Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #15 in Cologne, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 15 sights
Distance 10.8 km
Ascend 118 m
Descend 117 m

Experience Cologne in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in CologneIndividual Sights in Cologne

Sight 1: Kalker Kapelle

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Kalker Kapelle Horsch, Willy / CC BY 3.0

The Kalk Chapel in Cologne was rebuilt between 1948 and 1950 after its destruction in the Second World War. It has its origins in the early modern period around 1666/67. The chapel is located in the district of Kalk at the junction of the streets Kalker Hauptstraße and Kapellenstraße, which branches off southeast in the direction of the district of Vingst.

Wikipedia: Kalker Kapelle (DE)

1127 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 2: Historical watertower

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Chemische Fabrik Kalk (CFK) was a German chemicals company based in Kalk, a city district of Cologne. The company was founded in 1858 as Chemische Fabrik Vorster & Grüneberg, Cöln by Julius Vorster and Hermann Julius Grüneberg and was renamed to Chemische Fabrik Kalk GmbH in 1892. At times the company was the second-largest German producer of soda ash and was, with almost 2400 employees, one of the largest employers in Cologne. For decades the chimneys and the water tower of the factory dominated the skyline of Cologne-Kalk.

Wikipedia: Chemische Fabrik Kalk (EN)

1030 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 3: Humboldtpark

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The Humboldtpark in the Cologne district of Humboldt/Gremberg is a 2.2-hectare listed green space and one of the few inner-city parks in the Kalk district.

Wikipedia: Humboldtpark (Köln) (DE)

1729 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 4: Düxer Bock

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The Düxer Bock is the unofficial heraldic animal of the Cologne district of Deutz. Numerous associations and initiatives have the Düxer Bock in their name, logo or as a mascot. Since 1964, there has also been a monument with an image of the Düxer Bock created by Gerhard Marcks in Deutz and commemorates the urban legend.

Wikipedia: Düxer Bock (DE)

1863 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 5: Deutsches Sport- und Olympiamuseum

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Deutsches Sport- und Olympiamuseum

The German Sport & Olympic Museum is a museum in Cologne that presents the history of sports from antiquity to modern times. It is located in Cologne's Rheinauhafen within the Cologne-Altstadt-Süd district.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum (DE), Website

610 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Rheinauhafen

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The Rheinauhafen is a 15.4 hectares urban regeneration project in Cologne, Germany, located along the river Rhine between the Südbrücke and Severinsbrücke, just south of the inner city's historic old town.

Wikipedia: Rheinauhafen (EN)

943 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 7: St. Gregorius am Elend

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St. Gregorius im Elend, sometimes also called St. Gregorius Am Elend and in the vernacular Elendskirche, is a late Baroque style church in Cologne's Old Town. The church is a reconstruction of the 18th century building destroyed in the Second World War. It is located between Sionstal Street, Arnold-von-Siegen-Straße and Severinstraße on An St. Katharinen Street.

Wikipedia: St. Gregorius im Elend (DE)

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: St. Johann Baptist

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St. Johann Baptist is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne, Germany.

Wikipedia: St. Johann Baptist (Köln) (DE)

736 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 9: Ulrepforte

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The Ulrepforte was built in the early 13th century as part of the medieval city wall of Cologne. It was first mentioned in a document in 1245. The Ulrepforte has been preserved with major structural changes. In front of it, the Sachsenring road passes as part of the Cologne Rings.

Wikipedia: Ulrepforte (DE)

441 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Kartäuserkirche

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Kartäuserkirche Elke Wetzig (Elya) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Carthusian Church is the church of the former Carthusian monastery in Cologne, founded in 1334, the Cologne Charterhouse. Today, the church serves as a parish church for the Protestant congregation of Cologne.

Wikipedia: Kartäuserkirche (Köln) (DE), Website

420 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 11: St. Maria vom Frieden

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St. Maria vom Frieden Elke Wetzig (Elya) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Maria vom Frieden is a baroque church in the southern old town of Cologne. The convent church of a convent of the Discalced Carmelites was consecrated in 1692 after several years of construction. The patronage refers to a miraculous image of the Mother of God, which was bequeathed to the convent in 1642 as an inheritance. In April 1942, the church and monastery were largely destroyed, but between 1947 and 1957 they were gradually rebuilt in the old style.

Wikipedia: St. Maria vom Frieden (Köln) (DE)

438 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: St. Johannisgemeinde

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St. Johannisgemeinde

The Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church is a confessional Lutheran church body of Germany. It is a member of the European Lutheran Conference and of the International Lutheran Council (ILC). The SELK has about 33,000 members in 174 congregations. The seat of SELK is in Hanover.

Wikipedia: Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church (EN), Website

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Diana mit springender Antilope

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Diana mit springender Antilope Horsch, Willy - HOWI / CC BY 3.0

Diana with Leaping Antelope is a sculpture by the sculptor Fritz Behn, which is on display at the Sachsenring in the Neustadt-Süd district of Cologne.

Wikipedia: Diana mit springender Antilope (DE)

569 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 14: St. Paul

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St. Paul is the name of a neo-Gothic parish church consecrated in 1908 on Vorgebirgstraße/Lothringer Straße in the district of Innenstadt (Neustadt-Süd). The name of the Archbishop of Cologne, Paulus Melchers, was also the inspiration for this. The patronage comes from the former Romanesque parish church and parish of St. Paul, which belonged to the collegiate church of St. Andreas and was located east of it. This was demolished in 1807.

Wikipedia: St. Paul (Köln) (DE)

451 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 15: Volksgarten

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The Volksgarten is a public park in the Neustadt-Süd district of Cologne, Germany.

Wikipedia: Volksgarten, Cologne (EN)


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