Cologne

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Cologne is the largest city of Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It was founded and established in the 1st century AD as the Roman Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, the first word of which is the origin of its name. During the Middle Ages the city flourished as being located on one of the most important major trade routes between east and western Europe. Cologne was one of the leading members of the Hanseatic League and one of the largest cities north of the Alps in medieval and Renaissance times.

Cologne is a major cultural centre for the Rhineland; it hosts more than 30 museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from local ancient Roman archeological sites to contemporary graphics and sculpture. The city’s spectacular Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. (Source: Wikipedia).

You will find tourist information on koelntourismus.de.