Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city aand is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than 10 million inhabitants. Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne is one of Europe's oldest and largest universities. Cologne is a major cultural centre of the Rhineland and has a vibrant arts scene. Cologne is home to more than 30 museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from local ancient Roman archeological sites to contemporary graphics and sculpture. The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a number of trade shows such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne, Gamescom and the Photokina.
Visitors crossing the Roncalliplatz to the “Brauhaus Früh” brewery and restaurant will find the Heinzelmännchenbrunnen. It’s hard to imagine a more typical Cologne landmark. The legend of the good pixies, who emerge at night to do the work of lazy people, has been affectionately passed on by Cologne natives from generation to generation for centuries.
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