The best Attractions in Cologne

Inspiring Events, Happenings and Locations near Classic Hotel Harmonie

Breathe in the genuine Cologne atmosphere and get inspired by its fascinating zest for life. Whether art museums, Christmas markets, street festivals ... Cologne has much to offer.


We have picked out three suggestions for you:

Cologne Cathedral

The second highest church building in Europe, the third highest in the world, overtowers the city in monumental splendor. Its grandiose Gothic style with the impressive facade and spires have fascinated visitors from all over the world for centuries and gave the “cathedral city” its name. Experience the history of this ancient Roman-Catholic church in one of the exciting guided tours.


The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum is the oldest museum in Cologne with almost 200 years of age. It houses the world's largest collection of medieval paintings, which particularly should inspire those who are historically interested. 

Kolumba-The Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese

Unlike the name suggests, the Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese does not consider itself only as a religious exhibition house, but as a museum which wants to show off all forms and facets of artistic representation. 

Love locks

For several years now, love locks have been considered one of Cologne’s most charming traditions. As proof of their love, couples fix padlocks to the railings on the Hohenzollern Bridge; to ensure everlasting love, they then throw the key into the Rhein river below.

Chocolate Museum

"Nothing is worth more than a good friend, except a friend with chocolate", Charles Dickens said - and how right he was! There is hardly a pleasure Germans love more than chocolate. But did you know that its origins lie with the ingenious Aztecs and Incas? 

Rhine Tour

So originell wie ursprünglich ist es, die Domstadt am Rhein zu Wasser zu erkunden. Verschiedene Schifffahrtsgesellschaften bieten von einstündigen Panorama-Rundfahrten über mehrstündige Themenrundfahrten bis hin zu Tagesrundfahrten für jeden Geschmack Touren auf der Kölner Lebensader an.

Cable Cars

The cable car offers you the most attractive bird's eye view of the city. Take a leisurely trip across "Old Father Rhine" and admire the city's fascinating panorama. Enjoy a relaxing view of Cologne as you cross unhurriedly from one bank to the other.

Museum Ludwig

The Museum Ludwig is located at the back of the Cologne Cathedral and shows modern art of the 20th and 21st century. In one of Europe's most important museums of contemporary art you will find pearls of Pop Art, extraordinary photographs, architectural installations and exhibitions by renowned artists. 

Romano-Germanic Museum with lake near Classic Hotel Harmonie

Romano-Germanic Museum

The Romano-Germanic Museum presents the archaeological heritage of Cologne from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. For those who want to get to know Cologne with its origins and its fascinating history, visiting this museum is a must. But not only what the museum has to offer in itself is worth seeing:

Cologne Zoo

Not only that the Cologne Zoo can look back on more than 150 years of scientific research projects, successful breedings and important achievements in the conservation of species. He still is one of the most popular zoos in Germany with attractions such as the historic sea lion rocks, the rainforest house, the “owl monastery” and the elephant park.