HUES OF DELAHAYE
Spend an afternoon learning about the history and culture of chocolate through the centuries. There are nine different exhibitions at the Schokoladen Museum—from the use of chocolate in the Maya and Aztec cultures to the industrialisation of the chocolate industry.
The House of 4711 has been creating world-famous colognes and perfumes since 1792. At this museum and flagship store, you can explore the variety of scents as well as exploring the history of the House of Fragrance.
The museum contains artefacts from the past 100 000 years in the Rhineland area and speaks volumes about Cologne’s Roman heritage.
This former headquarters of the Gestapo (the secret police of Nazi Germany), is now the NS Documentation Centre. It features interviews, newspaper clippings, witness statements, historical films, and many other pieces of history.
The cobblestone streets make you feel like you’re taking an amble through history. It’s maintained an old-timey feel because of the many buildings that did survive in this area.
Its observation deck is open until 23:00 making it a wonderful place to watch the sunset behind Cologne Cathedral.
Visit Cologne Cathedral This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an international pilgrimage site that holds the holy relics of three different kings. Expect to find 1500s stained glass windows, a Gero-Kreuz crucifix from the 10th century, and a 1300s black marble high altar which contains images of the Coronation of the Virgin.