The Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne’s oldest, showcases work of the local artists from the Middle Ages. The Museum Ludwig houses one of the most extensive collections of Picasso’s ... More work as well as the works of some masters of modern art.
There are 12 Romanesque churches scattered through the fortified medieval part of the city. St. Cecilia’s Church contains the Museum Schnutgen, known for its tapestries, artwork and carvings based on a religious theme.
Cologne’s biggest carnival is the ‘Winter Carnival’, held in February and involving parading in the streets.
Overall, Cologne has a mild and pleasant climate. The winters cannot be considered cold by German standards, but the average temperature is still as low as 3°C. Summer is the best time to visit with the average temperature at 20°C. Cologne has rain throughout the year with many overcast days ... More and little sunshine.
Cologne’s development accelerated through the Middle Ages because the major trade routes between both the east and the west passed through the city. Under the rule of the Archbishops, the city was also an important pilgrimage centre.
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