Koln
Cologne is one of the oldest and fourth largest cities in Germany, as well as the administrative center of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located in the…

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Berlin sights
This article presents a rating of the best sights of Berlin with photos and descriptions in Russian. The best sights of Berlin are shown on the map. You will also…

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How to get there
You can get to Germany in every possible way, the most convenient of which is, of course, an airplane. However, depending on the city, there are other travel options to…

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Koln

Cologne is one of the oldest and fourth largest cities in Germany, as well as the administrative center of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located in the southwestern part of the country, on both banks of the Rhine River, and dates back to the Roman colony of the beginning of our era, from the time of Emperor Claudius. Subsequently, the Latin word colonia was transformed into the Germanized Köln, in which form it has been preserved to this day.

Over its long history, Cologne was repeatedly raided and devastated, it burned in flames and drowned in floods, but it suffered the most terrible cataclysm during the Great Patriotic War, when as a result of the bombing of Anglo-American aviation it was almost completely destroyed, with the exception of the main cathedral. However, the stubborn Germans were able to quickly rebuild their hometown, completely restoring the ancient buildings in their historical form, and now more than a million Cologne is the center of the metropolis, which includes a dozen more satellite cities that have practically merged with it. Continue reading

Zwinger Palace
The authors of this architectural masterpiece are architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann and sculptor Balthasar Permoser. The ensemble of the Zwinger Palace consists of three galleries - a gross pavilion, a…

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Balneological resorts
Especially popular among Russians Baden-Baden. Gogol, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and other writers rested here. Nikolai Vasilievich wrote to his mother: “I live on the famous waters of Baden-Baden, where I only…

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Michel's bell tower
The height of the bell tower "Michel", as the townspeople affectionately call the church, is 132 meters. On each of the four sides, the tower is decorated with watch dials,…

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Pergamonmuseum
The Pergamon Museum (Pergamonmuseum) is one of the most significant museums of the Museum Island in Berlin. The museum is located on the Spree River in the city center. This…

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