City of Churches
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes RheinEnergieSTADION. Get outdoors at Drachenfels and Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historische Senfmühle and Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich. Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Burg Stahleck (in Bacharach), Rheinfels Castle (in Sankt Goar) and Burg Thurant (in Alken). Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Phantasialand. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Rhine Valley, make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Bonner Münster, and enjoy some diversion at Cochemer Sesselbahn.
To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Cologne trip itinerary maker.
If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Düsseldorf International Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Dortmund Airport and Weeze Airport. In May in Cologne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Cologne
Rheinfels Castle, Rhine Valley, Historische Senfmuehle, Thurant Castle, Phantasialand
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