Cologne

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Where sacred and laic intertwine

Cologne is a blend of spiritual and secular, an important pilgrimage destination (the relics of the Magi are said to be kept in the Shrine of the Three Kings at the Kölner Dom), and also the host of one of the most exciting and fun carnivals in Germany and the world: the Kölner Karneval that lasts 6 days in February, each year. The city’s most famous landmark, the Dom, is the fourth largest church in the world, and the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe. Cologne is also famous for Eau de Cologne (Kölnisch Wasser) – a fragrance so popular in the 18th century that it became synonym perfume all over the world.

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4711 house
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Manufacture of Eau de Cologne
Cologne Carnival Museum
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4.7
Mardi Gras German style
Cologne Cathedral
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4.0
The most famous building in Cologne
Metropolis
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4.0
Program cinema and café
Overstolzenhaus
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4.0
Romanesque patrician's house
Praetorium
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4.7
Former residence of the Roman Governor
Roman Tower
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4.0
An outstanding example for the Roman fortifications
Römisch-Germanisches Museum
Museum
4.8
Rome's impact on Northern Europe revealed
The Flora
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4.0
An oasis of green at Cologne's center
Weidener Grabkammer
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4.0
Burial chamber of the 2nd century
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