Imm Cologne 2017 will take place at Koelnmesse and, due to its central location, which is conveniently situated for many transport links, visitors can easily reach any place inside and outside Germany. Therefore there are no excuses possible to not explore this outstanding town.
Cologne is probably one of the most unique European Cities. Everyone that travels to Germany need to keep this wonderful place in the agenda, especially if you’re a designer or architect. The city of Cologne is known world-wide for its incredible Romanesque churches and the one and only Cologne Cathedral.
Cologne is a pretty historic and cultural city, dissected by the mighty River Rhine, Cologne can trace its roots back to the first century AD when it was established as a Roman Provincial Capitaland military stronghold. While you’re there you must take a walk in the historic old town and visit the largest and oldest university in Europe. If you’re into art, this city is home to numerous arts and entertainment facilities, along with more than 100 galleries and 36 museums.
So what do to after visiting Imm Cologne?
1 – Cologne Cathedral
Located in the left bank of the Rhine is the Cologne’s landmark, the Cathedral of St. Peter and St.Mary. A true masterpiece of high Gothic architecture and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. It was started in 1248 and was considered the most ambitious architecture project of the middle ages.
As impressive as its 157-meter tall twin towers is the cathedral’s incredible interior. Covering an area of 6,166 square meters and boasting 56 pillars, highlights include the 12th-century Reliquary of the Three Kingscreated by local goldsmiths; the famous relief of the Adoration of the Kings from 1440 and the Treasure Chamber with its many precious objects. Make sure to pass by!
2 – Cologne’s Old Town
As you explore Cologne‘s historic churches and museums, you’ll come across the city’s lovely Old Town quarters and its many unique charms, one of them the Great St. Martin church. Cologne’s Old downhas countless monuments and fountains that adorn the area, along with its Archaeological Zone and the many ancient ruins and artifacts. A stunning place.
There you will find yourself traversing countless quaint alleys lined with traditional old houses, many now home to boutique shops, galleries, cafes, and restaurants.
Art lovers need to visit Ludwig Museum . Housed in one of the city’s newer architecture , this excellent gallery focuses on contemporary and modern painting and covers a wide range of European art!
There were displayed the works by Rembrandt, Manet, Renoir, Leibl, Liebermann, and Slevogt. Definitely a must.
4- St Gereon’s Church
After exploring Imm Cologne, you need to visit Cologne‘s must unusual church! The Romanesque St. Gereon’s Church has a visually appealing architecture that includes highlights such as its unique long choir and its several medieval murals, mosaics and ancient relics.
5 – Augustburg Palace
Now we are cheating a little bit but the amazing Augustburg Palace needed to be in this city guide. This incredible building is located 15km south of Cologne, in a small town called Brühl. Besides its unique architecture style, the Augustburg Palace is surrounded by one of the most dazzling and colorful gardens in the city.
Sumptuously decorated and furnished, this charming Late Baroque/Rococo palace is famous for its magnificent staircase hall. If you have the opportunity to visit its interior, we definitely recommend.