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We were in Cologne for a couple of days to experience the Christmas markets and bought a group KoelnCard to cover the three of us. It was very useful, removed the headache of having the cash handy for travelling on the U-bahn and trains and I think we probably covered the cost of the card in that alone. In addition, we had good discounts at those two essential Cologne visits, the Chocolate museum and the Fragrance museum! Well worth the investment!
I was only in town for a little over 24 hrs and to be honest, you don’t really need to take public transportation. Unless you plan on going away from city center. I did take the underground one time because I wanted to get somewhere quickly, but otherwise I walked to see the city and take pics, even in the light rain. Also you can’t use this to get a discount on the Museumcard.
We arrived around 20h00, half an hour early. We there heard our table was not available because someone else used our reservation under the same name. This is nearly impossible, since I have a very unusual name. Luckily the manager immediately assigned us to another table. We had a great waiter, good and friendly service and the food was, as usual, very good.
Value for money; the KolnCard period of validity commences from the first use on public transport not from purchase time therefore you get the full benefit from the card. Additionally there are good discounts on various attraction as river Rhine boat tours, cable car trip, restaurants etc. I have no hesitations in recommending the purchase of the KolnCard.
I bought this card mainly to take advantage to get into museums at a reduced price-unfortunately most museums were closed on Monday. So check before you purchase. Did get a little bit of discount for the Hop on /Hop off bus ride across town