This place was everything you dream of when picturing Germany. Beautiful lush green forests, kolsch beer, currywurst & bratwurst, and of course - underground German clubs. If you like listening to hit 100's, clubbing in Köln may not be the place for you, but if you want an authentic experience - find some German mates to take you to an old warehouse turned club to dance until the sun comes up. You won't regret it. P.S. I think Germany is literally the place where you can dance like nobody is watching...because they aren't. So bust out the moves!
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The historic Cologne Cathedral has stood the test of time since the initial construction in 1248, and is one of the only structures that stayed standing after bombings from World War II. For only a few Euros you can go to the top of the Dom and see a panoramic view of the city (well recommended), be mindful that the hallways are narrow, but the view at the top is definitely worth the hundreds of stairs you take to get there.
Alright so it may not be the fanciest of establishments, but true to the German culture - you must try Curry Time's Currywurst and Bratwurst. Essentially it is a fast-food chain that offers these typical German dishes; bratwurst here is served in a round bun with your choice of mustard topping, where as currywurst is a pork sausage that has been sliced and topped with a curried ketchup and becomes magic in the mouth. Who would have thought to pair brats with curry? The Germans - and it is brilliant.
The Hohenzollern Bridge crosses the Rhein river in Cologne. What was once an important asset for the Germans during the war, it has now become a symbol of love. After the original bridge was destroyed in World War II, the bridge that is seen today has become a popular place for couples to 'lock their love'. For many years couples have began 'locking their love' onto the bridge and throwing away the key into the Rhein river below to symbolize it's eternity.