Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany and the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia. The city is renowned as the cultural centre of Northern Rhineland as the city has hundreds of galleries and over thirty museums. A range of international airlines serve the nearby airport and the city can be reached by direct flight from a number of UK destinations including departures from Cardiff, London and Edinburgh. A cheap flight to Cologne can be found by using our simple comparison tool. Using our price comparison tool, you will find a range of low-cost airlines that offer both direct and indirect flights to Cologne from London. Compare travel routes and flight prices to find flights to suit your budget. The city houses many museums including the Roman Germanic Museum, Farina Fragrance Museum and EL-DE Haus, former Gestapo headquarters. You will find some of the oldest buildings in the city centre including the University of Cologne and the Cathedral. Stroll past the oldest City Hall in Germany or visit the three medieval gates: Eigelsteintor, Hahnentor and Severinstor.
A range of transport options are available to you when you visit the city. Like many German cities, the traffic layout has been designed so that it is bicycle friendly. An extensive cycle network exists, if you would like to explore the city by bike. There is also a rail service, partly underground, that serves the city and the surrounding area. You may also rent cars from the airport and use car hire to navigate the city streets, visit many of the local attractions or visit the neighbouring towns. Situated in a lowland area, the city stretches across 156 square miles. The inner parts of the city, destroyed in World War II, were reconstructed during the 1950s and many of the buildings are simple and modern. However, many historic monuments still exist and are easily accessible. See famous landmarks such as the Cathedral, walk across Hohenzollern Bridge or use the city's cable car to cross the Rhine in a novel way. Continue your German adventure by taking a chartered flight from Cologne to another city in Germany.