Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide to Cologne Indian Embassy in Cologne Indian Embassy nearest to Cologne is located at Friedrich Ebert Anlage 26 60325 Frankfurt am Main Phone: +49 69 1530050 + 15300510 Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Cologne Original Valid passport for 06 months from the date of travel along with old passport, if any Visa application forms Hotel booking confirmation Return air ticket Day-to-day itinerary Travel insurance Income tax papers for last 3 years or Form 16 Original saving bank statements last 6 months updated Time Required: 15 Working Days About Cologne Cologne is one of the oldest cities, which has rich heritage locations and spots. The city of Cologne is situated on the Rhine River, which is known as the oldest Cathedral city in the country. It is one of the popular cities for most of the Christians, as the city contains more than 12 great Romanesque churches to visit. The cologne is popular for its popular Cologne Cathedral Church, which is known to be a holy place to visit at least once in a lifetime for Christians. Cologne’s roots go back to 2nd century AD, and it is home to many ancient and classic monuments and sculptures. Tourist places in Cologne Here is a list of places to visit in Cologne, try to visit all these places and explore more! It is essential for people to plan well in advance before visiting the city. The city has some of the famous places to visit like: Cologne Cathedral – The Cologne cathedral is the most important spot for tourists visiting cologne, as it has a huge history and is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. The Cologne cathedral is considered to be one of the most important monuments from the middle ages. The Cologne cathedral has a set of impressive towers, which stands tall at 157 meters with an incredible set of interiors. Cologne’s old town – The city has a rich heritage and people cherish the archaeological beauty of the place. The old city of cologne still maintains the classic style without compromising on the quality. The old town is one of the important spots to visit, as it has a lot of ancient monuments along with two important churches. How to Reach Cologne As Cologne is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, it is important to know the different ways of reaching the city quickly and conveniently. Cologne is visited by a lot of international travellers, and hence it offers a lot of options to travel in and out of the city in a hassle-free way. Airports – Cologne is one of the most visited cities in the country and has its own airport to reach from any country of the world. The cologne international airport is equipped with facilities to travel in an easy way. The international airport has plenty of currency exchange centres and ATMs, which help you to make transactions easily and also exchange currency conveniently. Railway stations – The trains in Cologne ferry passenger to most of the countries in Europe. The railway station is situated in the city and provides various options to travel across the country easily. Travelling in Cologne is easy for every tourist, as there are both private cab services and public shuttles from time to time. It is very much essential for people to plan the journey well in advance, as it helps you use government shuttles to enjoy the country. Best Time to Visit Cologne is one of the top picks for most of the travellers for various reasons. The friendly population helps you enjoy the city. There are plenty of places to look around and enjoy in Germany, and people prefer to visit the city during the peak months. It is widely recommended for people to visit Germany anytime between June to November, as the weather is amazing and lets people enjoy the vacation. Cologne can be enjoyed well during summers and autumns. The summer and the autumn are favourites among most of the tourists as the temperature stays stagnant. What to Pack? It is important for every traveller to plan for the vacation after a good research online. It helps you know and understand the location in an effective way. It is important for every individual to capture moments and to spend a fabulous vacation with the help of all necessary gear. As Cologne is popular for churches, it is suggested for people to travel all the churches in proper attire. It is widely recommended for people to pack necessary accessories, as it helps you save time and energy while spending a vacation in the country. Mobile phones and cameras Power banks and phone chargers Extra clothing accessories Travel maps Top Delicacies Cologne can be considered as one of the cities, which has been maintaining the tradition of German food as Cologne points of interest for a long time now. It is important to check out the local delicacies, as most of the foods and dishes are prepared based on the German tradition. The delicacies are known to be a classic, which is known to represent the rich culture of the city effectively. Some of the top dishes in Cologne are Himmel Un AAd (heaven and Earth) Mettbrotchen Schnitzel Schweinshaxe aka crispy pork knuckle Leberwurst Flammekuchen Pretzels Bratwurst Indian Restaurants in Cologne Ginti Indisches Restaurant at Haendelstr. 33 | nähe Steigenberger hotel / Rudolfplatz, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Serves Indian and Asian cuisine. Call the restaurant at +49 221 99029466 Kamasutra Indian Restaurant at Weyerstr. 114 | 50676 U-Bahn Station: Barbarossaplatz - U-Bahn Lines 12, 15, 16, 18, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Serves Indian cuisine. Call the restaurant at +49 221 34892828 Namaste Indian Restaurant at Domstr. 82, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Serves Indian and Asian cuisine. Call the restaurant at +49 221 92278908 Shopping List Essentials It is essential to collect a set of items while travelling in Cologne, as it is one of the popular and historic places to visit. Most of the travellers prefer to go around the city and make the best use of their time. It is very much essential for people to know the different places in order buy different kinds of products in an easy way. Cologne is one of the ancient places, which provides easy options to buy ancient arts and crafts. It is essential to buy various objects or products based on the requirement, as most of the malls and stores offer a good amount of discount from time to time. Souvenirs Perfumes Clothes Antiques Idols and statues Healthcare Centers Certain tourist travelling to Cologne may have some kind of medical disorders. It becomes extremely essential to have a valid medical insurance policy to visit the country. Having health insurance will enable tourists to visit any health care centres and take medical help from the whenever required. There are plenty of health care centres in the city of Cologne, and it is suggested to have the necessary documents to get a person treated. Some of the healthcare centres are: C Cologne career centre Herr priv Doz Dr. Med. Robert Willem Gorter LVR clinic Cologne Health and beauty Schonheit und Gesundheitszentrum koln St. Vinzenz Hospital Dr. Med Peter Mallmann PHG Priority Health Germany Emergency Contact Numbers Police: 110 or 112 Fire Brigade: 112 Ambulance: 112 Operator: (0180) 2001033 National Directory Enquiries: 11833 National Directory Enquiries (in English): 11837 International Directory Enquiries: 11834 Currency Currency conversion is one of the essential aspects for any traveller, as it helps people to convert money from any currency to Euro in an easy way. It is very much essential either to carry a set of plastic money or physical money in an effective way. It is widely recommended for people to carry enough amount of physical money, as it would be accepted in all the places across the city. Physical money helps you to easily make transactions, as it is accepted at every shop and mall. It is indeed biennial for people to have physical money by converting from any currency to Euro, as it helps them to enjoy the vacation easily. Ria Deutschland Gmbh Koln Exchange AG Ria Money transfer Reise Bank AG Deniz Bank Wien AG Local Do's and Don'ts Do's Use the title and the last name to address a person Learn some commonly used German phrases before you travel to Germany Don'ts Don't be late. Germans value punctuality Don't put your elbows on the table while eating Don’t eat with your hands Basics of Local Communication The people of Cologne use Colognian or Kölsch dialect. It is more like a German. The people of Cologne are friendly and offer warm hospitality to visitors. Learn few common phrase in the local language and communicate in a better way. Good morning - Guten Morgen My name is … - Mein Name ist … Where is...? - Wo ist…? Yes - Ja No - Nein Please - Bitte Sorry - Es tut uns leid Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? 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