Cologne, the 4 largest city in Germany, traces its history back to 2000 years. A family trip to Cologne would be the perfect combination of history ,culture, art and fun. While the iconic Cologne Cathedral, now a UNESCO World heritage Site, offers a glimpse of the city’s Roman past , Phantasialand, Germany’s counterpart to Disneyland, will enthrall every kid and adult alike. A Cologne family tour package will give you a chance to delve into the amazing history of this city, see world class art objects in the various museums , take a Rhine river cruise and much more. Besides, kids can also see the amazing Zoological gardens, ride the cable car and above all, gorge on chocolates at the unique Chocolate Museum, ensuring that a family holiday in Cologne promises fun for all.
What is the best time to visit Cologne for families?
On a summer Cologne family holiday, everyone can look forward to some fun outdoor activities, enjoying the parks, lakes and river as the weather is pleasantly warm though humid. Spring months of March to May and Fall months of September to November have pleasant weather and thinner crowds. Winters attract tourists for its beautiful Christmas markets.
Duration for an ideal family holiday to Cologne?
With so many things to do in Cologne for families, a week would be required to experience the city. However, a 3 day Cologne family package would be sufficient to enjoy the best of the city. One day can be spent sightseeing, one for strolling around in the Old Town and the third day can be reserved for Phantasialand.
How much does it cost for a family holiday in Cologne?
A family trip to Cologne can be quite economical, as there are discounts on travel and entrance tickets for families and groups in the form of travel cards or city cards. A 3 day Cologne Family Holiday package can cost about Rs 25,000 onwards per person. Food and drink would cost another Rs 5,000 per person.
What are the top attractions in Cologne for families?
Phantasialand, Cologne Cathedral, Zoological gardens, chocolate museum, the Cologne Cable Car, the Ludwig museum, National Socialism Documentation Centre, the museum of applied arts would definitely top the list of Cologne attractions for family. A Rhine river cruise, a shopping spree at Schildergasse, a trip to Eltz Castle are also some popular things to do in Cologne for family.
What are the top items in Cologne cuisine for family?
Cologne, being a modern city, has restaurants offering a variety of international and traditional delicacies, catering to every palate and requirement. However, on a Cologne family holiday, one must sample some traditional dishes like Himmel un Ääd, Halve Hahn, Ähzezupp, apple waffle and a variety of cakes , cheesecakes and icecreams.
What is the best way to get around in Cologne for families?
The excellent KVB transport network in Cologne includes trains, trams and buses. Those on a family holiday in Cologne , can benefit from group tickets / day passes which are available at very good discounts for groups upto 5 members. The ticket must be validated before travel. A Köln Card which combines travel with discounted entrance tickets is also a good option.
What is the best way to reach Cologne?
If you have opted for a Cologne family package from India , there are several flights available with a stopover, and a total travel time of 10 hours onwards. You can also take trains from various cities in Germany, or other cities in Europe. Ships on the Rhine river also offer a different way to arrive in the city .
Q.Are there family packages available in Cologne?
Cologne family tour packages are widely available from most leading tour operators. They would generally include accommodation with breakfast, basic sightseeing and perhaps transfers from airport. Air tickets/ train tickets into and out of Cologne may be included or can be added. You can also add on a day trip from the various Cologne excursions for family, according to preference and time available.
Q.Is summer a goof time for family travel to Cologne?
A summer family holiday in Cologne promises a lot of outdoor fun and sightseeing. Enjoy the gardens, parks lakes, rivers, ice creams and gelatos. . Several festivals and carnivals during this time add to the fun. The weather is not too hot but can be little humid, and showers can be expected, though not enough to ruin the holiday.
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