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Duesseldorf - Cologne - Bonn
(with visiting of the Cologne Cathedral)
Where exactly were Heine, Offenbach and Beethoven born? Where are the royal avenue - the beauty of "Kö" and ultramodern media-block in the old harbor?
Well, and who didn't hear about the world-famous Cologne Cathedral?
Three the most famous cities on the Rhine, in the heart of the largest German land Northern Rhine-Westphalia.
Departure is in the morning. Departure time depends on the city of departure and is reported when ordering a trip.
"Tokyo on the Rhine", "Small Paris", "Desk of the Ruhr basin", "the German Milan", the longest bar counter in the world, the most expensive street of Germany and all it you can see in one city - in DUESSELDORF, in the capital of the Northern Rhine-Westphalia. During the bus-walking tour we will admire the Medienhafen, where the parliament sits and ministers work, where the television tower is, where people are admiring Gerry's buildings. We will go along the Rhine embankment, we will see the St. Lambert's Church, storing masterpieces of church culture. St. Andrew's Church, Academy of Arts,Art collection of the Northern Rhine-Westphalia, the Opera, the City Gardens, house, where the great poet Heinrich Heine was born, a horse monument to Jan Vellum and that’s not everything you will get know during the excursion. Going along the streets of the old city, we will glance to the small lane, and we will greet the tailor Viable, he is one of the famous characters of the city. Radschleger is famous too, this person is doing a cartwheel. After the excursion you will have free time.
Then we go to COLOGNE, the oldest city of Germany. It is the biggest city of the federal land Northern Rhine-Westphalia and the secret favourite among all the trade megalopolises of Germany. Cologne is the brisk city with rich cultural life, the international fairs and congresses take place here. The first that admires and bewitches all the tourists is the Cologne Cathedral, one of the majestic monuments of Gothic architecture. You will have an opportunity not only to admire it outside, but also to glance inside and to see its invaluable treasures.
After visiting the Cologne Cathedral we will go along the small streets and lanes of the old city where in the Middle Ages handicrafts men and merchants lived. And as confirmation to it, serve names of the streets and squares: Salt Lane, Fish Market, Iron Market, Hay Market, Market Square. History of Cologne is multilayered. There, where the Roman swimming baths were, the medieval monastery was built later, and today there is Sankt-Martine's Cathedral. And we will meet these historical multi layering in Cologne constantly. In the downtown there is a special archaeological zone, where you can see the monuments, which are saved since the Roman times. Since the period of the Middle Ages, there is a Gothic Town Hall, decorated with 124 figures of the people, who glorified Cologne for the whole world. During the excursion you will hear not only stories, but also legends, for example, why the inhabitants of Cologne should do everything now and who protects their rest.
Since the 18th century the magical water is produced here, it helped from different diseases, sometimes it saved people from the plague. This magic water received the name " Eau de Cologne", the Cologne Water. In your free time you can get acquainted with the history of famous perfume brand in the Farina Fragrance Museum or visit another museum, if you wish. Cologne inhabitants speak a local dialect — Koelsch. Koelsch is also local beer, which will help you to quench your thirst after the excursion.
And after free time in Cologne you are expected by one more famous city in Germany - BONN, the city with more than 2000-year history. Bonn was the Roman outpost on Rhine for more than 400 years. Later it was conquered by Francs, and then by Normans. The city repeatedly collapsed, but was built up again. Bonn is known as the former capital of West Germany. The government block on the Rhine with Villa Hammerschmidt and the Schaumburg Palace remind of capital times. During the walking tour around the city we will be welcomed from far away by the majestic building of an ancient Muenster Cathedral. We go along Bonngasse, where the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born, and you can visit the famous museum during your free time. On the market square we will admire the building of a city town hall with its front staircase, which many celebrities climbed. At the beginning of the 19th century Bonn was visited by Goethe, and fascinated by this beauty, the Verbal artist wrote, that it is hardly possible to express this beauty in words. So present yourself this excursion and admire this beauty!
In the evening we return to Germany. Arrival time depends on the city of departure.
- a journey by a comfortable tourist bus
- excursion escorting on the way and also excursions around the cities of Duesseldorf, Cologne, Bonn are 10€, for children up to 12 years old it is free (excursion service is an integral part of a trip and is paid obligatory)
Depending on circumstances the guide or the attendant can change the program on the course.
The travel agency has the right for adjustment. The prices can be changed depending on a season.
The number of places on a special proposal is limited.
Departure is possible from the cities:
Aachen, Bonn, Dortmund, Duesseldorf, Cologne, Moenchengladbach, Essen,
and also from Koblenz, Muenster, Osnabrueck and Frankfurt - at the weekend
* - surcharge for departure (at its existence) is paid additionally.
The possibility of the departure on the concrete date, the information on the existence of surcharge for departure and its size you can find in the order form, having chosen service to BOOK a TOUR.
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