Expensive – Building Cologne Cathedral today again would cost more than 10 billion Euro
Heavily romantic – many couples put padlocks on the Hohenzollernbrücke as a sign of their eternal love. All padlocks together weigh about 15 tons.
The Airport Köln/Bonn is the one of only few emergency landing spot for NASA space shuttles.
long-lasting – Building Cologne Cathedral took 623 years. Today it is the third largest cathedral in the world.
cheers – Kölsch is the city’s traditional beer: sweeter than usual beer and served in very small glasses, it contains the same percentage of alcohol as other beers.
special feelings – No other city in Germany loves and celebrates itself as much as Cologne does:
several songs about the city and their love to the city
the relationship of FC Köln and its fans is unique and very tight (Prinz Poldi)
The Catholic Church has bestowed upon Cologne the title of “holy city”. Only Rome and Constantinople (today Istanbul) possess this title as well.
Underneath the University of Cologne a 215 m long old mine tunnel including an mining lift exists.
Cologne was the first German city to introduce a waste collection system using closed containers.
bad luck – Cologne is the largest and most popular city of North Rhine-Westphalia (the state it is situated in) however it is not the capital. This may be one of several reasons for the ongoing and constant competition between Düsseldorf and Cologne, the two cities who hate each other.