Cologne is the largest city in North Rhine Westphalia and the fourth largest city in Germany. With its seven Rhine bridges and ten motorways, Cologne has an excellent transport system. Each day more than 1000 trains enter or leave Cologne Hauptbahnhof (main station).
There are more than 3000 pubs, cafes and restaurants serving everything from cake to pizza and sushi. And don’t forget to try one of the typical brew houses, where “Kölsch” is not only spoken (thedialect is called kölsch as well) but drunk as well, and where a friendly and open-minded atmosphere will make you feel at home. The nightlife in Cologne is pulsating and with more than 70 clubs and party hot spots it offers something for everybody, from jazz, reggae and R&B to techno. The countless bars, restaurants and brewhouses also invite visitors to party. No other German city has as many pubs per capita as Cologne.
Cologne is a beautiful and diverse city, surrounded by equally attractive and varied countryside. Nestling between the foothills of the Eifel and the Bergisches Land, the narrow Middle Rhine valley and the Lower Rhine plain, Cologne is the ideal starting point for both short and prolonged excursions in one of the most breath-taking cultural landscapes in Germany.