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Summary

Embark on a 2-day cultural journey through Cologne and Dusseldorf, exploring iconic sights from gothic architecture and modern art to luxurious shopping boulevards and tranquil parks. This itinerary ensures a comprehensive experience of both cities' historical, artistic, and natural delights.

Day 1: Cologne Cultural Exploration

Start your journey with the spiritual architecture of Cologne Cathedral, followed by an artistic immersion at Museum Ludwig. Enjoy a serene stroll across Hohenzollern Bridge, and end your day with a sweet visit to the Cologne Chocolate Museum.

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Cologne Cathedral

A monumental beacon of gothic architecture, offering a divine ambiance and ecclesiastical treasures.

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Tips

Spend 1-2 hours. Open from 6:00am-8:00pm.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +49 221 17940555
🌐   Website: https://www.koelner-dom.de/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Domkloster 4, 50667 Köln, Germany
🔗   Profiles: Instagram Facebook YouTube

Museum Ludwig

A sanctuary of contemporary masterpieces, including pop art, abstract, and surrealist works.

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Tips

Reserve 2-3 hours. Open Tue-Sun, 10:00am-6:00pm; Closed on Mon.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +49 221 22126165
🌐   Website: http://www.museum-ludwig.de/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, Germany
🔗   Profiles: Instagram X (Twitter)

Hohenzollern Bridge

A marvel of engineering offering panoramic views of the Rhine.

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Tips

Suggested visit duration: 0.5-1 hour.

Cologne Chocolate Museum

Indulge in the delectable world of cocoa and confections with interactive exhibits.

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Tips

Spend 1-2 hours. Open from 10:00am-6:00pm, closed on Mondays from January 8 to March 18, 2024.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +49 221 9318880
🌐   Website: https://www.schokoladenmuseum.de/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 2 hours
📍   Address: Am Schokoladenmuseum 1A, 50678 Köln, Germany
🔗   Profiles: YouTube Instagram

Day 2: Dusseldorf's Historic and Natural Beauty

Discover Dusseldorf's luxury on Konigsallee, delve into history at Market Square, relax at the Rhine embankment promenade, and find tranquility in Hofgarten.

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Konigsallee

A luxurious shopping boulevard lined with designer boutiques and scenic views.

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Tips

Allocate 2 hours for a leisurely stroll.

Market Square (Marktplatz)

The historical heart of Dusseldorf, surrounded by monuments and traditional architecture.

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Tips

Spend 2 hours exploring. Open Mon-Wed, 8:30am-3:30pm; Thu, 8:30am-5:30pm; Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm.

Rhine embankment promenade

A picturesque waterfront walkway offering stunning views of the Rhine River.

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Tips

Dedicate an hour to unwind here. Open 24 hours.

Travel Information
📍   Address: Unnamed Road, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

Hofgarten

Dusseldorf's oldest public park, providing a peaceful escape with lush greenery.

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Tips

Spend your final hour here. Open 24 hours.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +49 211 8994800
🌐   Website: https://www.duesseldorf.de/stadtgruen/park/hofgarten.html
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 45 min
📍   Address: 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany