Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #19 in Cologne, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 5.5 km
Ascend 62 m
Descend 65 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: Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Kirche

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The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church is a Protestant community center with a church built in 1979 in the Cologne district of Lindenthal (Deckstein). Today, it is one of three Protestant churches in the congregation of Lindenthal in the Cologne-Mitte church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland. The church is named after the theologian and resistance fighter against National Socialism Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Wikipedia: Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Kirche (Köln-Lindenthal) (DE), Website

1946 meters / 23 minutes

Sight 2: Zur heiligen Familie

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Zur Heiligen Familie in the Cologne district of Sülz is a church building in Sülz, which functioned as the church of the former orphanage on the Sülzgürtel. It was profaned after 2010 and converted into a cultural and multifunctional centre as part of the housing development of the surrounding area.

Wikipedia: Zur Heiligen Familie (Köln) (DE)

1037 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 3: St. Nikolaus

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The Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas on Berrenrather Straße at Nikolausplatz in Cologne-Sülz belongs to the parish of St. Nicholas and Charles Borromeo. Together with the Church of St. Bruno in Cologne-Klettenberg, it forms the pastoral care area of Sülz-Klettenberg in the deanery of Cologne-Lindenthal.

Wikipedia: St. Nikolaus (Köln-Sülz) (DE)

602 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Kirche Johannes XXIII.

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The Church of the Catholic University Parish of Cologne – St. John XXIII is a Roman Catholic church built in 1968–1969 by Josef Rikus and Heinz Buchmann († 2004), which has been a listed building in the Cologne district of Sülz since 2016. With its brutalist, sculptural architecture, it occupies a special position among Cologne's church buildings. After the canonization of Pope John XXIII in 2014, he was included in the official name of the church as the patron saint of the church.

Wikipedia: Kirche der katholischen Hochschulgemeinde Köln – St. Johannes XXIII. (DE)

661 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Tersteegenhaus

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TersteegenhausHOWI - Horsch, Willy / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Tersteegenhaus in Emmastraße in Cologne-Sülz is the second church in the Cologne-Klettenberg parish, which belongs to the Cologne-Mitte church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland. It was consecrated in 1928 and last rebuilt and renovated inside in 2004. Initially, it was only referred to as the "parish hall" and only after 1945 was it named after Gerhard Tersteegen (1697–1769), a theologian and writer of Reformed Pietism.

Wikipedia: Tersteegenhaus (DE), Website

1248 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 6: Weißhaus

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The Weißhaus is a medieval moated castle in the Cologne district of Sülz.

Wikipedia: Weißhaus (DE)


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