"Stroll the Breite Strasse Pedestrian Zone" Top 5 Page for this destination Cologne Things to Do Tip by BillNJ

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Cologne has a large downtown pedestrian zone on Breite Strasse that offers the opportunity to stroll around a variety of different kinds of shops, small boutiques, relaxing street cafés and art galleries.

Pedestrian zones are common to many German cities, not just Cologne. After the end of World War II, German city developers largely decided that cars should be banned from distinct areas of the city centers, giving pedestrians the chance to leisurely walk through such downtown pedestrian zones in peace.

Personally, I think that these urban pedestrian zones in Germany are great. I wish the city planners in the United States would build more urban pedestrian zones instead of simply allowing the development of suburban strip mall sprawl.

Address: Breite Strasse

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  • Written May 27, 2008
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