Hello, cologne

It is said that natives of Cologne who are living elsewhere always feel homesick, and visitors to this beautiful city will soon understand why. Germany’s oldest metropolis, which, of course, gave its name to the Eau de Cologne, offers a mix of magnificent and romantic churches, cutting-edge modern architecture, busy shopping streets, and world-famous museums. There is much to do and see in Cologne, and with all the frequent flights and transportation options, getting here has never been easier.


Restaurants to visit

Grilled octopus


Limani means port in Greek, which is the perfect description for this Greek restaurant situated on the banks of the Rhine and offering a great view of the river. Here you can enjoy authentic Mediterranean dishes, like the "mezedes" assorted dishes, accompanied by a selection of German, Greek and other imported wines.

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Dining table at river and trees with seafood dishes

Restaurant Fährhaus

The historical restaurant Fährhaus has a seasonal menu that includes many seafood dishes. Here you can enjoy Mediterranean food and a wonderful view over Rhine all year round in the heated terrace.

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Beef steak

El Chango

El Chango is an Argentinian restaurant in Cologne specialised in steaks. The star of the restaurant is hidden in the kitchen: the charcoal grill (fired with true Argentinian charcoal) that is responsible for all the meats being grilled to perfection.

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Roast pork and beer


At Päffgen brewery, you can enjoy regional cuisine and Kölsch beer. Specialities include beer marinated pork roast and the Halve Hahn, crispy baked rye bread with Dutch cheese. There's plenty of seating inside and a beer garden open all year round.

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Mushrooms and fries

Früh Am Dom

Früh am Dom is located in front of the Cathedral and is Cologne’s equivalent of the Hofbräuhaus in Munich, high ceilings, dark wood paneling, old oil paintings and a large tiled stove. They serve typical Kölsch food and beer on three floors. If you are in a larger group, it may be worth ordering a small barrel of beer, which will be put on the table.

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Homemade Breaded German Weiner Schnitzel with Potatoes

Brauhaus zum Prinzen

You'll find Brauhaus zum Prinzen in one of the oldest buildings in the Alter Markt square. At this brewery you'll find classic dishes like currywurst, schnitzel and Sauerbraten, namely roast with dumplings. The atmosphere is intimate and the prices are average.

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