Cologne, Germany is Germany’s fourth largest city, and famous for it’s enormous Gothic landmarks. If you are luck enough to spend a day there you be sure to visit the following locations.
Cologne Cathedral: This cathedral hovers above the city. As one of the largest churches in the world with spires exceeding 523 feet high it is definitely a site to be seen. The foundation for the building was laid in 1248, also making it one of the oldest churches. It took well over 600 years to build. In 2007 renovations took place fitting the cathedral with a stained glass window over 1,000 square feet in size.
Not far from Cologne Cathedral this bridge is a wonder to walk across. It is adorned with thousands of pad locks. Couples place a padlock on the bridge and throw the keys into the river as a sign of everlasting commitment.
Farina Perfume House:
Built in 1709 this is the worlds oldest standing perfume house. Guests can take a tour through the fragrance museum and even buy the original scent.
Chocolate Museum: The worlds oldest chocolate museum will not disappoint. Guests can watch the chocolate making process, and even try some unique treats.
No matter where you choose to travel in the city you will be surrounded with immense history and beautiful architecture. Enjoy your stay.
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