Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #7 in Cologne, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 3.7 km
Ascend 21 m
Descend 25 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: St. Gertrud

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St. Gertrud is a Catholic parish church in the Agnesviertel district of Cologne's Neustadt district, in the immediate vicinity of the railway embankment. It was designed by the architect Gottfried Böhm in 1960 and built between 1962 and 1965. In 1967, the architect received the Cologne Architecture Prize for the building in the Brutalist style with its asymmetrical forms and concrete execution.

Wikipedia: St. Gertrud (Köln) (DE)

552 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: Wasserkinetische Plastik

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The Water Kinetic Sculpture is a work of art by the German artist and metal sculptor Wolfgang Göddertz. The fountain sculpture stands in Cologne on Ebertplatz and is a large walk-in fountain in stainless steel.

Wikipedia: Wasserkinetische Plastik (DE)

518 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: St. Agnes

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St. Agnes is a neogothic Catholic church in Neustadt-Nord, Cologne, Germany. It was consecrated in 1902 and is the second-largest church in Cologne after the Cologne cathedral. St. Agnes is 80 metres (260 ft) long, 40 metres (130 ft) wide and occupies an area of 2,155 square metres (23,200 sq ft). The tower has a height of 61 metres (200 ft). The church is named after Agnes of Rome.

Wikipedia: St. Agnes, Cologne (EN)

514 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Röhrenbunker

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The Reichenspergerplatz court building is a historic building in Cologne-Neustadt-Nord. The building, which today houses the Cologne Higher Regional Court, the Cologne Public Prosecutor's Office and parts of the Cologne District Court, is a listed building. Since the end of 2017, the building has also been the headquarters of the victim protection commissioner of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Justizgebäude Reichenspergerplatz (DE), Website

313 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Thomaskirche

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The Thomaskirche is a Protestant church of the Evangelical Community of Cologne in Cologne's Agnesveedel, on the northern periphery of the city centre. Today, St. Thomas's Church, together with the Christuskirche (Cologne), forms a common district of the Evangelical Congregation of Cologne, which belongs to the Cologne-Mitte church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Thomaskirche (Köln) (DE), Website

734 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 6: Persian Onager

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The onager, also known as hemione or Asiatic wild ass, is a species of the family Equidae native to Asia. A member of the subgenus Asinus, the onager was described and given its binomial name by German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas in 1775. Six subspecies have been recognized, two of which are extinct.

Wikipedia: Onager (EN)

331 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Cologne Sculpture Park

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Skulpturen Park Köln is a major international overview of contemporary sculpture which has been on display to the public, in a series of two-year exhibitions, in Cologne, Germany, since 1997.

Wikipedia: Skulpturen Park Köln (EN), Website

745 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 8: Kölner Zoo

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The Aktiengesellschaft Cologne Zoological Garden is the zoo of Cologne, Germany. Being the third oldest zoo in Germany, it features over 10,000 animals of more than 850 species on more than 20 hectares. The internationally renowned zoo with an attached aquarium and invertebrate exhibit is active in preservational breeding of animals that are in danger of becoming extinct. In addition, in-the-wild conservation efforts and research focussing on animals of Madagascar, Wallacea, and Vietnam are actively promoted and supported via cooperation with Cologne University and local projects, such as in the case of Przewalski's horses.

Wikipedia: Cologne Zoological Garden (EN), Website


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