Cologne is not only the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia, but with its 2000 years of history it is also the oldest city in Germany. Remains of Roman buildings can be still found in the city centre, as well as medieval buildings, such as the magnificent city hall or remains of the former city walls. The impressive Cologne Cathedral, which is the largest Cathedral and most visited tourist attraction in Germany, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and symbol of the city.
Its treasure house contains a wealth of sacred treasures, especially the Golden Shrine of the Three Kings, which contains the relics of the three kings. In addition to the significant museums and art and cultural centers, Cologne offers a wonderful panorama of the Rhine River and a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere. A city trip must include a visit to Schildergasse shopping street and a stroll through the colourful nightlife of Cologne. The world famous Cologne Carnival, „fünfte Jahreszeit“, ("fifth season") is a special experience. Take the comfortable buses of Deutsche Touring to drive you inexpensively, quickly and safely to the Rhine metropolis.