Cologne station really is a crossroads for many national journeys as well as international trains arriving in Germany. It has also been subject to a major revamp over the past couple of years which means it now has everything the European rail traveler could hope for. Bustling with shops, cafes and juice bars and brimming with information sources make the most of this modern railway station.
There is a central information point where (typically) all the staff speak excellent English and can provide guidance for rail travellers’ needs. They have information on international journeys as well as most European rail passes. Opposite the cathedral and within a stones throw of the main station is the main tourist office (Koeln Tourism Office) providing information on all local attractions and sight-seeing opportunities.
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