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Rent a car in Cologne and you can discover the nearby highlights at your own pace, as well as get around the city with ease...
Located by the River Rhine and founded in Roman times, Cologne has more brew houses than any other European city, so it’s terrific for real ale and beer fans. Famous especially for Kolsch beer, Cologne also has many historical and educational attractions, including the Dom (one of the largest cathedrals in Europe) and the German Sport Museum.
Art fans can enjoy any of the three major art houses Cologne has to offer, namely the Ludwig Museum (named, of course, after Beethoven), the Römisch-Germanisches Museum, which houses many well-known Pop Art pieces, and the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, which displays art from the medieval era up until the 19th century. For children, there is also a zoo, and there’s a Chocolate Museum.
If you're more into modern pastimes, Cologne is also great for shopping, drinking and nightlife. The city centre is filled with arcades and shopping streets, as well as a number of clubs, bars and brew houses where locals and tourists alike spend their evenings.
Cologne car hire is best pre-booked, so you can pick up your rental vehicle from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) for an easy solution to getting around and seeing the sights. Collection can also be arranged from a downtown location in Cologne, which is an ideal option if you plan to see the city sights on foot for a day or two before exploring the surrounding area by car. Booking in advance also means that you are likely to find the cheapest available deals on car rental in Cologne.
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Visiting the beautiful city of Cologne and its spectacular surrounding area is a wonderful experience...
Hiring a car whilst you're in town only heightens a visit. It brings the freedom to visit nearby Aachen, a picturesque town famous for its stories of devil banishment and delicious local gingerbread (or "printen"). You can reach Aachen, which is close to the borders of Belgium and the Netherlands, in around an hour from Cologne by road.
Car hire in Cologne means you can visit one of the many beautiful local towns, including Aachen, Düsseldorf and Bonn, where Beethoven's birth house still stands and is open for tourists. For beautiful scenery, visit the Siebengebirge Mountains and enjoy the rural side of Rhineland Germany.
Nearby, you'll find Düsseldorf and its historic quarter, Altstadt. Düsseldorf is a 45-minute drive north of Cologne, so also perfect for a day trip. This river city, the capital of the region, is draped in splendour and boasts a friendly and lively nightlife scene. The Altstadt is the place to drop into German bars and swig a little “bier” and “wein”.
You don’t have to hop from city to city in this part of Germany. Start up your hire car and within just 45 minutes of Cologne you can discover the charms of the town of Zülpich, which has Roman roots. The turrets, towers and pretty streets of Zülpich also act as a gateway to the nearby Eifel region, where wooded hills offer opportunities for horse riding, hiking, biking and castle-spotting.
Cologne can be so much more than a city-break destination when you rent a car through TravelSupermarket.