Streets of Cologne
Thanks to its history of about two thousand years, Cologne is rightfully considered one of the most interesting and colorful cities in Germany, as well as the most important tourist center of this country. A modern city is a large metropolis that attracts not only tourists, but also shopping lovers from all over the world. And the streets of Cologne were even nicknamed the real German Mecca for shop lovers..
Traditionally, tourists visiting Cologne for the first time go to see such sights as the Town Hall, Cologne Cathedral, the Perfume Museum, the Chocolate Museum, the Roman-Germanic Museum, the Church of the Holy Apostles and other churches. However, there is also an alternative list, which includes: the Cologne embankment; shopping streets Hohe Strasse and Schildergasse; Achenerstrasse street. This route is ideal for those who do not have a lot of time to get to know the city, but want to see and buy as much as possible..
This street is an attraction in itself. The most picturesque view of the city and the Rhine river opens from here, so those who want to take beautiful photos first of all need to head here. A walk along the embankment will be very pleasant, because everything here is specially adapted for this purpose..
Hohe Strasse shopping street
Located in the very center of the Old Town. All along the street there are numerous shops and shops selling a wide variety of goods, so those who want to buy something special as a souvenir should first hurry here..
Schildergasse shopping street
Another famous shopping area in Cologne. Like Hohe Strasse, there are many cafes, restaurants, shops, shopping malls and entertainment venues here. True, if on Hohe Strasse you can often find shops with original souvenirs, then Schildergasse is the abode of giant shopping centers. So it's better to go here for serious shopping..
This street does not have such a rich infrastructure as the previous one, and is more interesting as a historical monument. It is known for certain that the first road here was laid back in the days of the Roman Empire, and before that, there were migration routes for primitive people of the Neolithic era. So lovers of antiquity should definitely look here. Although, of course, today Achenerstrasse differs little from other modern streets and here you can just relax in one of the many cozy cafes..