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Planning a trip to Cologne, Germany

18th Apr to 20th Apr, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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Things to do in Cologne in April

Day 1 - Thursday 18th, Apr
morning -

Arrive in Cologne via train from Brussels. Check into hotel and drop off luggage. Start your day with a thrilling bike tour around the city to get a feel for the surroundings and see some of the main attractions.

afternoon -

Explore the Cologne Cathedral, a stunning Gothic cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Afterward, head to the Hohenzollern Bridge for an adrenaline-pumping bungee jumping experience with a view of the Rhine River.

evening -

Enjoy a scenic sunset river cruise on the Rhine River to unwind after an adventurous day. Then, indulge in some authentic German cuisine at Brauhaus Sion, known for its traditional beer and hearty dishes.

Day 2 - Friday 19th, Apr
morning -

Embark on a thrilling high ropes course adventure at Kletterpark Cologne for an adrenaline-filled morning amidst the treetops.

afternoon -

Visit the Cologne Chocolate Museum to satisfy your sweet tooth and learn about the history of chocolate. Then, head to the Belgian Quarter for a diverse range of affordable street food options at the Wochenmarkt am Brüsseler Platz (weekly market at Brüsseler Platz).

evening -

Experience the vibrant nightlife and local craft beer scene at Braustelle, a microbrewery known for its unique and affordable brews.

Day 3 - Saturday 20th, Apr
morning -

Take a day trip to the nearby Eifel National Park for a thrilling guided hiking excursion through the picturesque landscapes and dense forests.

afternoon -

Enjoy a budget-friendly lunch at Fischermanns, a local spot known for its delicious fish and chips and scenic views along the Rhine River.

evening -

Immerse yourself in the local culture at the quirky Päffgen Brewery, where you can try authentic Kölsch beer and mingle with friendly locals in a laid-back atmosphere.

Weather in Cologne in Invalid date
Avg Temp7°C to 15°C
Chance of Rain40%

The weather in Cologne in April is generally mild, with average temperatures ranging from 7 to 15 degrees Celsius. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Cologne

Clothing & Apparel

Comfortable walking shoes -

Cologne is a walkable city, so you'll want to be sure to have comfortable shoes.

Casual clothing -

Cologne is a laid-back city, so you don't need to pack anything too formal.

Light jacket or sweater -

The weather in Cologne in April can be unpredictable, so it's a good idea to pack a light jacket or sweater just in case.


Sunglasses -

The sun can be strong in Cologne, so sunglasses are a good idea.

Hat -

A hat can help to protect you from the sun and the rain.

Scarf -

A scarf can be helpful for keeping you warm on cooler days.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa (if required) -

Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended date of departure.

Travel insurance -

Travel insurance can protect you from unexpected events such as lost luggage, medical emergencies, and trip cancellations.

Money -

You can exchange currency at banks, exchange bureaus, and hotels.

Credit cards -

Credit cards are widely accepted in Cologne.

Smartphone -

A smartphone can be helpful for navigation, translation, and staying connected with friends and family.

Good to have

Travel guidebook -

A travel guidebook can help you to plan your itinerary and learn about Cologne's history and culture.

Phrasebook -

A phrasebook can be helpful for learning basic German phrases.

First-aid kit -

A first-aid kit can be helpful for treating minor injuries.

Reusable water bottle -

A reusable water bottle can help you to stay hydrated and save money.


Camera -

A camera can be used to capture memories of your trip.

Headphones -

Headphones can be used to listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks.

Portable charger -

A portable charger can be used to keep your electronic devices charged on the go.

Travel adapter -

A travel adapter is necessary for using electronic devices in Cologne.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are both widely accepted in Cologne.

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