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City of Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Cologne (German: Köln) is Germany's fourth largest city and the largest cityin the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is one of the oldest cities inGermany, having been founded by the Romans in the year 38 BC.

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City of Cologne, Germany

Cologne lies onthe River Rhine and is regularly affected by flooding from the river and isconsidered the most flood-prone European city. The University of Cologne is oneof Europe's oldest universities and the largest in Germany. Cologne'sInternational airport is Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN). The airport is shared withthe neighbouring city of Bonn.

The city's famous landmark and unofficial symbol is the Köln Cathedral, aGothic church, started in 1248, and completed in 1880. It is the seat of theCatholic Archbishop of Cologne. Cologne also has twelve Romanesque Churches,illustrating examples of medieval sacral architecture. The roots of some of thechurches date back as far as Roman times, and all the churches, with theexception of St. Maria Lyskirchen, were very badly damaged during World War II.Reconstruction was only finished in the 1990s. Other tourist attractions in thecity are the Farina Fragrance museum (the birthplace of Eau de Cologne) and theChocolate museum officially called Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum.

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