8 days in Bruhl, Cologne & Strasbourg Itinerary

8 days in Bruhl, Cologne & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Bruhl, Germany
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights

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Bruhl, Germany

Bruhl ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): walk around BORUSSIA-PARK, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then examine the collection at Max Ernst Museum des LVR.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruhl visit planner.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Bruhl is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Cologne.

Things to do in Bruhl

Spas · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

BORUSSIA-PARK, Spas
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BORUSSIA-PARK ©
BORUSSIA-PARK
Max Ernst Museum des LVR ©
Max Ernst Museum des LVR

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cologne Cathedral as well as Chocolate Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Romer and KolnTriangle. When in Cologne, make a side trip to see Main Tower in Frankfurt, approximately Frankfurt away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, don't miss a visit to Kolner Frauengeschichtsverein, get to know the resident critters at Koelner Zoo, and snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cologne online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bruhl to Cologne by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or ride a tram. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Frankfurt
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Koelner Zoo ©
Koelner Zoo

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
You've now added Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik) to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Place Stanislas (in Nancy) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan and stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Strasbourg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Parks · Events

Side Trips

Place Stanislas, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix ©
Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix

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