Kranhäuser in Cologne

19 September 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Kranhäuser and Cologne Cathedral © Martin Falbisoner/cc-by-sa-4.0

Kranhäuser and Cologne Cathedral © Martin Falbisoner/cc-by-sa-4.0

Kranhaus (“crane house”, plural Kranhäuser) refers to each one of the three 17-story buildings in the Rheinauhafen of Cologne, Germany. Their shape, an upside-down “L”, is reminiscent of the harbor cranes that were used to load cargo from and onto ships, two of which were left standing as monuments when the harbor was redesigned as a residential and commercial quarter in the early 2000s. Each building is about 62 m (203 ft) high, 70.2 m (230 ft) long, and 33.75 m (110.7 ft) wide.   read more…

Bad Münstereifel – City Outlet

17 June 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  9 minutes

© panoramio.com - Jan Uyttebroeck/cc-by-sa-3.0

© panoramio.com – Jan Uyttebroeck/cc-by-sa-3.0

Bad Münstereifel is a historical spa town in the district of Euskirchen with about 17,000 inhabitants, situated in the far southeast of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The little town is one of only few historical towns in the southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia, and because of this is often overcrowded by tourists throughout Spring and Summer.   read more…

ART Cologne, the world’s oldest art fair

18 February 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Museums, Exhibitions, Events Reading Time:  5 minutes

© artcologne.de

© artcologne.de

Art Cologne is an art fair held annually in Cologne in Germany and was established in 1967 as Kölner Kunstmarkt. It is regarded as the world’s oldest art fair of its kind. The fair runs for six days and brings together galleries from more than 20 countries at the Cologne Exhibition Center. It is open to the public and attracts about 60,000 visitors.   read more…

The Cologne Cathedral

10 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  7 minutes

© ger1axg/cc-by-sa-3.0

© ger1axg/cc-by-sa-3.0

Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and is a World Heritage Site. It is Germany’s most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day.   read more…

The Rhine

7 October 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  9 minutes

Distance marks along the Rhine indicate distances from this bridge in the City of Constance © Achim Lehle

Distance marks along the Rhine indicate distances from this bridge in the City of Constance © Achim Lehle

The Rhine flows from Grisons in the eastern Swiss Alps to the North Sea coast in the Netherlands and is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe, at about 1,233 km (766 mi), with an average discharge of more than 2,000 m3/s (71,000 cu ft/s).   read more…

Cologne – 2000 years of history

29 April 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  7 minutes

Rhine Garden © Raimond Spekking/cc-by-sa-3.0

Rhine Garden © Raimond Spekking/cc-by-sa-3.0

Cologne is Germany’s fourth-largest city (after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich), and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.   read more…

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