Only In Cologne

A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects

ISBN-13: 978-3-9504218-5-9

Author: Duncan JD Smith

Publisher: The Urban Explorer

Edition: 3 (2020)

Specification: Paperback, 232 pages, 200 colour photos & two fold-out maps, 13.5 x 21cm

Prices: £ 16.95, € 19.90, US$ 22.95, CDN$ 32.95

Often overlooked by visitors, Cologne is a city waiting to be explored. Uncover ruins, relics, and all things Romanesque in this jewel on the Rhine.

A really wonderful book.

Dr. Klaus Hardering, Cologne Cathedral

• An illustrated guide to over 80 fascinating and unusual historical sights in Germany’s most historic city. Roman ruins and religious relics, forgotten fortresses and abandoned cemeteries, industrial remains and historic hotels.

• From Colonia Agrippinensis and Sancta Colonia to the Kingdom of Prussia and the Third Reich.

• Napoleon’s cemetery, a road beneath the Rhine, the city lighthouse, and where the Red Baron learned to fly.

• The bones of Saint Ursula, the inventor Konrad Adenauer, bad boy Martin Kippenberger, and the legend of Bishop Maternus.

• The ideal city guide for travellers who want to escape the crowds and go beyond the well-known paths, as well as for those inhabitants who perhaps thought they already knew their city.



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