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There's no shortage of sights, culture, history, and adventure in Cologne, an alluring city on the Rhine. One of the most famous landmarks of the city is the Cologne Cathedral. This Gothic building and UNESCO World Heritage site remains the most iconic structure in the city. In fact, the Cologne Cathedral is the most visited landmark in Germany. Next door, the Museum Ludwig contrasts the cathedral's sense of history with an impressive collection of modern art, including works by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
Cologne's breadth of museums also caters to a younger crowd. Families with children should head to the Cologne Chocolate Museum along the river or the Cologne Zoological Garden for memorable, kid-friendly experiences.
Foodies, rejoice! Cologne is home to mouthwatering German delicacies and upscale restaurants. Start your day with breakfast at Café Sehnsucht. For lunch, visit Herings Im Martinswinkel, and for dinner, head over to Bei Oma Kleinmann to feel like you're visiting your long-lost German grandmother.
Trains like Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, and FlixTrain connect Cologne to other major European cities, including Munich, Paris, and Vienna. You can also catch a bus from Cologne on FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, Union Ivkoni, or Columbuzz. Plus, the Cologne Bonn Airport is a large, well-outfitted airport with daily international flights for travelers coming from afar.
What train companies travel to Cologne, Germany?
Located in Germany, Cologne is accessible by train from 1788 other cities. You can choose from 21790 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Cologne on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.
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Train companies serving Cologne
|Train||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Deutsche Bahn||1614||4h 4m||£53.29|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||1418||4h 13m||£45.89|
|DB Intercity-Express||547||3h 27m||£54.04|
|DB Intercity||362||3h 16m||£33.83|
|Non-federally owned railway company||171||2h 33m||£24.79|
|National Express||56||1h 31m||£19.33|
|DB Eurocity||38||3h 41m||£39.16|
Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a good price for a train ticket to Cologne?
£2.57 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Cologne, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Cologne. In the last month, trains from Aachen to Cologne had the lowest average price at £2.61. In general, these cities tend to have the cheapest trains to Cologne:
Where is the train station in Cologne, Germany?
The busiest train station in Cologne is Central Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Cologne are:
- Central Station
- Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
- Cologne Central Station
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