fireworks 31st of December

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By Traveller December 3, 2019
Cologne

fireworks 31st of December

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By Oksana Traveller December 3, 2019

Hi Members!
Asking about local knowledge here: I am coming to Cologne for the first time to spend new year Eve and new year in the city. Would love to see the fireworks from some high building. All the bars I have checked are selling access tickets for over a 150 euro per person. I wonder is there any alternative - safe and cheap/free spot to watch fireworks in the city from the height (tall buildings)?
Idea to join the crowds besides Rhein river is frightening me: as well as I understand people are just shooting fireworks themselves and this might be dangerous? Any safe and nice place which is not super expensive, perhaps? Thanks

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Hey Oksana, don't worry about paying lots of money to be on a overprizes party. Just go to the river and you will see aaaaall the fireworks for free. I can recommend you the spot next to the chocolate museum. You don't have to worry about people. Just stay away from big crows and teenagers. (Don't go Pollerwiesen.) All locals go to the Rhein. Make sure to dress warmly and get there around 11. You will have a lot of fun and see all the fireworks (both sides and many bridges) :) Have a lot of fun!!
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Local December 3, 2019
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Thank you so much Lena! :)
Hello!
we have some tall buildings in Cologne. The most beautiful view of the fireworks, however, is from the right side of the Rhine with Bick to the cathedral. However, it is very full there. Have fun in Cologne (Kölle Alaaf)
Local December 3, 2019
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If you look for free options the Bridges and along the river is fine , just avoid the big crowds and enjoy.
Local December 3, 2019
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