Cologne - Germany's Metropolis on the Rhine
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Köln, as it is called in German, is famous for the Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide) Cathedral and one of Europe’s oldest universities, as well as its vibrant contemporary art scene. Cologne is proud to have more than 30 museums and 100 galleries with world—class collections.
Cologne was heavily damaged in World War II. Allied bombings wiped out 90% of the city center, reducing its number of inhabitants from 800,000 to 40,000. Today, Cologne is again the fourth biggest city in Germany with over a million inhabitants and an interesting mix of restored historic buildings and modern post—war architecture.
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