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Customer Travel Tips for Cologne

83% Avg. city rating Rated by 848 customers

Activities / excursions 82%

Restaurants / eating out 85%

Shopping 86%

Chilling out / relaxing 79%

Getting around / public transport 86%

Sightseeing 84%

Culture 85%

Nightlife / partying 82%

Value for money 78%

Customer Travel Tips for Cologne

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89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


15 Oct 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: 5 person all day travel ticket costing €13.80...no brainer.

Liked: Transport system was excellent, easy to get around. Food was fantastic and the beer halls were a great experience. People were nice and friendly.

Disliked: Bit grubby as you venture further out of the city.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


31 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Come and chill here. Enjoy as much as you like.

Liked: Friendliness.

Disliked: No.

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


17 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Visit on week days. Hostel near citycenter. buy the city card. boat trip on the rhein. choclate museum. taste the local beer(Kölsch).

Liked: lots of cultural sight to visit. many activities. party at night.

Disliked: on weekends overcrowded

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


27 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference City break

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Stay near Neumart station

Liked: Culture

Disliked: Language

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


28 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Don't miss Carnival

Liked: Festival

Disliked: Not so clean

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


17 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Climb the Dom, go to a concert at Lanxess Arena, take a walk at the Rheinufer

Liked: The 'Dom', the possibilities to party, the concert at the 'Lanxess Arena', the 'Rheinufer'

Disliked: No.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


22 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Get to know how train tickets work in Germany may help u arrange the itinerary

Liked: Combination of old and new buildings. Culture, architecture

Disliked: Some people there are awful

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
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  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


29 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Go there in summer

Liked: The architecture

Disliked: A little cold

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


11 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Very walkable.

Liked: Everything.

Disliked: No.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


12 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Food

Liked: Food

Disliked: N/A

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


09 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: be happy

Liked: people speak German

Disliked: nothing

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


22 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Book early.

Liked: Very easy to get around

Disliked: Due to the War, very few attractions / things to see compared to other European cities. Convention Center hosts lots of huge events, but the hotels / hostels in Cologne know the schedule and price accordingly.

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Be prepared to pay by cash.

Liked: Beautiful monuments, well developed public transport, nice restaurants and lots of cool graffiti!

Disliked: Too many places where you are not able to pay with a card, too many tickets machines that were out of order.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


12 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Take a boat tour to get a feel of the city.

Liked: Very lively city with amazing sites to see.

Disliked: If you get a bus to Cologne you are dropped off outside of the city which means more changes and travelling to get to where you need to be.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


01 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: a lot to do so plan your day

Liked: Easy to travel and a very relaxed vibe from the city

Disliked: Nothing

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


10 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Relaxation / spa Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: go to the church earlier if you could.

Liked: church of course if they don't close so early during the weekend.

Disliked: church closed too early in weekend. people get drunk everywhere and all the time...

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


07 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Stayed in Neumarkt which was well positioned (2stops on metro from Koln hbf). Nobody checks your ticket on the metro or trains. not sure if you even need a ticket for metro. Climb the Dom for good views and visit Heumarkt for lovely restaurants and people watching.

Liked: Lovely and relaxed. Lots of places to eat and lovely to wander round the old cobbled streets.

Disliked: We spend only one full day - if we'd stayed longer would have struggled to fill the time

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
98% Avg. rating


06 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: always give anything a try

Liked: teh People !!!

Disliked: nothing

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


06 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Train station next to the world famous cathedral.

Liked: Cathedral

Disliked: No

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


19 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Dom

Liked: Love bridge

Disliked: nope

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83% Avg. city rating Rated by 848 customers

Activities / excursions 82%

Restaurants / eating out 85%

Shopping 86%

Chilling out / relaxing 79%

Getting around / public transport 86%

Sightseeing 84%

Culture 85%

Nightlife / partying 82%

Value for money 78%

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