12 days in Frankfurt, Siegen & Cologne Itinerary

12 days in Frankfurt, Siegen & Cologne Itinerary

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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
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Siegen
— 4 nights
3
Cologne
— 4 nights

2
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Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Hardenburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche, see the interesting displays at Geldmuseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof, then explore the historical opulence of Holzhausenschlosschen, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Huhnermarkt.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip website.

Izmir, Turkey to Frankfurt is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Siegen.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, Schloss Schoenburg, Wernerkapelle, Burgruine Hardenburg, Ruine Königstein
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Burgruine Hardenburg ©
Burgruine Hardenburg
Burg Pfalzgrafenstein ©
Burg Pfalzgrafenstein
Wernerkapelle ©
Wernerkapelle

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Siegen

Siegen ©
Siegen is a city in Germany, in the south Westphalian part of North Rhine-Westphalia.It is located in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein in the Arnsberg region. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anbetungskirche and Autobahnkirche Siegerland. Get outdoors at Kroppacher Schweiz and Herbstlabyrinth Breitscheid. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siegen: Stoffelpark (in Enspel), Burgruine Windeck (in Windeck) and Kursaalgebaude (in Bad Ems). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikolaikirche, make a trip to Druidenstein, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche Lieberhausen, and buy something for everyone on your list at Sieg Carre.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Siegen vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Siegen takes 2 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, you will find days in Siegen are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Siegen

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Druidenstein, Stoffelpark, Burgruine Windeck, Kroppacher Schweiz, Kirche Lieberhausen
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Nikolaikirche ©
Nikolaikirche
Autobahnkirche Siegerland ©
Autobahnkirche Siegerland
Anbetungskirche ©
Anbetungskirche

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Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilika St. Aposteln and St. Maria im Kapitol. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maria Laach Abbey and LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall. Get out of town with these interesting Cologne side-trips: Burg Vischering (in Ludinghausen), Schloss Nordkirchen (in Nordkirchen) and Koblenz (Gorresplatz & Vier Turme). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cologne Central Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minoritenkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Antoniterkirche, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Paffendorf.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cologne journey maker.

Traveling by car from Siegen to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Siegen in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cologne: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Koblenz, LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall, Burg Vischering, Maria Laach Abbey, City Wall and Fortifications Andernach
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St. Maria Himmelfahrt ©
St. Maria Himmelfahrt
Schloss Nordkirchen ©
Schloss Nordkirchen
Maria Laach Abbey ©
Maria Laach Abbey

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