IntroductionCologne is the trendy, lively media city of Germany. With a population of over 1 million, the capital of the Rheinland lying on the banks of the Rhein river can trace its roots back to the Roman times. In the middle ages with a population of 40,000, it was the largest city in the country.
During the second world war, the city of Cologne was pounded by continual allied bombing raids which destroyed the vast majority of the old town and surrounding areas. Through careful re-planning Cologne’s center was carefully rebuilt and restored providing its visitors with a vast array of exciting sights and sounds today.