Cologne City Trip: Colorful and Full of Life

The cheerful and relaxed Kölsche way of life is complemented by a wealth of architectural masterpieces. It also offers beautiful riverside walks, an array of events, and a cozy bar culture. Visitors looking for variety will fall in love with this city. Located on the banks of the Rhine you’ll become enamored with the warmth of its people. Do you feel like taking time off and going on an unforgettable city trip? If so, “Daach zesamme!” and welcome to Cologne. Also, if you want somewhere central to stay, choose Park Inn by Radisson Koln City West.

Past and Present in Perfect Harmony

This outstanding location on the Rhine was much prized by the ancient Romans. As a result, the city is brimming with unique architectural gems that date back 2,000 years. This turns every walking tour into a real experience. Its history as a transport hub and modern local public transit system make it quick and easy to get around. It takes just 20 minutes to get from the Köln/Bonn airport to the city center. Visitors arriving at the main train station are greeted by the landmark of Cologne. The world-famous cathedral, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cologne Cathedral

Discovering Cologne on Your Own

The perfect way to start your Cologne trip is by walking from the stylish Park Inn by Radisson Köln City West to the district of Ehrenfeld. Get off the beaten track and explore this hip, multicultural part of town. And its lively blend of coffee shops, creativity, and musical offerings. Fans of historical charm can stroll through the quaint narrow streets of the old town around Great St. Martin Church. As well as the hay market and the old market. Stop off at one of the traditional breweries and savor some hearty Cologne specialties. For example, Rheinischen Sauerbraten (Rhineland pot roast) or Halven Hahn (a cheese roll snack). And, naturally, wash it all down with some local draft Kölsch.

Couple enjoying bike ride in Cologne

The Call of the Rhine

The Rhine and its riverside promenades form the heart of the city. People come here to party, relax, and meet friends. Architecture aficionados can explore the new Rheinauhafen district that offers a fantastic kaleidoscope of varied architectural styles. Anyone wanting to simply sit and watch the water flow past can relax at sunset in one of the many cafés, bars, and restaurants on the Rheinboulevard.

The Rhein

Art, Museums, and 1,001 Events in Cologne

Picasso in the Museum Ludwig, world history in the Romano-Germanic Museum, concerts and parties in the district of Ehrenfeld, and convivial evenings spent chatting and drinking Kölsch beer with the locals in the bars of the Altstadt: Cologne has something for everyone. If the locals love one thing apart from the Rhine, it is their rich and varied landscape of culture, museums, and art. Unique events during every season of the year showcase the city’s love of culture and celebration. Visit Cologne during its crazy Carnival or experience its magical winter guise with its beautiful Christmas markets set against historical backdrops. After a day full of adventures, the trendy Park Inn by Radisson Köln City West is a modern haven of calm in Cologne.