Cologne Airport’s full name is Bonn airport that holds IATA Code as CGN. This is an international airport while Cologne is Germany‘s fourth largest city. The airport is also serving the former German capital, Bonn. The facility handled nearly 9.3 million passengers in 2012 and that makes Cologne as 7th largest airport in Germany while for cargo handling, it stands at 2nd position. As of early 2015, the airport connects to 115 destinations falling in 35 countries. The airport is situated in Porz district and its surroundings are all green that includes Wahner Heide nature reserve. Location of airport allows very convenient access to 15 kms away Cologne city centre located in the Cologne/Bonn Region. The airport operates 24/7 and is the hub for airlines like UPS Airlines, Germanwings and FedEx Express. On the other side the facility is hosting some space agencies like German Aerospace Center (DLR) and European Astronaut Centre (EAC), part of European Space Agency (ESA) as they give training to astronauts for exploring space.
Terminal 1 is old one is designed U-shaped building housing visitors deck, check-in facilities, restaurants and shopping area and there are star-shaped piers B and C having five aircraft stands on its roof. Joint security checking is also towards the central airside hall. Terminal 1 is mostly used by Germanwings airlines occupying mainly from the landside check-in facilities. For reliable transportation book Cologne airport taxi with us.
Terminal 2 is towards the north of Terminal 1. This has separate check-in facilities but a landside walkway connects both. The airside area of Terminal 2 has pier D that connects with Terminal 1.
One can reach railway station reaching basement level of Terminal 2 arrival hall. There are convenient connections from airport to Cologne city center by public transport, that more economical compared to taxis. It is easiest to take the S-Train (S-13) going to the city center and keep noting the stations where it stops, the list is available on various publications on the rail station.
The airport building has all famous banks with their public counters as well ATM Machines to serve the passengers. The online currency exchange displays by several banks are a great help for foreigners who want their currency exchanged.
Cologne is one of the famous cities in Germany for having a huge number of museum and galleries. There are lots of historic places and natural scenic beauty in Cologne. It is a city of endless charming natural scenes with famous cathedral. Cologne is the Germany’s 4th largest city and it’s mostly known in Germany for attractive places. Cologne has a area of 156.43 sq mi and population of 1,034,175. Cologne is like a living example of living with history and architecture. The places of Cologne attract the traveler from different parts of the world and give a memorable experience while roaming this place.
There are so many historical and natural places in Cologne also museums and galleries represents the image from past time. Some of them are described below.
• Kolner Dom:
The most attractive and historical place is Kolner Dom. It is a well known cathedral enriched with art and treasures from different times. Its construction work was started in 1248 and after facing so many difficulties it ends in 1880. It is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
• Museum Schnutgen:
Its situated in the east side of Neumarkt. It is having a huge collection of medieval religious art and sculpture. Exhibition on Romanesque Cacilienkirche happen in regular interval.
• Romisch-Germanisches Museum:
In Romisch-Germanisches Museum you can experience the original Roman mosaic. Artifacts and sculpture from roman time showed here. The extraordinary 3rd century mosaic and glass items. And tweezers, lamps, Jewelers items from Roman times are kept here.
This is a place where art, history, architecture and valuable religious items of Archdiocese of cologne are preserved. This museum is designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. Exhibitions are going regularly on early days Christianity to present. Here you can also see the 12th century carved ivory crucifix.
• Wallraf-Richhartz- Museum & Fondation Corboud:
This museum is having the valuable collection of paintings from 13th to 19th centuries. Its alos having a postmodern cube designed by OM Ungers. Canvases by monet and Cezanne are alos kept here.
A huge number of visitors come to Cologne to experience the historical places and natural beauty. It’s a nice place to visit with so many architectural value.