In the Footsteps of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Between the 18th and 19th centuries, first under French rule and then as part of Prussia, Cologne was thrust from the Medieval Era into the modern age. It received a new constitution, restrictions to religion, commerce, and trade were repealed, and the city’s judicial system was revamped. Path-breaking inventions helped generate an enormous economic force that manifested in a wave of new industrial plants and a thriving construction market. One of the largest construction projects during the Prussian period was the completion of the Cathedral, in 1880.
If desired, this tour can include one or more of the following additional stops:
Museum of the City of Cologne