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.