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Cologne Cable Car (Kolner Seilbahn)

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Address: Riehler Strasse 180, 50735 , Germany
Phone Number: +49 221 5474183

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A Great Way to Spend an Afternoon

Taking the Cologne Cable Car, (Kolner Seilbahn) is a great experience and well-worth the fee. There are great breath-taking views as it slowly travels up or down the hill towards... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Taking the Cologne Cable Car, (Kolner Seilbahn) is a great experience and well-worth the fee. There are great breath-taking views as it slowly travels up or down the hill towards the fortress.

Thank iowaaggie
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place offers a very good view of Cologne, especially the sunset from this place is perfect. But 3 minutes ride in one way costs 4,5 € for one person (both ways 6,5€), what is expensive for such a short ride.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

You will enjoy the view of the rhein and the dom view, but its very short, for 6 euros both ways worth the money

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

After walking through cologne for most of the day this was a welcomed way to rest our legs. we wanted to visit the botanical gardens and thought this the best way to get there. At €4.50 each one way it was the most expensive transport of our trip but the views we got over the city made up for that... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

To and fro hardly takes 8-10 mins. Entrance price is 6.50 euros both ways. At one side its zoo and on other side its only sauna bath. View is of course nice as you see river, cathedral and other things. But nothing outstanding.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This cable car was one of my to-do list inn Cologne. It was a bit crowded and have to wait about 15 mins. to get your tickets. It was a great view and I enjoy it. It takes about 7 mins. for one way. Overall, it was a nice experience and good place to take panoramic photos of the river.

Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The line is really long but the of the city you get from the cable car is more than worth it. Don't take the cable car in the summer as it is extremely hot inside it (we had 22 C outside but we sweat a lot inside). Watch out ;-) : the cable car passes over a big water "parks"... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Short trip accross the river, not bad view but whole trip takes about 5 min and for tgat i found it a bit expensive

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Preston, Lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The staff are very helpful and make sure you get the cheapest ticket for your group. The price is reasonable for a decent length journey. We got a round trip, getting off to enjoy some time in Rhein Park before heading back. You pass over a thermal spa which is partly naturist as you approach the Park!

Thank spanner74
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had only a few hours in Cologne and so decided to visit here. A quick hop on the S-Bahn and the cable car station is almost right next door to the S-Bahn stop. It wasn't too busy when we visited and the views were fantastic.

Thank Louise S

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