Visit Cologne's top attractions in this 4.0 hours itinerary. Heinzelmännchenbrunnen, Kölner Dom, Bastei and all other sights were never that easy to visit in this well planned 4.0 hours Cologne itinerary.
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The Heinzelmännchen are a race of creatures appearing in a tale connected with the city of Cologne in Germany. The little house gnomes are said to have done all the work of the citizens of Cologne during the night, so that the inhabitants of Cologne could be very lazy during the day. According to the legend, this went on until a tailor's wife got so curious to see the gnomes that she scattered peas onto the floor of the workshop to make the gnomes slip and fall. The gnomes, being infuriated, disappeared and never returned. From that time on, the citizens of Cologne had to do all their work by themselves.Read more
Rita McBride (born 1960 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American artist and sculptor. She is based in Düsseldorf, Germany where she is the Director of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the Arts Academy of Düsseldorf. She is known for large scale works and installations. One of her best known works is Mae West, a 170 foot high sculpture erected in Munich in 2011.Read more
The Basilica of St. Cunibert also St. Kunibert (German pronunciation: [ˌzaŋtʰ ˈkʰunɪˌbɛʁtʰ], Colognian (Kölsch) pronunciation: [ˌtsɪnt ˈkʊnɪˌbɛːtʰ]) is the last of Cologne's twelve Romanesque churches to be built. It was consecrated 1247, one year before work on the Gothic Cologne Cathedral began. It was declared a minor Basilica in 1998 by the then Pope John Paul II. == History == A small church located at a burial ground north of the Roman city was founded or renewed by Cunibert, ninth Bishop of Cologne.Read more
Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom, officially Hohe Domkirche Sankt Petrus, Latin: Ecclesia Cathedralis Sanctorum Petri, English: Cathedral Church of Saint Peter) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996. It is Germany's most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day and currently the tallest twin-spired church at 157 m (515 ft) tall. Construction of Cologne Cathedral commenced in 1248 and was halted in 1473, leaving it unfinished.Read more
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