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Standing proudly in the breathtakingly beautiful Westphalian landscape of fairytale castles, sleepy villages, thick wooded hills and vineyards; Cologne is one of Germany largest cities. Standing on the banks of the mighty River Rhine, Cologne is the Rhineland's largest city and the state's cultural capital. Several splendid bridges in the historic parts of the city span the Rhine and many impressive views of the city's beautiful skyline can be enjoyed from the east bank or from one of the many river boats or floating restaurants.

Cologne's history stretches back to early Roman times and the city's museums contain a wonderful collection of archaeological treasures which are a 'must see'.

The world famous 'Eau de cologne' was first invented here in 1709 and is still in production, being exported all over the globe.

Cologne has now evolved to become one of Europe's favourite conference venues, regularly playing host to a variety of trade fairs and events from manufacturing to music concerts.

Events in Cologne

February to March - 'Karneval''. Seven days from the Thursday before Ash Wednesday up to and including Ash Wednesday.

Early July - 'Christopher Street Day'. A gay-lesbian street celebration with exotic costumes.

August - 'Popkomm', a mammoth, free music festival and trade fair. It attracts up to two million visitors annually.

End of November through to Christmas - The 'Weihnachtsmarkt' .Cologne's Christmas market. Traditionally decorated stalls selling festive gifts and food.

Must See in Cologne

Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) - Begun in 1248 to house the relics of the Magi, the Gothic Dom was not completed until 1880. The lavishly carved choir stalls, dating from 1310, are the oldest in Germany, and the life-size cross at over 1000 years old, is believed to be the oldest in existence. Situated in the heart of Cologne, from the top of the Dom's south tower there are panoramic views across the city and surrounding area.

Ludwig Museum - Cologne's oldest museum was founded in the 19th century to exhibit works by local artists.

Romano-Germanic Museum - The most impressive attraction in the Romano-Germanic Museum is the 70-square-metre (753-square-foot) Dionysos-Mosaik. The mosaic, once the floor of the main room of a large Roman villa dating from the third century AD, was discovered in 1941 during excavation work for an air-raid shelter.

Museum of East Asian Art - Founded in 1913 to exhibit the Fischer Collection, the original museum building was destroyed during World War II and replaced in 1977 by the current Japanese-inspired construction and landscaped garden.

Chocolate Museum - Located close to the Altstadt, the Imhoff-Stollwerck Museum (also known as the Chocolate Museum) celebrates the story of chocolate. Visitors are able to walk through an arboretum containing cocoa trees and exotic plants. However the highlight of every visit is the opportunity to sample the chocolate fountain oozing schokolade.