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Cologne - a festive and friendly people


Cologne Cathedral

Discover many pictures of the city of Cologne including the cathedral and vaulted absolutely wonderful, rich stained glass, but the few old streets and the beautiful town hall (Rathaus). Cologne was heavily destroyed during the 2nd World War. If the city has lost its splendor, the people were able to give a soul to remarkable places. The Cologne Carnival is a unique and magical. Difficult words express the atmosphere of parades. They last about 5 hours, and almost all people are dressed up from youngest to oldest, the wearer normally is finally out standard. The following photos were taken at the Cologne Carnival 2013. The cold was biting, but the mild sky. I photographed during the Sunday parade was dedicated to school children and the grand parade Monday where nearly a million people take to the streets. You'll also find info and tips for preparing your trip to Cologne from when? that visit? Finally, a travelogue try to express emotions during those crazy days that précédèent entry into Lent. Good trip to Cologne.

Cologne is a city in western Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia. With around one million inhabitants in early 2014, Cologne is the largest city in the state, ahead of Düsseldorf and Dortmund, and the fourth largest city in Germany, behind Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. Crossed by the Rhine, its agglomeration of more than two million inhabitants constitutes the south of the metropolitan area Rhine-Ruhr, in the heart of the European megalopolis. The city is famous for its cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as for Cologne.

Founded by the Romans, who made it the capital of the province of Lower Germany, Cologne is the oldest of the major German cities, as evidenced by an important ancient heritage. Its favorable geographical location in the Rhine valley has made it a major crossroads in Europe since the Middle Ages. From the fourteenth century, as a Catholic tradition, Cologne became an important cultural center thanks to its university - now one of the oldest in the world. Archbishop, member of the Hanseatic League, she acquired the status of Free City of Empire in 1475. Annexed by France from 1801 to 1815, then under Prussian rule, Cologne is occupied after the First World War and is victim of 262 Allied bombing Between 1940 and 1945. After losing 95% of its population, the city is rebuilt and many buildings are restored identically. © Pictures of Emmanuel Buchot

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City of Cologne

City of Cologne

Tower of the Cathedral of Cologne

Tower of the Cathedral

German flag

German flag

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

Street of Cologne

Street of Cologne

Love imprisoned

Love imprisoned

German pub

German pub

Historic center of Cologne

Historic center of Cologne

Vault of the cathedral of Cologne

Vault of the cathedral

Chapel German

Chapel German

Fresco German

Fresco German

German Church

German Church

Rathaus of Cologne

Rathaus of Cologne

Carnival in Cologne

Carnival in Cologne

Japanese tourists in Cologne

Japanese tourists

German women

German women

woman disguised

woman disguised

Carnival hats

Carnival hats

Musician carnival

Musician carnival

Portrait of a German

Portrait of a German

Pirate Disguise

Pirate Disguise

German mom and son

German mom and son

Carnival of Venice

Carnival of Venice

Portrait of pirate

Portrait of pirate

German youth

German youth

Children's Parade in Cologne

Children's Parade

Rabbit costume

Rabbit costume

Child during the Cologne Carnival

Child

Carnival in Europe

Carnival in Europe

Traditional mask

Traditional mask

Blue wig

Blue wig

Disguise bird

Disguise bird

Balloon carnival

Balloon carnival

Carnival in germany

Carnival in germany

Handicapped girl

Handicapped girl

Eyes of a German woman

Eyes of a German

Great parade in Cologne

Great parade

German fanfare

German fanfare

Joy and smile

Joy and smile

Black and White

Black and White

German popular culture

German popular culture

Child pirate

Child pirate

Pirate eye

Pirate eye

Maritime History of Germany

Maritime History

Holidays in Cologne

Holidays in Cologne

Witch

Witch

Woman in carnival

Woman in carnival

Children in Germany

Children in Germany

Carnival costume

Carnival costume

Holidays in Germany

Holidays in Germany

British Royal Guard

British Royal Guard

Weekend in Germany

Weekend in Germany

Inhabitants of Germany

Inhabitants of Germany

Carnival parade

Carnival parade

Horses in Germany

Horses in Germany

Trumpet player

Trumpet player

German people

German people

Carnival music

Carnival music

Red wig

Red wig

Carnival colors

Carnival colors

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