|Photograph: KölnTourismus GmbH / Axel Schulten|
The online travel portal TripAdvisor recently announced the winners of the Travellers’ Choice Award for attractions. In the landmarks category, Cologne Cathedral impressed travellers from all over the world and came in first on the list of attractions in Germany. It thus came in ahead of Neuschwanstein castle (2nd place), the German Bundestag (3rd place), the Brandenburg Gate (4th place) and the Holocaust Memorial (5th place).
The winners of the Travellers’ Choice Award for attractions 2013 were determined on the basis of the quality and quantity of travellers’ evaluations of attractions in each of the categories listed on the TripAdvisor website within a 12-month period. So far, travellers from around the world have posted a total of more than 2,000 (2,059) evaluations and almost 1,600 (1,566) photographs of Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on TripAdvisor.
Josef Sommer, Managing Director of the Cologne Tourist Board, is delighted by the continuing popularity of the Cologne landmark at TripAdvisor. “The first-place ranking and the many authentic travel reports from the world’s largest travel community once again underscore that Cologne Cathedral is perceived internationally as an outstanding and unique example of all the things that Germany has to offer tourists,” says Sommer.