Visit Cologne

Travel to Cologne by Ferry & Car

Cologne Cathedral at night time illuminated with the night sky behind.
A mix of Old & New

Cologne is one of the oldest towns in Northern Germany and has occupied a pivotal role in German history since the Middle Ages. Visitors to Cologne can explore a diversity of sights and landmarks, ranging from its UNESCO protected Cathedral to the Museum Ludwig with its renowned collection of Pop Art.

The city's most famous landmark, Cologne Cathedral, has two 157-metres-high spires and took 632 years to complete. Today it attracts pilgrims and tourists from across the world. Other historic areas in the city include the old town, where you'll find its renowned Gothic and Romanesque architecture.

close up of the bumper of a fast car.
Travel to Cologne

Travelling to Cologne with Stena Line, you'll find it easier than ever before to explore all that this city has to offer. Take the ferry to the Hook of Holland from Harwich and you'll be able to take the train to Cologne.

Alternatively, a European driving holiday with your car on the ferry is a perfect holiday option. Cologne is approximately three hour's drive south-east of Hook of Holland.

A woman carrying shopping bags after a trip to Cologne.

Cologne isn't just about the its history, the present plays a very important role also!

The city's most famous shopping street, Schildergasse is the perfect place to browse in high street shops, or a visit to the ‘Belgian Quarter’ and the Neumarkt Passage arcade for a a range of high-quality shops with a range of designer and specialist products should not be missed.

Ferries wheel illuminated at night time in a funfare in Germany.
Annual events

Cologne has plenty of annual festivities that take place in and around the city.

Cologne Lights set fire to the night sky in July, and you can enjoy carnival madness when the city is taken over by 'Jecken' (madmen) in November. The world-famous Christmas market livens up wintertime, where you can shop for gifts of arts and crafts, toys, Christmas decorations and traditional wares.