There are a lot of things to do in Cologne like going to concerts, operas, TV Show events, shopping or just simply walking around. In the photo below, you can see the bridge that is full of love locks. It is definitely a beautiful view especially if you arrive in Cologne with the train and pass by this bridge which goes directly to the Cologne Central Station.
Since I live in Essen which is just about an hour to Cologne, I never have to pay for accommodation because I can just go home in the end of the day. Nevertheless, hotels and apartments in Cologne are relatively expensive. They may cost at least 60 EUR per night for the standard hotels but when you want to book a hotel directly near the city center, then you can expect to pay at least 100 EUR for accommodation per night.
If you'd like to go around by foot (which I would recommend) then a day would be enough. Taking the underground trains or trams is, of course, also possible. When you do this, then it would be worth it to buy a day ticket instead of paying per route.
And I must say, nightlife in Cologne is amazing! The bars and clubs are always full during the weekend and the people have a really good party spirit. So I would recommend going to these places when you're in Cologne.
The picture below is of me on the bridge where all the love locks are. This picture was taken on March, which was still pretty cold in Germany.
That's all for Cologne, for now.
Hey there! My name is Jesuena. I was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Germany at the age of sixteen. Now, I am living in my own little apartment in Essen, Germany and finding time to travel during holidays and weekends. At the age of 18, I have already traveled to over 15 countries. Join me as I share my stories.