12 days in Hagen & Cologne Itinerary

12 days in Hagen & Cologne Itinerary

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12 days in Hagen & Cologne Itinerary

Start: Hagen
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Hagen


Hagen ©
Hagen is the 41st-largest city in Germany. Explore Hagen's surroundings by going to Bali Therme (in Bad Oeynhausen), Muenster (Allwetterzoo Munster, Aasee, & more) and Bielefeld (Sparrenburg & Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Burg, see the interesting displays at German Mining Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at German Football Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hagen trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hagen. In February in Hagen, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Hagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muenster, Dortmund, Bochum, Bielefeld, Zoom Erlebniswelt
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German Football Museum ©
German Football Museum
Room Escape Games
Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen ©
Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen


Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Herz-Jesu-Kirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Martinus, then wander the streets of Konigsallee, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hagen to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cologne are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Aachen Cathedral, Kirche St. Martinus, Herz-Jesu-Kirche
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral