The Ring, Cologne
Round the old town in Cologne runs a ring of streets on the line of the old town walls, recently replanned as a series of gardens and promenades. Of the old fortified town gates there remain the Eigelsteintor in the north, the Hahnentor in the west and the Severinstor in the south.
Transit: Tram: 6, (10), 15, (16).
St Severinus's Church
A little way north of the Severinstor in Cologne is the well-restored church of St Severinus (11th-15th C.), with an interesting Roman and Frankish burial ground.The parish is first mentioned in documents from 1028.
The Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum of Ethnography features the pre-Columbian cultures of America; Oceania and Africa.
Museum of East Asian Art
On the west side of the Cologne's central area, at Universitätsstrasse 100, is the Museum of East Asian Art, designed by the Japanese architect Kunio Mayekawa and opened in 1977. Only part of the collection, which covers Chinese, Korean and Japanese art, can be shown at any one time. Beautiful Japanese garden.
Botanic Garden and Zoo
North of the Theodor-Heuss-Ring and the Zoobrücke (Zoo Bridge) in Cologne are the Florapark, which was laid out by P. J. Lenné in 1862 and extended in 1914 to form the Botanic Garden, and the Zoo (with aquarium, terrarium and insectarium).
Map of Cologne Attractions