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Ringturm Ebertplatz | Photography by Marcel Wurm
Ringturm Ebertplatz. The Ringturm high-rise watches over Ebertplatz, Cologne’s most interesting spot for alternative, independent culture. If that’s not your thing, you can chill out in the park next to it and feed the ducks. | Photography by Marcel Wurm
Colonia high-rise | Photography by Marcel Wurm
Colonia high-rise. A good starting point for a stroll along the Rhine: hop on the tram (line 18) to the stop An der Schanz, cross over the interlaced pedestrian bridges to what used to be the highest residential building in Germany and then continue your walk down to the river. | Photography by Marcel Wurm
Uni-Center | Photography by Marcel Wurm
Uni-Center. Cologne’s best flea market can be found in the shadows of the Uni-Center residential towers. Vintage treasures and an excellent selection of records are sold here every Saturday on the adjoining car park. And it’s also a great meeting place for locals. | Photography by Marcel Wurm
Colonius | Photography by Marcel Wurm
Colonius. At the foot of the TV tower, you’ll find one of the nicest parks to chill out in. And on sunny Sundays in the summer it’s worth taking a little portable radio with you to listen to Cologne’s smallest pirate radio station, the “Park Piraten” (Park Pirates). | Photography by Marcel Wurm
KölnTriangle | Photography by Marcel Wurm
KölnTriangle. Cologne’s most disputed high-rise building boasts the city’s best views. From its viewing platform, you can enjoy a sweeping panorama of both the right and left sides of the Rhine. | Photography by Marcel Wurm

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