Earlier this week I quickly visited Cologne for a travel project. I was hired to share some photos to the @YouthHotspotsGermany Instagram account, and I was able to take some time to research Cologne’s major tourist attractions. Sightseeing in Cologne was pretty much what I expected: there aren’t many sites, but wandering around the city lost provided plenty of opportunities to discover cool things to do.

From the travel planning I did before my trip (on Pinterest, naturally), I realized there really are only a handful of major tourist attractions. Besides the massive Cologne Cathedral, it seems one of the most recommended places to visit is the city’s Love Lock Bridge: Hohenzollernbrücke. The bridge is easily accessible and I was surprised to find as many love locks as there actually are. Must be millions of them.

I realize these kinds of things are pretty cheesy — but the hundreds of colors and the inscriptions and engravings made it more interesting than it may initially seem. Plus the bridge makes for some great photos.

Cologne Love Lock Bridge

Köln Liebe

Cologne Love Lock Bridge

Love Locks in Cologne

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