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 Cologne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cologne (German: Köln [▶] [kœln]; Kölsch: Kölle) is, in terms of population, the fourth largest city in Germany and the largest city of the German province of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Cologne became a city in 50 A.D., had a bishop as early as 313, and, in 785, became the seat of an archbishop.
Cologne lost its free status, and regained its archbishopric during the French period, and, in 1815, at the Congress of Vienna was made part of the kingdom of Prussia.
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 History of Cologne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By the 13th century, the relationship between the city of Cologne and its archbishop had become difficult, and after the battle of Worringen in 1288, Cologne effectively became a free city (though this status would not be formally confirmed until 1475) and the Archbishops removed their residence to Bonn.
In 1814, Cologne was occupied by Prussian and Russian troops.
At the beginning of the Third Reich, Cologne was seen as difficult territory by the Nazis, because of deep-rooted communist and catholic influences on the city.
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 Cologne, Germany
In the early Middle Ages Cologne was besieged by the huns who ceased from Cologne only after the holy Ursula returned, accompanied by 11.000 virgins (according to the legend), from a pilgrimage to Rome and freed Cologne once and for all from the huns.
Cologne thereby received another attraction for pilgrims, leading to the foundation of the cathedral in 1248.
Due to a dwindling of the pilgrims and a general recession of the city, the construction of the cathedral was stoped in 1560 for the next 282 years.
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 Cologne, Germany
The University of Cologne, founded in 1388, was dissolved in 1798 during the French Revolution.
Cologne also has teacher-training colleges, a school of sports, and various colleges for the study of music, engineering, administration, and other professions and trades.
During the Middle Ages Cologne was a leader in the Hanseatic League, an organization of merchant cities.
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 DESTINATION - Cologne
Cologne (Köln) is one of Germany’s most original cities, with its own dialect, its own style of beerbrewing and an inimitably witty and fun-loving character that is particularly boisterous during the city’s famous Carnival.
Cologne is world-famous for its twin-spired cathedral, its romantic Rhine panorama and the Eau de Cologne to which it gave its name.
Cologne is the ideal starting-place for romantic cruises on the Rhine.
www.germany-tourism.de /e/metropole_koeln.html   (456 words)

  
 AHA International: Cologne, Germany Business Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Founded by the Romans, Germany's fourth-largest and one of its oldest cities is now a metropolis of 1.4 million inhabitants known especially as a European hub for trade, media, and sports.
Life in Cologne is uncomplicated and vivacious-- the tolerance and cosmopolitanism of its inhabitants are proverbial.
Cologne is also the perfect departure point for a wonderful daytrip to the romantic Rhine and Mosel valleys with their picturesque castles and charming villages.
www.aha-intl.org /program.php?place=colognebiz2005   (293 words)

  
 Cologne, Germany  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Cologne's location at the point where the Rhine crosses the overland route from Paris to northern Germany, and also at the junction of many roads along the Rhine, has given the city great commercial importance.
The archbishop of Cologne was recognized as elector of the Holy Roman Empire by an edict, the Golden Bull of 1356.
Cologne was severely damaged during World War II (1939-1945)—more than 90 percent of the structures were destroyed or damaged—but it was largely rebuilt and modernized by 1960.
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 Cologne Germany Travel Information | Asia Travel Europe
Cologne has been one of the most important European traffic junctions for more than 2,000 years, once forming a key intersection of the major roads of the Roman Empire, and is located on the main historical mediaeval trade routes.
Cologne is the city of live music and concerts, with music from all periods from all over the world and in the most diverse stylistic schools and movements performed here every day.
Cologne is a beautiful and diverse city, surrounded by equally attractive and varied countryside.
www.asiatravel.com /germany/dusseldorf/cologneinfo.html   (2958 words)

  
 Hundreds of Pictures of Cologne , Germany with map for tourists including : photos cologne cathedral, Gross St. Martin, ...
Cologne : As soon as you enter Cologne the first thing that catches your attention is it's fabulous gothic cathedral, tallest of it's kind in the world that proudly stands tall over Germany's oldest city with all its innumerable cultural and historical treasures.
Cologne is, in terms of population, the fourth largest city in Germany and largest city of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Church of St. Ursula is located in (A commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River; flourished during the 15th century as a member of the Hanseatic League) Cologne in the (A picturesque region of Germany around the Rhine river) Rheinland.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Cologne
Cologne, in size the third city of Prussia, and the capital of the district (Regierungsbezirk) of Cologne, is situated in the lowlands of the lower Rhine on both sides of the river.
Among the churches of Cologne, the foremost is the cathedral, the greatest monument of Gothic architecture in Germany.
Frederick I (1100-31) was the last Archbishop of Cologne to be invested with the episcopal ring and crosier; in 1111, during the three-days fight in the streets of Rome, he saved the Emperor Henry V from defeat, after his imprisonment of Pope Paschal II, but in 1114 abandoned the imperial party.
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 World Cup 2006 Germany City Guide :: Cologne
Cologne is Germany's oldest city and, until the 19th century, the grandest - a status still reflected in the scores of spires that serrate its skyline, and its massive cathedral, or Dom.
Cologne is also famous for its dedication to music and the arts, and a wealth of both are there for the taking all year round.
This is Cologne's oldest church site, the first one on it being built in the 4th century over a Roman cemetery, and the beginnings of the present one in the 9th century to house the remains of St Severin, the 5th century German saint, probably educated in Rome, who became the saint of winemakers.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/wc2006/city_guide/cologne.html   (4882 words)

  
 Dierk's page - Cologne / Köln
ologne is a city in northwestern Germany - map - by the river Rhine.
The Cologne Cathedral, museum Ludwig, river Rhine and the Hohenzollernbridge at dusk.
Many interesting photos displaying Cologne and the Cologne Cathedral are available on the Cologne photo album pages.
www.anicursor.com /cologne.html   (523 words)

  
 Cologne, Germany - Cologne Cathedral - Map of Cologne, Germany - Cities in Germany
Cologne's a scenic city with plazas, shopping and nightlife and well worth a visit especially during its famous Carnival celebrations.
The twin-spired structure of Cologne cathedral might just be the best known architectural sight in Germany and has shaped the city's appearance for centuries.
Today Cologne is associated primarily with the media, trade fairs and culture.
www.about-germany.org /capitals/cologne.php   (201 words)

  
 Introduction
The NRCSA Center in Cologne is situated in the downtown, and reflects the atmosphere of this friendly German city.
Currently the fourth largest city in Germany, with a population of one million, Cologne (Köln) is the colossus of the Rhine—Ruhr sprawl.
In the twelfth century Cologne acquired the relics of the Three Magi from Milan, thus increasing its standing as one of the greatest centres of pilgrimage in northern Europe.
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 AHA International: Cologne, Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cologne, one of the greatest cities on the Rhine, has a long history that dates back to about 50 BC when it was established as a Roman outpost.
Cologne has again taken its place as one of the cultural and trade centers of Europe.
Known as the center for broadcast media in Germany, Cologne is also one of its country's most cosmopolitan cities, with large ethnic neighborhoods and international arts festivals.
www.aha-intl.org /program.php?place=cologne   (302 words)

  
 AskMen.com - Cologne germany
It is recommended that you apply cologne on pulse points such as your wrists, behind the ears, and the base of your throat.
Spray the cologne onto any of these locations by holding the bottle at a distance of 15 centimeters and allow it to dry on its own -- do not rub your skin after application as this will alter the smell, even if you're dabbing it on rather than spraying.
Keep in mind that cologne should only be sensed by those who are within arm's length of you; you'll know if you're wearing too much if those at a greater distance can smell you as well.
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 Travel Forum - Cologne, Germany
Cologne (German: Köln (population 965,954 as of December 31, 2003), is the fourth largest city in Germany and largest city of the North Rhine-Westphalia state.
Today, it is the seat of a university, which is renowned for its economics faculty and the see of a Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal.
The eleven flames are a reminder of the Britannic princess St. Ursula and her legendary 11,000 virgin companions who were supposedly martyred at Cologne for their Christian faith by Attila the Hun in 383 A.D. In reality it was probably just 11 companions.
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 AllTravel Cologne Germany travel and tourism
Founded in 33 BC, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities and its fourth largest.
Cologne is a shopper’s paradise with a wide range of boutiques, department stores and quirky second-hand stores.
Take home some eau de Cologne, the world famous perfume first created here in the 18th century.
www.alltravelgermany.com /Germany/Destination_Guides/Cities/Cologne.htm   (296 words)

  
 Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom)
The Cologne Cathedral is under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne.
The most celebrated work of art in the Cologne Cathedral is the Sarcophagus of the Magi, a large gilded sarcophagus dating from the 13th century, and the largest reliquary in the western world.
In St. Mary's Chapel (Marienkapelle) is the altar of the patron saints of Cologne with an altar piece by Stephan Lochner.
www.smart-travel-germany.com /cologne-cathedral.html   (810 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Cologne, Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shrine of the Three Kings at Cologne Cathedral
In the Middle Ages it also became an ecclesiastical center of significance and an important center of art and learning.
Cologne cathedral (German Kölner Dom), the largest Gothic church in northern Europe, was designated a World Heritage site in 1996; it is the city's major landmark and unofficial symbol.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cologne,-Germany   (786 words)

  
 Cologne Germany - Cologne RU
German-born Pope Benedict XVI will say prayers in Hebrew when he visits the synagogue in Cologne, Germany, that was destroyed by the Nazis, a cardinal organizing the trip said Tuesday.
Reportedly the original Eau de Cologne developed in 1792 in Koln, Germany and it was based on a formula and that is was made by a French émigré friar.
Cologne is the French name for the German city, and during the 1974 French occupation of Cologne, Napoleon used to bathe in a dilution of this scent.
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 Station - Hostel Cologne - Your Backpacker Hostel in the heart of Europe
Because of its location on the Rhine river and at a major crossroad of European trade routes, Cologne grew quickly in the 19th century, to the largest city in Germany.
Cologne airport is the new hub for budget airlines with one-way flights from 20,-€ to Berlin, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Vienna and Paris.
Cologne is also the German metropolis for the gay and lesbian lifestyle; the Cristopher Street Day Parade is the biggest in Germany with about one million party goers
www.hostel-cologne.de   (282 words)

  
 Traveljournals.net - Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Cologne too, like Paris and Vienna, has a Gothic cathedral in the town center.
I stayed in a youth hostel in Cologne, and there met a Californian and an Argentinian guy, both towards the end of their n-month long travels.
Both seemed very experienced in chasing girls, and were drunk enough to be eager to share their experiences.
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 University of Cologne
International cooperation in research and teaching has a long tradition at the University of Cologne and today we consider international cooperation to be one of our most important responsibilities.
The University of Cologne is a research university at the highest level with more than 250 cooperating institutes and departments.
A list of the main institutions of the University of Cologne can be found here.
www.uni-koeln.de /index.e.html   (131 words)

  
 ABAKA - Hotels in Köln [Cologne] (Germany)
The unmistakable landmark of this city of 1 million inhabitants is its magnificent Gothic cathedral, the largest in Germany.
Much of the original architecture was lost during the allied air raids in 1944 but the cathedral itself miraculously escaped heavy damage and the city was rebuilt according to its medieval street pattern.
It ranks high among Germany's great cities and its lively metropolitan atmosphere makes it difficult for visitors not to come back time after time.
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 Germany Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Germany wears its riches well: elegant big-city charm, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine wine and beer are all there for the savouring.
When To Go Germany is a fine destination year-round, but most people visit between May and September when sunny skies are most likely and much of life moves outdoors.
Beer gardens and cafes bustle at all hours; outdoor events and festivals enliven cities and villages; and hiking, cycling and swimming are popular pursuits - at least as long as the weather plays along.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/germany   (453 words)

  
 Cologne Hotels, Germany Hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We are delighted to be able to present you our Hotel Brenner'scher Hof and we hope to give you an insight of the way of life which makes many visitors of Cologne to our regular guests.Hotel Brenner'scher Hof is located in the west of Cologne, with a direct tram connection to the city center...
It is in the old part of Cologne, near the Roman-Germanic Museum, the Philharmonic Concert Hall as well as a large shopping center, on a historical road in proximity to the central terminal.
- The Heart of Cologne and you are part of it Welcome to our central but quiet located Hotel Leonet!During your stay you will have a comfortable and practically equipped single or double room, all of which have a shower/toilet, TV and telephone...
www.magicaljourneys.com /Germany/germany-hotels-cologne.html   (1370 words)

  
 Germany, Cologne Cathedral
In 1164 the bones of the three Magi were transferred from Milan to Cologne, and a shrine was made to house the relics.
As Cologne became one of the largest Pilgrimage of the Middle Ages, it was decided in 1248 to build a new cathedral in High Gothic style.
It was not until 1842 when construction works resumed, and in 1880 the cathedral was finally finished.
leonardfrank.com /Worldheritage/Cologne.html   (81 words)

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