16 days in Cologne & Luxembourg Itinerary

16 days in Cologne & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Cologne, Germany
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Neptunbad, and then delve into the distant past at Praetorium. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Augustusburg, then examine the collection at Museum Schnutgen, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cologne day trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cologne is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cologne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Cologne Cathedral
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World heritage site
Schloss Augustusburg
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Praetorium
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at MNHM National Museum of Military History and Holy Ghost Citadel. Escape the urban bustle at Casemates du Bock and Petrusse Casemates. Venture out of the city with trips to Larochette Castle (in Larochette), Abbaye Saint-Maurice de Clervaux (in Clervaux) and Vianden (Trinitarian Church, Maison de Victor Hugo in Vianden, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint John the Baptist, explore the world behind art at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and stroll the grounds of Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City road trip site.

Drive from Cologne to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

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