From Kyiv to Cologne: Weekend Ideas


Today thanks to visa free regime and variety of low-cost companies in Ukraine, weekend in Europe is simple and affordable idea. Cologne is one of very popular travel destinations due to its proximity and many touristic attractions.

From Kyiv to Cologne: flight and accommodation

The easiest way to get to Cologne from Kyiv is Wizzair flight, which can cost about 100$ for return ticket. Flight takes only 3 hours. Wizzair Aircraft Company flies from Zhuliany airport that is located in the central part of Kyiv. Accommodation in Cologne can satisfy any wallet and taste. Hostels, hotels and apartments can be booked within or For 35 Euro it is possible to find a good flat in 4 metro stations from the city center.

Cologne sightseeing

If you are thinking about the things to do in Cologne, you have to check the forecast. The city is comfortable for pleasant strolls along the Rhine River as well as for visiting museums, galleries and exhibitions.
The best possible way to discover the city is to take a ride at Kolner City Bus Tour.

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The circular city route lasts for 1.5 hour and will take you through the center of the megalopolis on the Rhine River, allowing you to get off at each stop and to go sightseeing. The “red” route starts close to the Cathedral at Railway Square. The bus leaves every 30 minutes from 10-00 to 17-30. There is an audio guide in different languages. The rout includes 14 stops. The ticket costs 18 euros (with exits at bus stops).There is also a blue route. It starts at 10.45, available from May to September. It includes 9 stops.
2000 years of Cologne’ history is reflected in the Romanesque basilicas, well-kept small streets, palaces and Gothic architecture of ancient buildings. Cologne Cathedral is the visiting card of the city as well as Chocolate Museum, Odysseum, Brühl Castle, Roman-Germanic Museum, St. Martin Church, Zoo, Botanic Garden and many other attractions and points of interest. And don’t forget about shopping in the central part of the old town.
In the evening it is a great pleasure to choose one of many restaurants and bars in the city center to enjoy classic German sausages and different types of tasty beer.
Weekend in Cologne is a good chance to escape the routine and enjoy new trip in Europe.
Photos:, Anna Vishtak

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