Barrier-free experiences in Cologne & the Rhine-Erft County
For culture fans and nature lovers
Whether its exhibitions, cabaret or theatre – culture fans really get their money’s worth in Rhine-Erft County. And anyone who is interested in architecture should take the opportunity to visit two structures in the region: Cologne Cathedral, which is a Unesco World Heritage site, and the Augustusburg and its Falkenlust Palaces.
Rhine-Erft County is characterised by contrasts: The Rhine metropolis of Cologne with its landmark, Cologne Cathedral, is the most populated city in NRW. Here, visitors encounter Rhineland lust for life, art, culture and shopping miles. Anyone who prefers things a little quieter can explore the region around the Rhine and Erft by bicycle or on foot.
Fortresses, castles and mills
Rhine-Erft County is the region with the most moated castles in Germany. Visitors can explore more than 50 palaces, castles and manors – including the Unesco World Heritage site Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces in Brühl. The parks around the castles are often particularly impressive too. Many of them are part of the “Straße der Gartenkunst” (Garden Art Road) in NRW.
Museums in the region
Numerous museums ranging from ancient times to the modern age attract those interested in culture. One of the region’s famous sons is Max Ernst: The Max Ernst Museum des LVR is dedicated to the Dadaist and Surrealist born in Brühl. It shows an overview of his paintings, collages, graphics and sculptures. Anyone who is interested in ceramics will find lots of interesting information on the tradition of Bartmann jugs and unique contemporary ceramics at the Keramion centre for modern and historical ceramics in Frechen.
The offerings below are certified by “Reisen für Alle” (Travel for All) and offer tips for your holiday in Rhine-Erft County.
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