#2. Cologne, Germany
Swimming, relaxing, sipping cocktails and enjoying the famous Rhine panorama – summer in Cologne its special. The Cologne people like to spend their free-time in the the green zone – just for relaxing and barbecue. Well over a quarter of the city is made up of green areas. Traditionally a visit to Cologne must include a boat trip on the Rhine. Boat trips along the Rhine take in the view of Cologne’s Old Town and travel south to Rodenkirchen or Porz or north to Mulheim. Spend an evening or afternoon in one of Cologne’s numerous beer gardens.