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Cologne is a vibrant metropolis city on the River Rhine, which is characterized by its versatility and balance between tradition and modernity. When your bus arrives to Cologne, you can begin your extensive sightseeing tour. The old city center, the banks of the Rhine, the cathedral, countless museums, shopping opportunities and countless restaurants are waiting for you in Germany’s oldest city. But leisure activities and relaxation is not forgotten in Cologne; a bike ride along the Rhine or a visit to one of the city parks or swimming pools offers visitors recreational and relaxing alternatives to sightseeing trips. Cologne is considered an emergent city of the Rhine and offers all bus travelers many opportunities for active and passive activities. The “Kölsche way,” outstanding hospitality, a welcoming atmosphere and its incomparable charm offers an ideal basis for an enjoyable, exciting and memorable stay. With a bus trip to Cologne you can plan many different activities, and you do not need to worry about your travel to or from the city because FlixBus will get you from A to B comfortably and efficiently.
Cologne’s cathedral is a symbol of the Rhine metropolis and also the most striking building in the old town. Every alleyway and street is jam-packed with shops, restaurants and pubs, where you can enjoy a delicious glass of Kölsch, Cologne’s home brewed beer. If you have chosen to travel by bus to Cologne especially to learn about the history of the city, then you can pay a visit to the remains of the Roman settlement. For the love birds, a stroll along the Hohenzollern Bridge is a must. The customized “love locks” have been preserved for years. Presumably this idea originated from Italy, where the lucchetti dell’amore symbolizes love with thousands of “love locks.” Each individual padlock is hung from the bridge with the name of each lover, and the day of meeting, proposal or marriage. In the heart of the city you will find the “Museum Ludwig,” one of the leading exhibition addresses of the Federal Republic. This post modern building can be seen from far away and lies directly on the Rhine. So why not sit back and relax on one of the Rhine’s banks, or take a boat down the Black Sea’s longest river before your bus departs from Cologne and takes you home? Another popular museum is in the Rheinau docks where it’s all about the delicious and tangy delight that comes from the cocoa bean. In this culinary museum you can of course taste the chocolate – whether you want to try one of the torte’s, a chocolate bar, a waffle or take a dive into the chocolate fountain – there is something to satisfy every chocolate lover’s taste buds! In order to work off the calories, you can take a trip along the River Rhine; by foot, bicycle or inline skates (where you could really explore the city!) There is so much to explore when you take a bus to Cologne.
Those who travel by bus to Cologne want to experience something new. The historical center of Cologne is characterized by unique guest houses, shops, beer halls and public places. The old houses and narrow streets give you a taste of typical life in Cologne in the Middle Ages. There are many unique boutiques and shops to browse; perhaps the perfect opportunity to buy a souvenir of your bus trip to Cologne. A visit to the Rheinpark shows the recreational beauty of Cologne, a perfect location for all the family!
Cologne’s carnival “der Fastelovend” is the biggest festival on the Rhine. Our bus travel will take you to this festival, consisting of countless traditional acts and music. It is celebrated on Carnival Monday and Shrove Tuesday; the Cologne Rose Monday Parade attracts around one million visitors in the narrow streets. The parade moves to the other local districts for the vibrant parade on the Shrove Tuesday. Then by Ash Wednesday the annual hustle and bustle of the Rhine is over again for that year. In the district of Deutz is the Lanxess Arena, one of the biggest concert halls in Europe. From major sport events to performances by world renowned stars you can have an experience of a lifetime - making your bus travel to Cologne more than worthwhile! FlixBus offers it’s travelers inexpensive and uncomplicated bus travel from A to B – meaning you can enjoy a concert in Cologne and a walk along the Rhine knowing that your FlixBus will be waiting to take you home at the end of the day.
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