of the City The Kölner Dom’s mighty towers dominate Cologne’s
introduce you to the long construction history of the
cathedral, and will let you in on the mysterious
explanation for why work on the Kölner Dom will never
end – at least, according to the legend.
Landmark Long before the cornerstone for the Kölner Dom was
laid, the huge Romanesque church,
Gross St. Martin, was the dominant landmark of the city.
Its five towers are an integral part of the Cologne
You’ll hear the shaky story
of the corner towers, and will learn about the Roman
ruins that lie beneath the church.
Kölsch and Carnival The “Alter Markt” or “old marketplace” is always
full of life.
about Cologne’s democratic traditions as well as other
ancient customs, find out about Jan van Werth, and
you’ll get a crash course in how not to order more beers
than you want at Cologne’s traditional brewery houses.
Summer is the high season for Cologne’s Fischmarkt. The
panoramic view of the old town from here is
incomparable. We’ll tell you why this area has been one
of the city’s busiest since the Middle Ages, and about
the clever tricks of the merchant class that turned
Cologne into a major center of trade.
A Mask for
Why is there a horribly grimacing mask on the wall of
this building? Cologne natives love to tell stories, and
this particular decoration has several tales associated
The stories have one thing in common – they all
somehow revolve around an Archbishop named Anno.