Located in the German federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne is the fourth populated city in Germany. The Rhine River defines the city, with Historic Cologne located on the west side. Much of the city was destroyed in WWII, so the city’s architecture is mainly modern. The impressive Cologne cathedral famously preserved. Our guide to running in Cologne features wonderful routes along the Rhine and several greenbelts.
The signature run in Cologne is along the paths of the Rhine, which extend for several km north and south from the center, on both sides and linked by numerous bridges. The Inner and Outer Green Belts are another highlight, with wonderful paths through linear parks. Our 8 km ‘runseeing’ tour features history and scenery all in one run!
Cologne is a fairly compact city. Transit is excellent, consisting of light rail and buses.