The Bonn-Konrad Adenauer Airport (CGN) is located 16 kms south east of Cologne.
Cologne city, also known as Koln in German, is the fourth largest city of Germany. It is located in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, of which it is the largest city. Cologne city is the economic and cultural center of the region of Germany in which it is located, that is the Rhineland. Cologne is also a river port, being located on the Rhine River. It is one of the most important centers of art in Europe. Cologne city is also an important trade fair center of the world and plays host to such trade fairs as Art Cologne Fair, International Furniture Fair, and Photokina. Cologne city is well known in the world for a type of beer produced by it known as Kolsch. A well known artificial fragrance, known as Eau de Cologne, meaning "water of Cologne," derives its name from Cologne. It is the name of an artificial fragrance created in the 18th century by an Italian expatriate, which became extremely popular all over the world.
Country : Germany
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Location : Cologne city is located in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia along the Rhine River, between the German cities of Dusseldorf and Bonn.
Geographic Coordinates : Latitude 50.56 N, Longitude 06.57 E.
Area : Cologne city occupies a total area of 405.15 square km.
Climate: The climate of Cologne city is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. The climate of Cologne city can be called mild. The summers are warm and the winters are mild. During the winters, the Cologne region is one of the warmest regions of Germany. It experiences rainfall almost throughout the year. The winter season lasts from November to February, with January being the coldest month with an average temperature of 34° F. The summer lasts from May to August with July being the warmest month with average temperature of 68° F.
Cologne Tourist Attractions :
Cologne is a vibrant art center of Europe. It has multitudes of world famous tourist attractions in different shapes and sizes. Cologne Cathedral is a World Heritage Site and houses the relics of Three Magi. The Wallraf-Richartz Museum is an exquisite art gallery with precious collection from the twentieth century. The Romanesque Churches are exemplary examples of fine architecture. For shopping enthusiasts the area around Apostelnstrasse, Ehrenstrasse, and Rudolfplatz is a must visit.
Cologne's new 46,000 capacity football stadium- the host of four games of 2006 FIFA games is another major place of interest for the tourists.
The notable cities around Cologne are Wesseling, Leverkusen, Hurth, Pulheim and Niederkassel.
Cologne Hotels :
Cologne takes pride in providing the world class staying experience in its luxurious hotels. Few of the notable hotels of Cologne are Weber, Excelsior Hotel Ernst, Maritim, and Meridien Dom. These hotels are well equipped to cater to the requirements of every kind of tourist.
Important Places in Cologne:
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