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    Walking time 

    Cologne has 8,577 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 268 days. And, when you need to get home there are 1,605 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Cologne.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Cologne has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Cologne has more than 283,057 street lamps, which use 14.2 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 16.6 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 4.1% of Cologne’s total area, 405 square kilometers. That means each of Cologne’s 1,069,200 residents has an average of 15.5 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Cologne want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 2,592 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 16 km long.


    More than 1,943 sights and monuments, and far more than 4,621 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Cologne. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Cologne offers more than 367 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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