For a long weekend, we stayed at the Savoy hotel in Cologne. The rooms have their own theme and are fitted out matching the motto. We enjoy having a whirlpool in our bathroom. We booked through HRS and got a really good price. As our hotel is close to the train station, we can explore the city centre on foot.
Already from the distance, we see the Cologne Cathedral, which is the second highest building in Cologne with its two 157-meter-high towers. Only the communications tower is even higher. Nearby is the Museum Ludwig, which has a large collection of contemporary art. Among them are Roy Liechtenstein's "Maybe" and Andy Warhol's "Brillo Boxes".
On the railings of the Hohenzollern Bridge - as meanwhile in many large cities - love chests are appropriated.
The old town, located directly on the Rhine, is a great mix of restaurants, shops, breweries (to try a Kölsch beer, is absolutely obligatory) and small streets with historical flair. Especially the Heumarkt and the Alte Markt are worth a visit. But there is also plenty going on at the Rheinauhafen.
Our program also includes a visit to the Chocolate Museum (very interesting) and the nearby Sports and Olympic Museum.
Architecturally impressive is the Cologne Great Mosque in the district Ehrenfeld and in the beautiful autumn weather we enjoy the walk through the zoo, especially since the first days were rather cloudy and wet. But this is no problem on a city break.
Our absolute highlight is the Segway-Tour (https://www.seg-tour-koeln.de). What a relaxing way to discover the city!
We are enthusiastic about the kindness of all people here and the varied impressions.