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Cologne is not only the fourth largest city in Germany, it's also one of the oldest. It was founded as "Colonia" in 50AD by the Romans. Ruins and remnants of Roman civilization can still be found around the city today. The city celebrates and shares its more recent history as well.
The most recognized symbol of Cologne is undoubtedly the massive Gothic cathedral, Kolner Dom. Construction on this beautiful landmark commenced in 1248. At 474 ft long, 284 ft wide and 515 ft tall, it is the largest Gothic church in northern Europe.
However, the cathedral and ruins are not the only gems this city has to offer. Cologne is filled to the brim with beautiful churches, museums, music, and gorgeous architecture. Museum Ludwig houses and impressive modern art collection, the Lindt Chocolate Museum is a treat for families with children, and the Kolner Zoo is not to be missed either, with one of the largest elephant parks in Europe.
- Pros:easy to navigate on foot, beautiful, and full of life
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