You wil be picked up in a luxury Mercedes sedan or minivan with airconditioning by a professional driver. You’ll have approx. 4-5 hours to explore this great city with the beautiful Cologne Cathedral, the great museums and the impressive Rhine. You can choose which museums you like to see or which places you want to visit. For example the Cologne Cathedral or Ludwig Museum:
An international pilgrimage site, Cologne Cathedral has held the reliquary of the Three Kings since 1164. In 1248 work started on a new Gothic home for these precious remains, and it was inspired by the ethereal cathedrals of Northern France.Now a UNESCO site, Cologne Cathedral is the single most visited landmark in Germany and its 19th-century towers are still the second-tallest structures in the city.There’s a dizzying profusion of invaluable art to see inside, like stained glass windows from the 1500s, the 10th-century Gero-Kreuz crucifix and a black marble high altar from the 1300s carved with niches featuring images from the Coronation of the Virgin. But the gilded shrine of the Three Kings is what draws the crowds. This is a triple sarcophagus decorated with 12th-century reliefs of episodes from the life of Christ, prophets and apostles, all by Nicholas of Verdun.
Exhibiting art from after 1900, the Ludwig Museum was set up in the 1980s in the modern, purpose-built complex near the cathedral.The attraction came about during the 1970s after the Ludwigs, Peter and Irene, donated a multi-million-dollar collection of 20th-century art. Among the many Picassos and the extensive collection of Russian Avant-Garde pieces, there are iconic examples of Pop Art, like Warhol’s “Brillo Boxes” and “Maybe” by Roy Lichtenstein. This is all alongside the Sammlung Haubrich collection, which covers Expressionist art by Erich Heckel, Kirchner, August Macke and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff to name a few.
Your driver is standby during the day trip and after the 4-5 hours your driver will take you back to Amsterdam.