Explore Cologne, the city on the Rhine with the world-famous cathedral. Ramble through the historic city center with its rustic breweries.
Cologne has plenty to offer – from culture to Kölsch to Carnival. Tour the Gothic cathedral and stroll down winding alleyways in the historic district. Take a break with a cool Kölsch beer in one of the many bars lining the Alter Markt square. The city's museums are popular sights. Art lovers can feast their eyes on Picassos at Museum Ludwig. Crowds flock to events such as the world-famous Cologne Carnival or Kölner Lichter (Cologne Lights), a major fireworks display. For downtown accommodations, it's hard to beat Steigenberger Hotel Köln, located only a few minutes from the Koelnmesse conference center. Visitors come here from all over the globe to attend well-known exhibitions such as ART Cologne.