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Cologne's a scenic city with plazas, shopping and nightlife and well worth a visit especially during its famous Carnival celebrations. The city looks back on changing fates always finding an outlet in going completely berserk during Carnival season. Nowadays 'Kölner Karneval' is an institution which attracts numerous tourists. There are rumours, though, that some of Colognes inhabitants actually flee the city for a short holiday.
The twin-spired structure of Cologne cathedral might just be the best known architectural sight in Germany and has shaped the city's appearance for centuries.
The 'Ring' - a giant semi-circle following the contours of ancient city walls - offers a good starting point for sightseeing and shopping. Numerous theatres, restaurants and bars - many of them serving beer from local breweries - invite to linger.
In the last decade Cologne has developed from a classical industrial city into the modern service centre. Today Cologne is associated primarily with the media, trade fairs and culture. Today, Cologne is Germany's leading media metropolis with one third of all German TV productions being produced there.