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Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

1. Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

Awaiting the visitors is a walk-in tropical house, natural history information on cocoa, exhibits from the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America, an important porcelain and silver collection from the Baroque period, as well as numerous old machines from the time of industrialisation. In a glass chocolate factory and in the chocolate atelier, visitors can experience how chocolate products are made industrially, but also individually by hand. And: there is a 3-meter-high chocolate fountain in which 200 kg of delicious chocolate constantly bubble up for tasting. Tasting is expressly encouraged!

Dortmund: German Football Museum

2. Dortmund: German Football Museum

In this modern exhibition with around 1,600 exhibits, embark on a fascinating journey into the past and experience football history in all its facets and with all your senses. Meet the world champions of 2014 in the 3D cinema, and become a commentator yourself in the reporter's cabin. On the small playing field in the multifunctional arena, the little ones can prove that they can kick a ball just like the adults. The spectacular scenography will unite fans and referees, amateurs and professionals and women's and men's football. Discover an interactive world of adventure for young and old alike at the German Football Museum.

DüsseldorfCard: Discount Tourist Card

3. DüsseldorfCard: Discount Tourist Card

Create your own itinerary in Düsseldorf with an affordable city card offering discounts of up to 100% at a host of participating museums and attractions. Enjoy unlimited use of the city's trams and buses, along with all surcharge-free RE, RB and S-Bahn trains within zone A of Düsseldorf city center to get from site to site. Benefit from reduced-price entry to a host of exhibitions and avail of leisure facilities included for the duration of your DüsseldorfCard.

Legoland Discovery Center Oberhausen Ticket

4. Legoland Discovery Center Oberhausen Ticket

Oberhausen's most exciting indoor leisure attraction invites you to play and have fun, build and discover. With your admission ticket, you will experience a colorful and action-packed journey through Lego world, where your imagination and creativity knows no bounds. In Miniland, small explorers can marvel at the Ruhrgebiet in miniature form. Visit the 4D cinema, a world with many exciting surprises and fascinating special effects. At the Lego factory, anyone can make their own genuine Duplo stone and take it home as a souvenir. Also in the family attraction: the Lego Friends area, the Royal Adventure rides and the Merlin's Magic Student merry-go-round. On the 240-square-meter interactive pirate island, small explorers can go on a treasure hunt as pirates, conquering and capsizing ships. In the new City and Construction play area, huge skyscrapers meet cozy single-family houses and bring your dream city to life.

Cologne: Search for Historical Traces of the Romans

5. Cologne: Search for Historical Traces of the Romans

More than 2,000 years ago the Romans founded an early settlement in the area of Cologne’s city center, which received full city rights in the middle of the first century as well as a new name: Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium. The Romans built a city wall, a street network, a water supply, a sewage system, and established residential areas, businesses, temples and stately buildings. With these measures, the Romans created an urban infrastructure, which still influences Cologne's cityscape today. Even the main shopping streets align with those from 2,000 years ago. Depending on availability, you will explore the Ubiermonument and/or the excavation underneath the monastery church Groß Sankt Martin.

Bonn Regio WelcomeCard with Guidebook

6. Bonn Regio WelcomeCard with Guidebook

Discover Bonn and the surrounding area the affordable and easy way with the Bonn Regio WelcomeCard. Explore the city on your own, ride the public transport for free, get free admission to over 20 museums, and enjoy other discounts. Visit the following attractions and sights in Bonn and the surrounding area: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany: one exhibition free of charge Kunstmuseum Bonn: 50% discount on admission Haus der Geschichte (House of History): free admission Museum Koenig: 50% discount on admission Deutsches Museum: €4 discount on adult fee/€6 discount on family ticket LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn: €4 discount on adult fee/€6 discount on family ticket Max Ernst Museum: reduced ticket Adenauer-Haus: free admission Bonn Egyptian Museum: free admission Academic Art Museum: 10% discount on admission Arithmeum: free admission Arp Museum: 50% discount on admission August-Macke-Haus: reduced price ticket for €6 Beethoven-Haus: 10% discount on admission Beethoven Orchestra: welcome package with all tickets Bonner Kunstverein: free admission Burg Wissem: admission for €3.50 Bonn Women’s Museum: free admission Rheinbach Glass Museum: free admission Heimatmuseum Altwindeck: 20% discount on admission Brühl Castle: 50% discount on admission Drachenburg Castle: reduced admission Schumann House Music Library: free admission Siebengebirgsmuseum in Königswinter: 50% discount on admission Siegberg City Museum: free admission City Museum and Ernst Moritz Arndt House: 50% discount on admission Bonn city tour: reduced price ticket Drachenfels Railway: 20% discount Fragrance Museum in Cologne: up to 50% discount ITour: 1 euro discount Chocolate Museum in Cologne: reduced price ticket Spielbank Bad Neuenahr: reduced admission Sauna Park Siebengebirge: 10% discount Bonner Personen Schiffahrt (boat ride): 30% discount KD Köln Düsseldorfer (boat ride): 20% discount Personenschiffahrt Siebengebirge (boat ride): 20% discount Brauhaus Bönnsch: 1 Bönnsch for lunch Stattreisen Bonn Erleben (city tour): 25% discount Fischereimuseum Bergheim an der Sieg: free admission Willy-Brandt-Forum: 50% discount on admission Ahr thermal baths in Bad Neuenahr: 10% discount City-Marketing Bad Godesberg: reduced price ticket for embassy walking tour Der KölnShop: 15% discount on souvenirs Cologne Tourist Information guides: 15% discount Frau Holle Fashion Art Café: 1 cappuccino for breakfast Parkrestaurant Rheinaue: 1 glass of sparkling wine with a meal BonnInformation (tourist information center): free city map Römerkanal-Informationszentrum: free tote bag Bistro Clementine in the President Hotel Bonn: 1 glass of beer with a meal Eli's Deli Restaurant in the Landidyll Hotel Weidenbrück: 10% discount on meals JUFA Hotel Königswinter: 10% discount on restaurant bills “The Grill” Restaurant in the Hilton Hotel Bonn: 20% discount

Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour

7. Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour

Visit Cologne for a day and discover 2000 years of its history, from the Roman times through to the Middle Ages, to the bustling metropolis that exists today. This tour shows you some of the city's most ancient relics, its grand Gothic cathedral, and enduring icons of culture from across the centuries. Once you meet your group in central Frankfurt, take a ride across the countryside for your visit to Germany's fourth-largest city. A double-decker bus takes you to see the site of the Roman Praetorium and the famous Dionysus mosaic at the Romano-Germanic Museum, as well at the mighty city gates and fantastic churches that offer an insight into the former medieval city life. When you take some time out for lunch, walk through the city's central pedestrian areas to experience the lively and vibrant atmosphere that makes Cologne a hotspot of art, culture, and modern life. Take a look at the grand Cathedral of Cologne, which took more than 600 years to complete. In the afternoon, make a stop in the town of Limburg an der Lahn to see its beautiful old bridges and medieval houses before you return to Frankfurt.

Duisburg: Bungee Jumping

8. Duisburg: Bungee Jumping

Get out of your comfort zone with an exciting bungee jump in Duisburg with this attraction ticket. Jump knowing that your bungee belt and ankle cuff equipment is high-quality and maintained to high safety standards.  Register at the bungee jumping center and get set up with your equipment. Listen as your host talks you through the process in a soothing manner and checks to ensure your equipment is ready to go. Admire views of the entire industrial area and leap off the platform towards emerald green water. Fall through the air for 50 meters and feel the bounce of the cord. Return to the solid ground after your burst of adrenaline.

From Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Day Trip to Cologne

9. From Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Day Trip to Cologne

Start the day with pickup from your hotel in Amsterdam or another location of your choosing. Head out of the city towards Cologne, soaking up the array of different landscapes along the way. Arrive in Cologne and begin the adventure with a visit to the city’s popular Chocolate Museum. Afterwards, enjoy the freedom to see the sights and landmarks that interest you most. Highlights of the city include the stunning Cologne Cathedral and the impressive Ludwig Museum. At the end of an action-packed day, say your goodbyes to the city and begin the return journey to Amsterdam.

Cologne: Downtown Art Galleries Guided Walking Tour

10. Cologne: Downtown Art Galleries Guided Walking Tour

Visit 4 to 5 art galleries in downtown Cologne on this intimate art gallery walking tour with a personal guide. Explore exhibits full of creative inspiration, featuring paintings, sculptures, and more. Learn about the city and the galleries you visit. Get face to face with gallery owners and see the best of Cologne’s art scene with entry to multiple galleries all in one tour. Discover the heart of the art world, not in museums but in the best galleries. Immerse yourself in the most exciting, wild, and avant-garde scenes of the German metropolis. Look forward to immersive encounters with art that is everything but cliché. Apart from enthusiasm and curiosity, you don't need to bring anything else with you. The chosen art galleries are exclusively selected by the editorial staff at ART magazine each month and cover everything from paintings to sculptures.

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What people are saying about North Rhine-Westphalia

I highly recommend this journey through time. It was an incomparable experience for my mother and me and especially the culmination - the train ride - was spectacular. We really got immersed in the Cologne of 1926 and it was very nicely done. Try it out and also with children, it's just beautiful. It would have been nice if the journey could have lasted much longer.

Very nice experience, good organization. An interesting journey through time through Cologne from 1926. Very realistically designed.

Have been there several times, it's always a great experience, especially if you take visitors with you on the trip.

Great journey through time to old Cologne. Realized with all sorts of media or narratives.

No long queues, everything very clean and very nice. Also interesting for children