Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Cologne, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 12.2 km
Ascend 148 m
Descend 148 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: Edith Stein

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The list of stumbling stones in the Cologne district of Lindenthal lists the stumbling stones laid by the artist Gunter Demnig in the Cologne district of Lindenthal.

Wikipedia: Liste der Stolpersteine im Kölner Stadtteil Lindenthal (DE), Website

271 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: St. Thomas-Morus-Kirche

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St. Thomas More Church is a Roman Catholic church in the Lindenthal district of Cologne, Germany.

Wikipedia: St. Thomas Morus (Köln) (DE)

738 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: Stadtwald

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The Cologne City Forest is a spacious park created at the end of the 19th century in the western Cologne district of Lindenthal. The green area, which is equipped with a game reserve, ponds and water canals as well as sports and playgrounds and an extensive network of paths, is a popular local recreation area on the left bank of the Rhine.

Wikipedia: Kölner Stadtwald (DE)

1610 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 4: Mor Petrus u. Mor Paulus - Syrisch-Orthodoxe Kirche

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St. Petrus and Paulus, originally monastery church of the good shepherd, is a Syrian Orthodox church in the Lindenthal district of Cologne, which was built from 1962 to 1964 according to plans by the architect Fritz Schaller and consecrated in December 1964. The church was originally designed as a monastery church for the religious community of the sisters by the good shepherd.

Wikipedia: St. Petrus und Paulus (Köln) (DE)

427 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Karl-Schwering-Platz

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Karl-Schwering-Platz is a green space in Cologne's Lindenthal district, designed in 1925 by Fritz Encke, director of horticulture. The square is part of the green corridor of the Lindenthal Canal, which was created as a connection between the inner green belt at Aachener Weiher and the city forest in the outer green belt on the initiative of the then mayor of Cologne, Konrad Adenauer. The elongated square was named after the former director of the Apostelgymnasium, Karl Schwering (1846–1925).

Wikipedia: Karl-Schwering-Platz (DE)

312 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Christi Auferstehung

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Christi Auferstehung Martin Falbisoner / CC BY-SA 4.0

Christ's resurrection is a Catholic church in the Lindenthal district of Cologne, which was built in 1968–1970 according to plans by the architect Gottfried Böhm and consecrated in 1971. It is considered a typical example and conclusion of a series of very plastic, sculptural buildings of the architect.

Wikipedia: Christi Auferstehung (Lindenthal) (DE), Website

622 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: Matthäuskirche

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The Matthäuskirche is a Protestant community centre with a church built between 1975 and 1977 in the Lindenthal district of Cologne. Today, it is one of three churches in the congregation of Lindenthal in the Cologne-Mitte church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, along with the Paul Gerhardt Church and the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church. The church is named after the evangelist Matthew.

Wikipedia: Matthäuskirche (Köln-Lindenthal) (DE), Website

627 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 8: Hiroshima-Nagasaki-Park

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki-Park was inaugurated on 7 August 2004 in part of the Inner Green Belt in the Neustadt-Süd district of Cologne.

Wikipedia: Hiroshima-Nagasaki-Park (DE)

784 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 9: Synagoge Köln

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Synagoge Köln Hans Peter Schaefer, / CC BY-SA 3.0

Roonstrasse Synagogue is an Orthodox Jewish congregation and synagogue, located at 50 Roonstraße in Cologne, Germany. The synagogue is the only surviving of the five synagogues of Cologne before the Nazi era.

Wikipedia: Roonstrasse Synagogue (EN), Website

1153 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 10: Hahnentorburg

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HahnentorburgHpschaefer / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Hahnentorburg is one of originally twelve gate castles in the eight-kilometre-long medieval city wall of Cologne (1180–1220) and secured the western access to the city on the road to Aachen and Jülich. It is located on today's Rudolfplatz.

Wikipedia: Hahnentorburg (DE)

279 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Kölnischer Kunstverein

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The Kölnischer Kunstverein is an art museum in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany. It is named after the historical art society of the same name.

Wikipedia: Kölnischer Kunstverein (EN), Website

192 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Basilica of the Holy Apostles

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The Basilica of the Holy Apostles is a Romanesque church in Cologne (Köln), located near Innenstadt's busy Neumarkt (Köln). The former collegiate church is dedicated to the twelve Apostles. It is one of the twelve Romanesque churches built in Cologne in that period.

Wikipedia: Basilica of the Holy Apostles, Cologne (EN), Website

136 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Käthe Kollwitz Museum

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Käthe Kollwitz Museum Käthe Kollwitz Museum (Cologne) / PD

The Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne owns the largest collections of works by the German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) and has maintained close links with the Kollwitz family. The museum is owned and operated by the Kreissparkasse Köln savings bank.

Wikipedia: Käthe Kollwitz Museum (Cologne) (EN), Website

76 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Kreissparkasse Köln

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Kreissparkasse Köln is a German savings bank and universal bank based in Cologne at Neumarkt 18–24. Its sponsor is a special-purpose association and not, as its name suggests, the no longer existing district of Cologne. It is therefore a special-purpose savings bank.

Wikipedia: Kreissparkasse Köln (DE), Website

72 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Richmodis-Haus

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The Richmodis-Haus is a commercial building in Cologne's Altstadt-Nord, at Neumarkt 8-10/corner of Richmodstraße 2. A special feature of this house with a stone façade is the octagonal Richmodis Tower, renovated in 1928, where two horses' heads look out of the upper window. These horse heads go back to the old Cologne Richmodis legend about Richmodis von Aducht.

Wikipedia: Richmodis-Haus (DE)

339 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 16: Schauspielhaus Köln

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Schauspiel Köln is a theatre and company in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It forms together with the Cologne Opera and other houses the Bühnen der Stadt Köln. The listed building has 830 seats in the Grand House, 120 in the locksmith and 60 in the refreshment room. In addition, the listed 'Halle Kalk' has 200 seats, it was used until closing in the summer of 2015 because of the danger of collapse. Since the 2013/14 season Depot 1 and Depot 2 have been used as interim venues during the extensive renovation of the Schauspielhaus on the site of the former Carlswerk in Schanzenstraße in Cologne-Mülheim.

Wikipedia: Schauspiel Köln (EN), Website

298 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 17: Der Schwebende

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The Floating Angel, also known as the Floating Angel or Güstrow Memorial, is a bronze sculpture created by Ernst Barlach in 1927, the first cast of which has been lost and of which three bronze recasts and a plaster cast exist today.

Wikipedia: Der Schwebende (DE)

278 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 18: Außenspielstätte am Offenbachplatz

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The name Opernterrassen is a former commercial building and restaurant at Brüderstraße 2–4 in Cologne, which belonged to the ensemble with opera house and playhouse created by Wilhelm Riphahn. With its large glass surfaces and terrace porch, it was considered a "typical gastronomy pavilion of the 50s".

Wikipedia: Opernterrassen (DE)

65 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 19: Cologne Opera

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The Cologne Opera refers to both the main opera house in Cologne, Germany and its resident opera company.

Wikipedia: Cologne Opera (EN), Website

245 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 20: Opernbrunnen

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Opernbrunnen Horsch, Willy - HOWI / CC BY 3.0

The Cologne Opera Fountain is a fountain on Cologne's Offenbachplatz in front of the Cologne Opera. It was inaugurated on 21 December 1966 and finally put into operation in 1967. To this day, it is of great importance in terms of urban planning and architecture. The fountain sculpture was designed and realized by the Cologne artist Jürgen Hans Grümmer.

Wikipedia: Opernbrunnen (Köln) (DE)

244 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 21: Kolumba Kunstmuseum

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Kolumba Kunstmuseum Elke Wetzig (Elya) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Kolumba is an art museum in Cologne, Germany. It is located on the site of the former St. Kolumba church, and run by the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is one of the oldest museums in the city, alongside the Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

Wikipedia: Kolumba (EN), Website

367 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 22: Heinzelmännchen Fountain

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The Heinzelmännchen are a mythical race of creatures, appearing in a tale connected with the city of Cologne in Germany akin to gnomes, or elves.

Wikipedia: Heinzelmännchen (EN)

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 23: Senftöpfchen

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Senftöpfchen Horsch, Willy - HOWI / CC BY 3.0

Senftöpfchen is a theatre in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Wikipedia: Senftöpfchen (EN), Website

211 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 24: Stapelhaus

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The Cologne Stapelhaus, named after the Cologne Stapelrecht, stands in front of the choir of the Groß St. Martin church. Today, the Stapelhaus is considered a symbol of the trading metropolis of Cologne, although little is known about its actual former function.

Wikipedia: Stapelhaus (DE)

740 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 25: Kölnisches Stadtmuseum

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Kölnisches Stadtmuseum

The Kölnische Stadtmuseum is the municipal history museum of Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is housed in the former Franz Sauer fashion house since March 2024, which has been completely remodelled for the museum. The site is centrally located between the Minorite Church, Museum Kolumba and Breite Straße.

Wikipedia: Kölnisches Stadtmuseum (EN)

311 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 26: Theater am Dom

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Theater am Dom is a theatre in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Wikipedia: Theater am Dom (EN), Website

250 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 27: Laurentinische Kapelle

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Laurentinische KapelleRaymond - Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Maria in der Kupfergasse is a Baroque church in Cologne, western Germany, in the district of Innenstadt. The pilgrimage church is dedicated to St. Mary, the Black Madonna. It was completed in 1715 and measures 37.20 meters in length and 17.30 metres in width.

Wikipedia: St. Maria in der Kupfergasse (EN)

503 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 28: Jawne

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Jawne Horsch, Willy / CC BY 3.0

The Jawne was a Jewish Reformrealgymnasium in Cologne.

Wikipedia: Jawne (EN)

313 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 29: Gloria Theater

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Gloria Theater Gloria-Theater, Köln / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Gloria-Theater is a multi-purpose theatre and event space, originally a cinema-theatre, in the centre of Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on Apostelnstraße north of the Neumarkt, near the Basilica of the Holy Apostles.

Wikipedia: Gloria-Theater (Cologne) (EN), Website

547 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 30: ruhender Verkehr

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Stationary Traffic is an action sculpture on Cologne's Hohenzollernring, created in 1969 by Wolf Vostell – it consists of a car completely encased in concrete, whose contours have been preserved in a roughly simplified form and ironically depicts "stationary traffic" on public roads.

Wikipedia: Ruhender Verkehr (Plastik) (DE)


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