As proof of their love, couples fix padlocks to the railings on the Hohenzollern Bridge; to ensure everlasting love, they then throw the key into the Rhein river below. It is thought that the romantic custom originated in Italy.
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Over time, tens of thousands of couples and friends in Cologne have sworn their loyalty to one another in this way. Along with padlocks in all colours and shapes, there are also combination padlocks and bicycle chains on the bridge.
Many of them have been elaborately deed; often engraved, painted, adorned, or decorated with home-made stickers. Experts estimate that the padlocks weigh over two tonnes. And more padlocks appear on a daily basis, as not just the residents of Cologne, but also tourists want to become part of the tradition.
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What to do in Cologne. Love locks. Find out more: Top of Cologne. The Cologne Cathedral.
The magnificent Cologne Cathedral hovers above the roofs and chimneys of the city. It is not only used as a point of orientation but is the pride of the people in Cologne.
It can be seen from nearly every point in the city centre and from many places elsewhere. The Crazy Days. What happens on Women's Carnival Day? When do the famous parades take place? During the "crazy days" the "fifth season" culminates into a huge public festival.
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People dress up, sing local songs and simply have fun. The old town. The city centre, full of rubble, resembled a horrible battlefield - the picturesque part of the Old Town was destroyed nearly completely and had to be rebuild in drudgingly precious work. Shopping Streets.
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Whatever your Shopping-heart is coveting: You are sure to find it in Cologne! One of the most famous museums of Cologne is the Museum Ludwig, which is one of the ten municipal ones. But there are also many ecclesiastical and private museums in this cathedral city. Once a year in autumn the "Long night of the museums" takes place. The museums then open until late at night. Cologne Lights. The impressive firework display is synchronised with music and transforms the view of the Rhine into a colourful sea of banyan lights, waterfalls and hundreds of thousands of sparklers.
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It's a light ale und is served in the traditional 0. Romanic churches. The twelve Romanic churches are amongst the cultural highlights of Cologne, alongside the Cathedral and the museums.
The guided tours of the Romanic churches are a major attraction for visitors throughout the year. Top of Cologne. Here you find 11 nice subjects to know and to visit at the city - "11" because it's the of the city: 11th Novembre at 11 past 11 the carnival begins.
Cologne people associate this with their city. The countless bars, restaurants and brewhouses also invite visitors to party.
No other German city has as many pubs per capita as Cologne.