City Guide: Cologne
From Roman ruins to howling monkeys and chocolate fountains, Germany’s famous cathedral city offers a wealth of family-friendly attractions
Parks and green spots
Cologne is a city noted for its open spaces. An area of green loops around the city, following the course of the old Roman Wall - remnants of which can still be seen. Located in this green belt is the Volksgarten, a popular picnicking spot and the place to go if you want to have a go at powering your own pedalo. On the east bank of the city, close to the exhibition centre, is the Rheinpark with its expansive lawns, children’s playgrounds and ride-on train. Flowers native and tropical bloom in the Flora And Botanical Garden, while the Finkens Garden is a natural, sensory oasis specially designed with the curious preschooler in mind.
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