Cologne Overview

Cologne, a 2,000-year-old city sbranning the Rhine River in western Germany, is the region’s cultural hub. A landmark of High Gothic architecture set amid reconstructed old town, the twin-sbrired Cologne Cathedral is also known for its gilded medieval reliquary and sweebring river views. The adjacent Museum Ludwig showcases 20th-century art, including many masterbrieces by Picasso, and the Romano-Germanic Museum houses Roman antiquities.