CologneFederal Republic of Germany
Member of the LHC since 1994
Cologne, the oldest of the major German cities, began as the town of the Ubiis in 38 B.C. The city developed along the Rhine River at around the river's halfway point. Cologne is famous as a sightseeing destination and cultural center. The Cologne Cathedral is one of Europe's finest standing examples of Gothic style architecture and the most visited building in Germany.