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Very modern

A lot of modern buildings (especially those in the area I live it seems!) are hideous and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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A touch of modern in historic Cologne

The modern concrete and glass buildings on the banks of the river offer a striking contrast to the... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Brueckenstr. 17, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best views of these masterpiece buildings are from a boat ride on the Rhine. A must see and photograph on your Cologne bucket list.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across these gems due to my GF obsession with sunsets. She found a photo of the Crane houses from a different angle than everyone’s normal pictures so we set out on an adventure to imitate the photo. Let’s just say we missed sunset...More

Thank CallmeMaxine
Reviewed 2 September 2018

From my point of view, this “harbour style” area is one of the rare examples, when modern architecture is perfectly integrated in to the old one. And it is located only 20-25 minutes away from the main railway station (by foot & along the Rhine...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

A lot of modern buildings (especially those in the area I live it seems!) are hideous and distasteful. Cologne seem to have sorted this issue perfectly. Their modern architecture is quite pleasant to look at and kept clean and well maintained.

Thank juliaandadam123
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The modern concrete and glass buildings on the banks of the river offer a striking contrast to the historic area in which they stand. The three identical buildings are shaped like dockyard cranes which used to stand in the area before it was redeveloped.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

you can see them from the outside. they destroy the nice view of the Rhein (river) and right next to them are older housed and the older chocolate museum...so it seem titally out of place.

Thank Ahnungs L
Reviewed 3 June 2018

.....and I loved it!! Saw it from the boat trip, then walked to see it close up . A stunning example of modern architecture.,

Thank harrye17
Reviewed 16 May 2018

I had a stroll along here after visiting the chocolate museum. There really wasn't much to see or anything going on other then to look at some of the buildings and old canes there. The large tall residential buildings not doubt give you a great...More

Thank pandamedic
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Three amazing 'crane' buildings stand along the river Rhine. An impressive sight to see from the river and the road.

Thank Em B
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Kranhauser Im Rheinauhafen is an absolutely stunning piece of architecture that you will find along the old dock area along the River Rhine. The three upside down L shaped buildings divide opinion,you will either love them or hate them,I personally think they are 3 amazing...More

1  Thank Neil K
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