Experiences guaranteed to make your heart beat faster
Your Meetropolis is full of experiences. Things worth knowing and seeing, things to enjoy, and adventures will provide the unforgettable environment for your convention. The idea of team building is the focus of Incentives. The experience components available for private pre- and post-convention tours are so varied that you will have to come back again and again.
A guided tour and a sightseeing tour will provide a chance to discover the city history, and in conjunction with a boat trip on the Rhine, a detective story tour or viewing underground excavations the tours also include the perfect element of adventure. A must in Cologne: climbing up Cologne Cathedral. The city's landmark is the second-highest cathedral in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage sight and, with its six million visitors a year, Germany's most-visited place of interest.
Many other activities ensure enjoyment, fun and memories which visitors will take home with them: a vintage car rally provides an exciting ride in an elegant cult vehicle. Cooking events ranging from the culinary exquisite to the homely Meet & Grill by the Rhine will challenge your creativity. The stunt workshop will test your nerve. The crowning moment of the fireworks seminar is when you get to light the firework you have created yourself. Over 40 different pieces of sports equipment at the Fun Olympics ensure that participants are put through their paces. Football training sessions, dragon boat races, a Segway course, golf and much, much more are available in The Meetropolis.
The major local events which take place each year, such as the carnival, the biggest fun fair on the Rhine, the Cologne Lights fireworks and the Christmas markets with their magical atmosphere, also provide the perfect backdrop for your event.
The picturesque alleys in the old city locations and modern areas such as the MedienHafen and Rheinauhafen harbours with their attractive architecture and eating establishments will also tempt visitors to go sightseeing on their own initiative. Boulevards and shopping streets like the Königsallee in Düsseldorf - the most-visited luxury boulevard in Germany - and the Hohe Strasse, the oldest main street in Cologne, invite you to treat yourself to a shopping outing. You can then take a relaxing stroll on the promenades on the banks of the Rhine or in the green areas or parks and let the day draw to a close.
Over 66 museums, more than 200 art galleries, two opera houses, major concert halls such as the Philharmonie and Tonhalle, and the Capitol Theater, which stages internationally renowned musicals, plus numerous other theatres and stages make The Meetropolis a unique art and culture metropolis which you can experience yourself. If you wish, you can explore the varied restaurant and gastronomic scene. Restaurants offering all kinds of national cuisine and at prices to suit every budget, breweries, the "longest bar in the world", modern clubs, noble bars and student and trendy pubs offer night life which caters for every taste.