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At this time of year, the crowds come to Cologne mainly for the Chocolate Museum and for its Christmas markets but theres so much more to discover on the Rhine river.

A gentle city where lovers leave their love locks on a bridge and Cologne Cathedral (a World Heritage Site) makes you dream of ancient times, Cologne is also a city with some of the best museums in Germany. Meanwhile hipster and indie areas like the Belgian Quarter demonstrate how far Germany has evolved from lederhosen, sausage and beer stereotypes.

Cologne is a metropolis with a 2,000-year history. Founded by the Romans, this was the main imperial town north of the Alps. This is where Agrippina, mother of emperor Nero, was born, and where the Romans stared at the barbarians on the other side of the Rhine. Its Roman past can still be seen today between the City Hall and the Cathedral, the river and Rudolfplatx.

By Daniele Guido Gessa – Full Story at Gay Star News | Germany Gay Travel Resources

This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.

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