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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