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Preparing your trip to Leverkusen: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. The nearest airport is Köln Bonn Airport, a large airport that receives international flights every day. By electric train, one can get from the airport directly to Leverkusen.
2. For active tourists who're planning to visit neighboring towns, it would be convenient to use the services of Flixbus buses. Buses depart from Leverkusen Mitte Station to many German cities, as well as to Brussels, Amsterdam, and Luxembourg.
3. Some local churches and cathedrals are recommended even to those who are not really interested in religious attractions. They often hold exhibitions and classical music concerts.
4. Leverkusen is considered a pretty attractive city for shopping. Here, in local malls and shops, one can buy upscale German goods at affordable prices.
5. Tourists traveling by private cars should bear in mind that many streets are pedestrian. It would be more convenient to explore the local sights on foot. Copyright
6. Leverkusen hotels are ideal for budget tourists wishing to get acquainted with the sights of Cologne. Local inns and hotels are much cheaper than in Cologne, while the cities are linked by regular transport.
7. Public transport tickets can be purchased at virtually all stops. You will find special vending machines, so be sure to stock up on small change.
In Leverkusen, travelers with children can take a walk in picturesque places and visit interesting sights. The ideal place for a summer walk would be the Japanischer Garten. This charming … Open
8. The city is famous for its natural beauties and attractions. The highest concentration of entertainment is available for tourists in the warm season.
9. Although Leverkusen is quite a large city, there are very few cheap restaurants and cafes here. The best option for tourists who want to save on food is going to local bars for lunch and dinner.
10. Football fans must visit some specialty shops located in the city. They sell interesting football paraphernalia depicting symbols of local clubs.
11. Those planning a trip for holidays should take into account that most facilities may be closed on such days. On weekends and holidays, most of the shops, entertainment centers, and even some restaurants do not work.
12. Fishing enthusiasts should keep in mind that only strictly defined spots are reserved for fishing on the banks of the Rhine. One can find out about their location and book your trip at local travel agencies.
13. Locals are big nature enthusiasts so exemplary cleanliness is maintained in all parks here. Garbage should be thrown only in specially equipped litter bins.
14. Most tourists visit the city during its traditional beer festival. It is also advisable to book a hotel well in advance to those who plan to visit Leverkusen on Christmas.
15. Leverkusen cannot be called a major tourist center, so even in the summer, its streets are never too noisy or crowded. Fans of quiet holiday destinations are free to plan a trip at any time of the year.
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What to visit being in Leverkusen - unique sights

Dom Cologne Cathedral

From the series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
A beautiful sculpture of the Milan Madonna is located in the cathedral. It is also considered an outstanding sculptural creation in the Gothic style. Many beautiful legends are associated with Cologne Cathedral. According to one of them, the devil helped the architect Gerhard make drawings of the unique facade. The architect's wife managed to outwit the devil and save her husband's soul from a terrible fate. Another legend says that the devil was so angry at the deception that he predicted the end of the world on the day when the cathedral will be completed. Perhaps this is why one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world was never completed. … Read further

Kolner Dom

From the series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
The well-known architect Gerhard has worked at the Domprojekt. As the legend tells, the devil helped him. This was the only way to explain the construction of such a grand architectural project. Every day, more than 20,000 people visit the Cologne Cathedral, which is to be graced by its magnificent interiors and the golden sarcophagus with its main sanctuary. The latter is a real masterpiece of jeweler art. For the decoration of the sarcophagus thousands of precious stones were used. In the cathedral there are also other sanctuaries - the Gerokreuz and the Milan Madonna, a unique statue from the 13th century. All those who are interested can climb up the Domgipfel and enjoy the panorama of Cologne, for which only 509 steps have to be overcome. … Read further

Kolner Rathaus

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
During the reconstruction of the basement there were found ruins of the ancient Roman buildings. Today all rebuilt elements of the historical buildings are open for everyone. Another peculiarity of the Kolner Rathaus is the musical instrument that makes wonderful melodies with the toll. It has appeared in the town hall in 1958. This construction has 45 bronze bells. A lot of people come to listen to the sound of them.  … Read further

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