Cologne is like a friendly German village, but on a larger scale. Spanning the River Rhine, it boasts a laid-back atmosphere and a thriving art scene that takes shape in dozens of museums and hundreds of galleries. Cologne Cathedral is one of Germany?s most famous landmarks ? and with a less-than-efficient building time of well over six-hundred years, it proves ... More>that good things are worth waiting for. Other notables: the city is Germany?s media capitol, gay capitol, and houses the country?s largest university ? the aptly named Cologne University.