The Hohenzollernbrücke is probably the most central climbing spot with the best view in a big German city. You can climb the basement of the bridge directly at the Rhine with a view on the famous Cologne cathedral.

Of course, climbing the 70 routes itself isn’t too exciting as only top-rope is possible. But the location is worth it. Difficulties range from 6 to 7 UIAA most of the time. Don’t forget to bring a long sling so you can install the top-rope. There are some access issues and rules, details can be found on the webpage of the DAV.

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After the session, you can get beers at the Hyatt hotel right next to the spot and enjoy the boulevard.

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