Koln (Cologne)

Dining

  • Früh am Dom [Am Hof 12-14 / near the Cathedral]: Great German food in a former brewery. A favorite of the Molloy faculty.
  • The Haxenhaus [Frankenwerft 19 / along the banks of the Rhine]: serves traditional German cuisine in a beer hall setting. Their specialty is bratwurst, which you can order by the meter with bratkartoffeln.
  • The area around the Fischmark and Frankenwerft is filled with a plethora of restaurants, many of which offer outdoor dining along the Rhine during the summer.

Sights:

  • As you exit from the Köln train station, you can't miss the city's most famous site---the Gothic Köner Dom (Köln Cathdral).
  • Art fans will certainly want to go to the Wallraf-Richartz Museum (14th-19th century art) and the Museum Ludwig (20th century art). The two museums located at Bischofsgartenstr. 1 across from the Dom.
  • Also across from the Dom is Römisch-Germanisches Museum, which contains the famous Dionysus Mosaic and other fine works of art from ancient and early medieval times.
  • A few minutes south of the Dom is an historic area known as the Altstadt. Beginning from the Alter Markt (Old Market Square) go to the 600 year old Gross St. Martin's church. Across from the church is city's Rathaus (Town Hall).