Book Koln football tickets and discover Cologne, the most ancient city on the Rhine. Sightsee around the awe-inspiring cathedral and discover the fascinating traces of the old mediaeval centre; then shop and people-watch around the Ehrenstrasse, which shows Koln at its more quirky and independent. Most of all, leave time for a drink: there are more pubs per person here than anywhere in Germany. Try a pale, crisp Koelsch - literally, 'the Koln beer' - served in its distinctively tall, thin glass.
To see a totally different side of the city, visit just before Easter, when the centuries-old carnival takes over everything. Nothing rivals it for local pride, except when football matches in Koln see local rivals Dusseldorf play Cologne's home team, known as the "Geissboecke" - the Goats - or simply "FC".