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Driving to Cologne

A Motorists guide to Cologne - directions, parking and more



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Cologne was severely damaged during the Second World War. The old town and many other areas were almost completely destroyed by allied bombing raids. In spite of this much of the city has been restored, and Cologne now has a reputation for being one of the liveliest towns in Germany.

The cathedral is the biggest in Germany – it’s no wonder it took more than 600 years to construct. It is the focal point of Cologne, however there are 12 other churches, all of historical value as they were built between the 5th and 13th centuries.

The old town today is a bustling area filled with cafes and visitors, the busiest times of the year are during the carnival celebrations in February and March. Arts and crafts lovers should visit the Museum of Applied Art, which is very close to the main station and contains works which date back to the middle ages.

In the mood for something sweet? The Stollwerck Chocolate Museum will satisfy the cravings of any chocolate lover. Conveniently, the German Sports and Olympics Museum is right next door, where you can pretend to work off the calories while learning about Germany’s sporting history.

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Speed limits around Cologne

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Rural: 100 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Cologne to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Cologne
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Attraction
The Nurburgring, Germany63 km (39 miles)

Town
Dortmund, Germany73 km (45 miles)

Town
Koblenz, Germany79 km (49 miles)

Attraction
Spa Francorchamps, Belgium89 km (55 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Het Heijderbos, Netherlands91 km (57 miles)

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Centre Parcs Het Meerdal, Netherlands91 km (57 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Kempervennen, Netherlands116 km (72 miles)

Town
Trier, Germany133 km (83 miles)

Town
Frankfurt, Germany153 km (95 miles)

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg159 km (99 miles)

Town
Antwerp, Belgium181 km (112 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Eemhof, Netherlands183 km (114 miles)

Town
Brussels, Belgium183 km (114 miles)

Town
Rotterdam, Netherlands204 km (127 miles)

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Heidelberg, Germany210 km (130 miles)

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Amsterdam, Netherlands214 km (133 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Port Zélande, Netherlands233 km (145 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette, France257 km (160 miles)

Town
Bruges, Belgium262 km (163 miles)

Town
Lille, France276 km (171 miles)

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Centre Parcs Belle Dune, France285 km (177 miles)

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Stuttgart, Germany288 km (179 miles)

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Hamburg, Germany355 km (220 miles)

Attraction
Disneyland Paris, France377 km (234 miles)

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Paris, France402 km (250 miles)

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Zurich, Switzerland413 km (256 miles)

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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic424 km (263 miles)

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Munich, Germany456 km (283 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Elveden Forest, England463 km (288 miles)

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Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany465 km (289 miles)

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Berlin, Germany477 km (296 miles)

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London, England497 km (309 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Les Bois-Francs, France497 km (309 miles)

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