Cologne’s very name bears witness to its Roman past as the town of Colonia. As well as the legacy from Roman times and the Middle Ages, particularly the world-famous cathedral, Cologne has an extremely lively arts and culture scene. And besides being Germany’s center of carnival activity and the “capital of Rhenish joie de vivre”, Cologne is also an extremely attractive trade fair center. Open, friendly and uncomplicated: that’s Cologne!
As well as landmark buildings such as the Wedding Tower, visitors to Darmstadt can enjoy the broad range of art and culture offered by this “Art Nouveau town”. The Mathildenhahe artists’ colony, founded by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig in 1899, is still a cultural focal point.