In 1998 Cologne celebrated the 750th anniversary of the Cathedral of Cologne. The foundation stone was laid on 15 August 1248 and the cathedral constructed on top of an existing church in Romanesque style. The cathedral was only completed in 1880.

The official home page for the 750th anniversary is only in German.

Op Kölsch: Ming Kölsche Sick vun dr andere Sick!  

Official web site of the Stadt Köln (City of Cologne) Don't be put off by the German entry page. There are other pages in English. The site features information on economy, tourism and publications of the city council, etc.

Information on Cologne in English including a photo tour.

Museums of Cologne: Make sure you check out the Agfa Foto-Historama. Unfortunately all information on this site is in German only. But the pictures are nice! :-)

A list of current exhibition programmes of the Galleries and Museums of Cologne.

Every two years Köln hosts the international Photography fair Photokina.

Information on the Köln Marathon
Try also here.

For local news (in German) read Kölner Morgen, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger or the famous EXPRESS. Here you will also find the latest Bundesliga results.

The Westdeutscher Rundfunk (West-German Broadcasting Service) WDR have home pages for their most popular TV series, e.g. Lindenstrasse. (Sorry, don't know what they are up to. Haven't watched since early 1990!)

Also located in Köln is the Deutsche Welle, the German shortwave broadcasting service, now offering a TV service as well.

Several inflation notes issued by the City of Cologne are on display on my friend Richard's web site on Das Notgeld der Deutschen Inflation. Don't get fooled by the title of the web site; the language is English!



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Official web site of the Wellington city council. The site features information on economy, tourism and publications of the city council, etc.

Go for a virtual walk through Wellington along the waterfront, through the inner city and enjoy a ride on the cable car!

Te Papa Tongarewa - Museum of New Zealand, a modern facility of more than regional significance!

Wellington fotofest 1998
This event took place in Wellington for the first time from 31 July - 9 August 1998.

Visit the Wellington City Gallery.

A list of other Wellington and New Zealand Museums. CAUTION! This site refers to some wrong URLs and is not regularly updated, when corrections are requested.

The Inverlochy Art School.

The programme of the Wellington Film Society.

Wellington is the home to The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra,

the National Library of New Zealand,

and, being the Capital of New Zealand, of the New Zealand Government.

Since we are sitting on a major fault line, check for our latest Earthquakes.

Do walkimg with the Tararua Tramping Club.

For more information on visiting Wellington click on W4


New Zealand

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Everything you want to know about New Zealand you'll find at Akiko International.

Meet He Tangata Whenua - The People of the Land. On this Maori site you'll find information on culture and language as well as links to sites specialised on wood and bone carving, jade and other interesting topics.

Like going to the movies? Find out about the local film industry at the New Zealand Film Commission.

Wonder what the weather is like down-under? Look at a satellite image of the region.

Check our daily Newspapers

Information for tourists and events calendar at New Zealand Tourism Board.

Accomodation information can be found at the following sites:



Hotels, Lodges and Motels in New Zealand

Jason New Zealand Travel Channel

I personally also recommend the New Zealand Youth Hostel Association as low-cost, clean and safe accommodation.
Email: info@yha.org.nz
Website: http://www.yha.org.nz

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