Cologne lying on the Rhine is one of the largest German cities and leading cultural and scientific centers. Its symbol is a powerful, gothic cathedral inscribed on the UNESCO list. In the city there are also several Romanesque churches and numerous interesting museums.
During World War II, Cologne was destroyed during over 200 bombing raids. This has a significant impact on the appearance of its historic center, where medieval tenements were rebuilt, interwoven with new, stylized buildings. The local churches have also suffered greatly, many of which have been left only partially finished, to show how devastating the city has suffered.
The most important monument of Cologne is the Gothic cathedral, which is one of the largest in Germany. The tower can be reached by elevator and admire the panorama of the city. In the vicinity there is also the largest German museum of medieval art, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud and the Roman-Germanic Museum, in which you can see, among others wonderful floor mosaics from almost 2,000 years ago and a collection of Roman glass. Cologne also offers attractions for fans of modern art. The Ludwig Museum has the largest collection of pop art outside the United States, as well as examples of Pablo Picasso's work.