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Travelling to Cologne

Cologne is the fourth-largest city in Germany. Millions of individuals travel to the city each year. Ebookers can help you locate the best deals in travel and deals on flights to Cologne. The city offers several dozen museums, hundreds of art galleries and a wide variety of cultural activities. There are plenty of things to do regardless of your age or interests.

Cologne Bonn Airport

Travellers arriving in Cologne by airline will arrive at the Cologne Bonn Airport. It is located approximately 9 miles southeast of the city's centre on Heinrich-Steinmann. Several airlines provide service to the airport, including Air Berlin, Air Via, Turkish Airlines and WOW air. The airport has many name-brand fashion stores, a piano bar and a wide selection of restaurants.

Transportation in Cologne

There are numerous transportation options from the airport. Rental cars are on hand, and fees depend on the size of the vehicle you rent. It can take approximately 20 minutes to get from the airport to downtown by car. The Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line is located near the airport and offers flat-rate fees to various stops in the city. It takes about 15 minutes to reach downtown. Buses are located at the main terminal entrance and provide inexpensive rides around the city. They stop often for drop-offs and pickups, which can make the ride very long.

The Best Time to Visit

The best time of year to travel to Cologne is in the spring and fall, when average daytime highs are around 17°C. This makes sightseeing pleasant and outdoor activities more comfortable . You may need a jacket in the evening, when lows can drop to 9°C. Summers can be hot and humid, with average highs in the lows 20s. If you travel in the summer, be sure to bring shorts, sandals and a bathing suit for cooling off. Winters can be bitterly cold, with night-time lows dropping to 1 degree Celsius. Winter travellers should bring plenty of warm clothes, hats, gloves and a heavy coat.

Things to Do

Cologne is a busy city with a variety of activities to choose from. The Koelner Zoo is home to more animals than any other zoo in Germany. It has an aquarium and an elephant habitat. The Wallraf-Richartz Museum has a large collection of artwork dating back to the 13th century. Visitors can take a self-guided tour and shop at the museum store. For the best views of the city, the Koeln Triangle skyscraper is one of the tallest buildings in the area. It is an excellent place to take pictures. Due to the extremely cold temperatures, winter months are the cheapest time to visit Cologne. Summer is the peak tourist season in Cologne, so if you choose to visit the city during this time, be sure to plan in advance.

Enjoying Your Trip

Cologne is a popular tourist destination year-round. Travellers will enjoy exploring Cologne, from the beautiful works of art and outdoor activities to the museums and historic architecture. Let ebookers help you locate low-fare transportation options, travel packages and discount flights to Cologne.

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