5 days in Monschau, Cologne & Dusseldorf Itinerary

5 days in Monschau, Cologne & Dusseldorf Itinerary

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Monschau
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Cologne
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Dusseldorf
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Monschau

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Monschau is a small resort town in the Eifel region of western Germany, located in the district Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia.GeographyThe town is located in the hills of the North Eifel, within the Hohes Venn – Eifel Nature Park in the narrow valley of the Rur river.The historic town center has many preserved half-timbered houses and narrow streets have remained nearly unchanged for 300 years, making the town a popular tourist attraction nowadays. On the 29th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Haus Troistorff.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Monschau journey planner.

Weesp, The Netherlands to Monschau is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cologne.

Things to do in Monschau

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Cologne

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maria Himmelfahrt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alt St. Alban, explore the ancient world of Praetorium, step into the grandiose world of Jagdschloss Falkenlust, then examine the collection at Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Klosterruine Heisterbach.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planning website.

You can drive from Monschau to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

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Cologne Cathedral
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Ruin
Praetorium
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Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dusseldorf trip planner.

Getting from Cologne to Dusseldorf by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Konigsallee
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Religious Site
St. Lambertus Church
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Dusseldorf-Oberkassel
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