Cologne - Overview
Germany's fourth largest city, famous around the globe for its landmark World Heritage cathedral.
A city of exuberant merry-making at Carnival time, Kölsch beer and Eau de Cologne... oh, and that stunning cathedral too! This page tells you more...
Aug 29, 2005, 01:36
First FC Cologne
Only formed in 1948, but the very first winners of the Bundesliga and in the early sixties the shining example of how to run a professional football club. A yo-yo existence in recent years between the top flight and the second division of the Bundesliga. The history, the big games and Hennes the goat feature in this low-down on 1. FC Cologne.
Aug 19, 2005, 21:27
Rhein Energie Stadion
Unlike some of Germany's football venues, the Rhein-Energie Stadium in Cologne is a proper football ground, with no running track and steep stands crowding in close onto the pitch. Revamped in 2003, it's one of the country's top football stadia.
Aug 15, 2005, 12:01
City centre to stadium
The Rhein Energie Stadium is some way out of the city centre adjacent to the 'Cologne West' motorway intersection. If you're not driving, the best way to get there is therefore by public transport ... and this page gives you all the details you need.
Aug 15, 2005, 16:29
Three times German champions and four times cup winners ... all the details, plus pen pictures of some past big-name players and managers are provided on this page.
Aug 21, 2005, 11:58
Colgone - Sights
Cologne's two main tourist attractions are located right next to each other, a stone's throw from the Rhine and the main railway station. The cathedral and Römisch-Germanische Museum (Roman-Germanic Museum) are both in the heart of the old city, on a large pedestrianised plaza.
Aug 29, 2005, 11:28
Cologne by air
If you're flying into Cologne, the obvious airport to use is 'Cologne-Bonn' located to the south-east of the city, serving both Cologne and the former German capital of Bonn. For more information, and details of airlines flying into and out of the airport, check out this article.
Aug 16, 2005, 19:58
Cologne by rail
With direct rail links to 9 of the other 11 World Cup venues and being just a 5-hour train ride away from London, Cologne is well worth considering as a base if you plan to travel around by rail. More details and information on train times to other venues can be found on this page.
Aug 16, 2005, 16:31
Cologne by road
Just 40 miles from the Belgian border, Cologne could be a good first World Cup destination for you if you're taking your car to Germany via any of the French, Belgian or Dutch ports. Onward travel to some of the other venues will also involve only relatively short journeys.
Aug 15, 2005, 15:31
Cologne's fan park
Big screen viewing facilities will be provided within Cologne's pedestrianised inner city area, rather than in out-of-town parkland. The entire town centre will be staging one big football party.
Jan 10, 2006, 19:11