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Cologne for free

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Cologne for free
You don't need a ton of money to explore some of Cologne's most inspiring views. Bridges, observation decks and Botanical Gardens Flora offer unparalleled glimpses of the city from many angles. These attractions require a good amount of walking and a sense of adventure.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Hohenzollern Bridge
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Hohenzollern Bridge

This bridge over the Rhine River can be crossed by foot or by train. Since 2008 padlocks have adorned a fence on the bridge, affixed by couples as a sign of love and commitment.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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KoelnTriangle
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KoelnTriangle

This skyscraper offers commanding views of the Cologne Cathedral and invites visitors to look at exhibitions, eat at its Mongolian barbecue restaurant and take in views of the surrounding area from its Panorama Observatory. Entrance to the building is free, access to the viewing platform costs 3 euros. Open Oct. 1 to April 30, Monday-Friday from noon-6 p.m., from 10 a.m. on weekends... More

This skyscraper offers commanding views of the Cologne Cathedral and invites visitors to look at exhibitions, eat at its Mongolian barbecue restaurant and take in views of the surrounding area from its Panorama Observatory. Entrance to the building is free, access to the viewing platform costs 3 euros. Open Oct. 1 to April 30, Monday-Friday from noon-6 p.m., from 10 a.m. on weekends. May through September open until 10 p.m. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Botanical Gardens Flora
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Botanical Gardens Flora

Cacti and plant houses make up this garden, which dates from the 1800s, along the Rhine River. Gardens are open 8 a.m. until dusk daily. Plant houses are open October to March 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April to September 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Frankenwerft

A promenade in the old part of Cologne around the river Rhein. You will find there many restaurants and place to relax. From there you can do a bout trip.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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