Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #18 in Cologne, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 8.8 km
Ascend 83 m
Descend 83 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: Grabeskirche St. Bartholomäus

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The burial church of St. Bartholomew is a former Roman Catholic parish church in Cologne-Ehrenfeld, which has been used as a columbarium since 2014, where the ashes of the deceased are buried in burial chambers. The sponsor of the burial church is the Catholic parish of Saints Rochus, Epiphany and Bartholomew. It is the first and so far only burial church in the Archdiocese of Cologne.

Wikipedia: St. Bartholomäus (Köln-Ehrenfeld) (DE), Website

984 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 2: DOMiD

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DOMiD is a registered association in Cologne that collects, preserves, researches and exhibits materials on the history of migration. The history of immigration in Germany is to be presented to a broad audience. In addition to its museum and archival work, DOMiD organizes events, conferences and lectures. The aim is to convey migration as a normal case. Since 2010, DOMiD has been located in the district town hall in Cologne-Ehrenfeld.

Wikipedia: DOMiD (DE), Website

445 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Urania Theater

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The Urania Theater is a theater in the Ehrenfeld district of Cologne, Germany.

Wikipedia: Urania Theater (DE), Website

1127 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 4: Synagoge im Jüdischen Wohlfahrtszentrum

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Synagoge im Jüdischen Wohlfahrtszentrum Elke Wetzig (Elya) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Jewish Welfare Center is a large Jewish social institution located in the former buildings of the "Israelite Asylum for the Sick and the Elderly" at Ottostraße 85 in the Neuehrenfeld district of Cologne. The centre looks back on an eventful and eventful history. The new and converted building complex, which was occupied in 2003, now houses facilities of the Cologne synagogue community such as administration, social counselling, daycare centre, primary school and a parents' home as a Jewish institution for the elderly.

Wikipedia: Jüdisches Wohlfahrtszentrum (DE), Website

974 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 5: Blücherpark

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The Blucher Park is a green area in the Cologne district of picture pieces, Cologne-Nippes district. The Volkspark was created from 1911 to 1913 according to the plans of the garden architect Fritz Encke. It is considered the first urban park for the former industrial suburbs Ehrenfeld and Nippes located in the northwest and north of Cologne. Its size is 18.4 hectares. The Blucher Park borders on the park belt in the south, in the west to the A 57 and in the north and east to residential areas that lie between Outer Kanalstraße and Escher Straße. On the east-west axis, the parking space is divided from Heidemannstrasse in the north and south half. There is a sports field in the north and a pond in the south. The name of the park is reminiscent of the Prussian general field marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher.

Wikipedia: Blücherpark (DE)

838 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 6: Nathanaelkirche

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The Nathanael Church belongs to the Protestant Nathanael parish in Cologne-Bilderstöckchen. The church building, named after the disciple Nathanael, was completed in 1965 and in 1974 received its striking campanile, set apart from the church building, directly at the intersection of Escher Straße and Parkgürtel.

Wikipedia: Nathanaelkirche (Bilderstöckchen) (DE), Website

1743 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 7: Lutherkirche Nippes

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Lutherkirche Nippes

The Luther Church is a neo-Gothic Protestant church in the sixty quarter of the Cologne district of Nippes in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Köln-Nippes) (DE), Website

923 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 8: St. Bonifatius

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The Roman Catholic Church of St. Boniface is a neo-Romanesque religious building in the Cologne district of Nippes, Germany. It belongs to the Catholic parish of St. Engelbert and St. Bonifatius.

Wikipedia: St. Bonifatius (Köln-Nippes) (DE)

278 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Planetarium und Sternwarte Köln

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The Cologne Planetarium is located in the Leonardo da Vinci Gymnasium in Cologne-Nippes. A Zeiss small planetarium ZKP-1, built in 1965, in the basement of the school offers groups of up to 30 people the opportunity to show the starry sky, the Milky Way and planets as they can be seen with the naked eye in clear weather. The Cologne Planetarium also has an observatory that was built between 1960 and 1963. A very large part of the complex – including the telescopes and domes – was built by former students in their spare time. Hermann Gundermann (1938–2022) was the long-time director of the planetarium. His successor is Stefan Nowak.

Wikipedia: Planetarium Köln (DE), Website

1479 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 10: Sankt Engelbert

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Sankt Engelbert

St. Engelbert is a Catholic church in Cologne-Riehl, Germany. It was built from 1930 to 1932 according to a design by the architect Dominikus Böhm and is considered the first modern church building in Cologne and also one of the original buildings of modern church architecture.

Wikipedia: St. Engelbert (Köln) (DE), Website


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