Located on the Rhine River, the delightful city of Cologne, Germany, can trace its origins back to the Roman era. It has the largest and most famous church in Germany (and that's quite a statement).
Apart from its sights, the best reason to visit Cologne is to experience its friendly atmosphere—it's one of the most fun-loving cities in Europe. Much of the activity centers around pubs, where people gather to drink Kolsch, the local beer, which is served in small glasses.
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