Enjoy the most refreshing vacation in Germany with this 3-day weekend getaway in Cologne!
This fantastic 3-day travel plan is your chance to see the best travel destinations in Germany over the course of a weekend. You’ll stay for 2 nights in Cologne, allowing you to have the full Germany experience.
Spend your wonderful weekend break in Germany visiting the most popular sightseeing destinations. You’ll check out the amazing Old Market. Looking for a place you can stroll around and enjoy? We'll guide you to the outstanding Cologne Cathedral. Expect to see other remarkable attractions in Germany and get a glimpse of the country's unique history and culture.
This travel plan also features recommendations for the best eating and shopping spots in Cologne. So whether you're looking for a mini-vacation or a romantic holiday in Germany, a quick weekend getaway in Cologne is an excellent choice.
We'll help you have the best 3-day weekend getaway experience in Germany from start to finish. Just sit back, relax, and we'll take care of everything!
Your accommodation will be conveniently located for easy access to many of the best places to see and do in Germany. You'll have plenty of time to stroll through local markets and shopping streets. Go souvenir shopping to your heart's content and take a bit of Germany home with you to remind you of your vacation in Cologne.
We'll provide you with stay options suitable for all budgets, and reserve your choice for accommodation for 2 nights. You can choose a popular 4-star accommodation similar to Leonardo Hotel Koeln Bonn Airport and enjoy the most restful sleep possible. Or, you can stay at a more luxurious place, like the 5-star Cologne Marriott Hotel, and have the best views and amenities. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, a charming 3-star stay like Eden Hotel Frueh am Dom is our best recommendation.
These accommodations are nearby top-rated restaurants, ensuring you get everything you need for a comfortable stay in Germany. If these recommendations are unavailable during your weekend getaway in Germany, our system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives. You can be sure that we will always offer you the best available places to stay that match your preferences.
Your itinerary will take you to the best sights and spots in the city of Cologne. You'll visit the magnificent Rheinboulevard, explore the fascinating Cologne Chocolate Museum, and make lovely memories at the fantastic Rhine Garden Sculpture. By the end of your weekend getaway in Germany, you'll return home happy, with plenty of photos and memories to look back to and share.
This 3-day travel plan covers all you need for an amazing time in Germany. Your itinerary is customizable, giving you the opportunity to create the perfect vacation in Cologne. Add tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your itinerary and make the most of your time in Germany.
For your convenience, you can also add a car rental to your weekend getaway package to Germany. We'll provide you with the best rental vehicle with CDW insurance that you can use for 2 days of your trip.
On top of all that, you'll also have access to 24/7 travel support from your personal agent. We’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide you can easily access on our mobile app, where your travel documents are stored and organized. All taxes are already included in the price of your vacation package to Germany.
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Day 1 – Cologne - arrival day
Day 1 – Cologne - arrival day
- Cologne - Arrival day
- Old Market
Your exciting weekend getaway in Germany begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Cologne, your home for 2 nights. You’ll have your choice of the city's best hotels and other places to stay.
Travelers visiting Cologne can stay at amazing luxury stays like Cologne Marriott Hotel. This 5-star hotel treats guests and visitors with care and respect at all times. Considered one of the best hotels in the area, Cologne Marriott Hotel enjoys an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 2,947 guests.
Leonardo Hotel Koeln Bonn Airport is one of the best places to relax after a day of exploring Cologne. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 4,688 guests, making it one of the best 4-star hotels in Germany.
Alternatively, you can stay at a hotel like Eden Hotel Frueh am Dom in Cologne that offers value-for-money accommodation options. Around 4,324 guests have reviewed this 3-star hotel, giving it an average of 4 out of 5 stars.
You'll have plenty of choices to make the most of your stay.
Cologne has many incredible destinations you can admire and explore throughout your weekend getaway in Germany. Make sure you get on the earliest flight to Cologne to see as many of these must-visit sites as possible!
Travelers often make time to visit attractions like the remarkable Old Market. This attraction is a spectacular top-tier point of interest with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,413 visitors.
When you’re ready to discover the local food culture in Cologne, make your way to one of the best restaurants in the city, Craftbeer Corner Coeln. This lovely restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,165 customers.
Another top-rated restaurant in Cologne is Gruber's. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 625 customers, this restaurant is truly a must-try.
You can also eat at a place locals enjoy, Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,484 customers.
A weekend getaway in Germany isn't complete without experiencing the nightlife scene in Cologne. Fortunately, the city also has many fantastic bars that cater to all travel budgets. An excellent example is Toddy Tapper, which has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 590 customers.
Another of the best bars you should consider going to is ONA MOR Bar. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 548 customers.
Enjoy toasting the start of your adventure-filled 3-day weekend getaway in Germany!
Day 2 – Cologne
Day 2 – Cologne
- Cologne Zoological Garden
- Cologne Cathedral
- Cologne Chocolate Museum
On day 2 of your rejuvenating weekend getaway in Germany, you’ll see more of the best attractions in Cologne. You still have so many incredible experiences to take in during your remaining 1 night in Cologne!
One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Cologne Cathedral. This outstanding catholic cathedral and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year, or around 5,000,000 people. Garnering an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 57,506 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Cologne Cathedral is worth pages in your travel diary.
Another of the best attractions that will stir your curiosity is the fascinating Rheinboulevard. Approximately 1,877 visitors rated this popular sightseeing spot an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Today, you also have the chance to see the amazing museum, Cologne Chocolate Museum. This attraction has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 28,752 visitors.
Take this chance to join a popular tour to experience something one-of-a-kind on this day of your weekend getaway in Germany. Check out all the tours Cologne offers and add your selections to your weekend getaway vacation package.
Exploring the most popular attractions in Germany can make you lose track of time. Still, be sure to grab something to eat at some of the best restaurants you can try in Cologne.
Gilden im Zims offers great food and ambiance and is well-loved in the area.
Another top-rated restaurant worth trying in Cologne is the popular Gaststätte Lommerzheim. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,487 customers, this restaurant is an excellent dining option.
If you feel like having something else, check out Jameson Pub Cologne. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,308 customers, which speaks volumes about its quality.
When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln. One of the best bars in the city, Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,484 customers.
A quick trip to any of these popular local bars will enhance your travel experience in the city of Cologne. Cheers to a pleasant weekend getaway in Germany!
Day 3 – Cologne - departure day
Day 3 – Cologne - departure day
- Cologne - Departure day
- Rhine Garden Sculpture
Your remarkable weekend getaway in Germany is about to end. Soon you’ll say goodbye to Cologne. Day 3 is your departure day and your chance to catch one last glimpse of the city and beautiful Germany.
Depending on how much time you have until you start your journey home, we recommend visiting some more attractions or doing some last-minute shopping.
If you prefer to go sightseeing before leaving Germany, the popular Rhine Garden Sculpture is an extraordinary attraction you could visit on your last day in Cologne.
Before leaving Cologne, fill yourself with delicious food from Servus Colonia Alpina for a final memorable meal to cap your weekend getaway in Germany. This popular restaurant offers a whole menu of delectable dishes and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,757 customers.
We also recommend The Little Steakhouse for your last chance at an unforgettable food and dining experience in Cologne. The Little Steakhouse has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,631 customers.
If you'd prefer a restaurant that is popular among locals, try Max Stark. This restaurant serves food that features the flavors of Germany and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars given by 2,193 customers.
You’ll then say farewell to Germany and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of your unforgettable weekend getaway in Germany!