2 days in Cologne & Frankfurt Itinerary

2 days in Cologne & Frankfurt Itinerary

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2 days in Cologne & Frankfurt Itinerary

Start: Karlsruhe
Train:  2​h 15​min
1
Cologne
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Frankfurt
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 15​min
End: Karlsruhe

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

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Karlsruhe to Cologne is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Karlsruhe in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cologne, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

1
day
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Romer, then take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Romer ©
Romer
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

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