Retrieved 6 September Retrieved 16 April Unauthorized duplication in part or whole without prior written consent prohibited by international laws. One of the most popular things to do in Cologne at night is the Rhine River Evening Panorama Cruise , a leisurely two-hour excursion to see the city aglow with lights.
Industrialisation changed the city and spurred its growth. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Retrieved 26 January
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A promontory overlooking the Moselle and the Rhine, in the city of Koblenz, the Deutsches Eck takes its name from the settlement of the Teutonic Knights at this point of confluence in Attracting over one million visitors every year, Bonn's Museum Mile is a must for all lovers of art and culture. World War Two in Europe.
Photos of Cologne Cathedral. Archived from the original on 20 October The largest bell is St. Cologne shows a significant increase in startup companies , especially when considering digital business.
However, the so-called Tolle Tage crazy days do not start until Weiberfastnacht Women's Carnival or, in dialect, Wieverfastelovend , the Thursday before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of the street carnival. A monument erected to the memory of Emperor Wilhelm I, paying homage to his work towards the unification of Germany, was unveiled in , destroyed in , replaced by a memorial to German Unity in , and finally reconstructed in Cologne's importance never really slowed, and today, the city remains one of Germany's most important cultural centers, home to numerous arts and entertainment facilities, along with more than galleries and at least three dozen museums. As of 31 December , there were 1,, people registered as living in Cologne in an area of
Due to the economic success of the Cologne Trade Fair , the city arranged a large extension to the fair site in In order to weaken the secular nobility, who threatened his power, Otto endowed Bruno and his successors on the bishop's see with the prerogatives of secular princes, thus establishing the Electorate of Cologne , formed by the temporal possessions of the archbishopric and included in the end a strip of territory along the left Bank of the Rhine east of Jülich , as well as the Duchy of Westphalia on the other side of the Rhine, beyond Berg and Mark. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn. On the Rhine, Cologne German:
The New York Times. Hohenzollern Bridge by night, Great St. It was important to church officials that they be properly housed, and thus began a building program in the new style of Gothic architecture , based in particular on the French cathedral of Amiens.
Established back in Cologne Zoo has the distinction of being one of the oldest as well as one of the most up-to-date animal attractions. Other tall structures include the Hansahochhaus designed by architect Jacob Koerfer and completed in —it was at one time Europe's tallest office building , the Kranhaus buildings at Rheinauhafen , and the Messeturm Köln trade fair tower. Significantly, the number of votes cast for the Nazi Party in Reichstag elections had always been the national average. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. Craftsmanship was organised by self-administering guilds, some of which were exclusive to women.
In the war a Roman villa was uncovered next to the cathedral when a bomb shelter was being built. Schloss Augustusburg and Schloss Falkenlust Brühl: The democratic parties lost the local elections in Cologne in March to the Nazi Party and other right wing parties. Right from its inauguration in , it has always been a focal point for artists and intellectuals.
Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, Cologne Official site: A free-standing baptistery dating back to the 7th century was located at the east end of the present cathedral, but was demolished in the 9th century to build the second cathedral. This was facilitated by Kaiser Wilhelm I who gave French bronze cannon, captured in —71, for this purpose.
Members of the Hanseatic League by Quarter. Archived from the original on 25 January In addition, Cologne enjoys a thriving Christmas Market Weihnachtsmarkt presence with several locations in the city. In January, the mean temperature is 2.
Archived from the original PDF on 24 March Some work proceeded intermittently on the structure of the nave between the west front and the eastern arm, but during the 16th century this ceased. As part of the demilitarisation of the Rhineland , the city's fortifications had to be dismantled. Petersglocke Bell of St. Thus they took up residence in Bonn and later in Brühl on the Rhine. In the s and s Cologne's economy prospered for two main reasons.
It is constructed of black marble, with a solid slab 15 feet 4. Some of the finest Gothic pieces were painted by Stefan Lochner, the Cologne-based 15th-century artist who contributed the Dombild Altarpiece to the cathedral. With Bonn being chosen as the provisional federal capital provisorische Bundeshauptstadt and seat of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany then informally West Germany , Cologne benefited by being sandwiched between two important political centres. On the right bank of the Rhine its panoramic observation deck affords a photogenic view of the old town, the cathedral towers and the metre Colonius telecom tower behind it. Archived from the original on 11 February The Panther successfully knocked out two Shermans killing three men before it was destroyed by a T26E3 Pershing hours later.