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European Cruises

About Cologne

An intriguing mix of old and new, Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in the city layout and ancient ruins that lie scattered through the town. Cologne’s modern plazas and Hohe-Strasse, a pedestrian-only shopping zone, provide a variety of stores, lively bars and enticing restaurants. Of particular note is the city’s 14th-century Cathedral, a stunning example of Gothic artistry that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spared Allied bombs during World War II, the Cathedral’s lacy spires are visible for miles, and its stained-glass windows fill the interior with brilliant colored light.

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