Altstadt is the district to get to know touristy Cologne: here you will find everything that makes the city famous.
Hardly anyone can ignore Cologne's Altstadt. The colossal cathedral works like a magnet on every tourist and in the immediate vicinity are almost all the city's famous museums. Countless visitors come here to soak up the atmosphere of the inevitable 'Brauhäuser'. Literally and figuratively, because in addition to the local Kölsch beer, you can also find genuine Rhenish (meat) dishes. Schildergasse and Hohe Straße are among Germany's busiest shopping streets.