The 2000-year long history has had a strong influence on the cathedral city and made it what it is today - a vital and dynamicim metropolis with a unique atmosphere.
Cologne is one of the oldest large German cities and its name dates back to Roman times. The Romans founded the Ubii village on Rhine in 50 AD and named it "Colonia".
Even in e 21st century Cologne is still a favoured destination thanks to its central location. Today, as in Roman times, the city is one of the most important trafic hubs in Western Europe: all high-speed trains stop here and travellers can fly to more than 130 destinations around the world from Cologne-Bonn Airport.