Should you visit Wernigerode or Cologne?
Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Wernigerode and Cologne can help you decide which place is right for you.
Dating back to the 10th century, Wernigerode is a charming medieval town in Central Germany. Nestled in the northern foothills of the Harz Mountains, it is best known for its fairytale castle overlooking the old village of timber-framed houses.
Spanning the Rhine River in western Germany, the city of Cologne dates back 2,000 years, once existing as the largest city of the Holy Roman Empire in medieval times. Today, it is the region's cultural hub - a center of museums, galleries, and towering Gothic cathedrals.
Which city is cheaper, Cologne or Wernigerode?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Wernigerode is €108, while the average daily cost in Cologne is €126. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Wernigerode and Cologne in more detail.
Wernigerode's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €118. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €59.
If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €70. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Cologne the cost is €140 on average.
While meal prices in Wernigerode can vary, the average travelers spends about €36 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Wernigerode should cost around €14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Wernigerode is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
In Cologne travelers spend around €40 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Wernigerode
Some typical examples of dining costs in Wernigerode are as follows:
Dinner for Two
Typical Food prices in Cologne
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Cologne:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cologne
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cologne.
Traveling Spoon French Quiche Private Online Cooking Class:
Private Gourmet Cooking Class in the Heart of Cologne:
Private Market Tour and Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking Class in the Heart of Cologne:
The cost of a taxi ride in Wernigerode is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €15 per person, per day, on local transportation in Wernigerode.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €15 per day to get around in Cologne.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cologne
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cologne:
Private Arrival Transfer from Cologne Airport to Cologne City:
Private Departure Transfer from Cologne City to Cologne Airport:
Private Airport Transfer: from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN):
Private Airport Transfer: Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Cologne:
Private Business Transfer from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Hotel in Cologne:
Private Business Transfer from Hotel in Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN):
Private Airport Transfer: Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bonn:
Private Cologne Airport - Cologne City Round-Trip Transfer:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Cologne Bonn Airport to Cologne City - One Way:
Round Trip Transfer Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Cologne City Center:
Arrival Private Transfer Cologne-Bonn Airport CGN to Cologne City - Business Car:
Departure Private Transfer Cologne-Bonn Airport CGN to Cologne by Business Car:
Is it cheaper to fly into Wernigerode or Cologne?
Prices for flights to both Cologne and Wernigerode change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.
Entertainment and activities in Wernigerode typically cost an average of €22 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €16 per person, per day in Cologne. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Tours and Activities in Cologne
Here are a few actual costs in Cologne for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
English guided tour (other languages offered):
1-hour Rhine River Panorama Cruise:
Panorama City Cruise Options:
Cologne Sightseeing round-trip Cruise:
Skip-the-Line Ticket to Chocolate Museum in Cologne:
Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Cologne:
Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise:
Cologne Like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Cologne All-inclusive Evening Cruise:
Cologne Walking tour of Old Town:
Private tour of the best of Cologne - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a local:
The average person spends about €17 on alcoholic beverages in Wernigerode per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Cologne may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €18 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Cologne
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Cologne:
Pub Crawl Cologne Including Admission Fee for Bars and Shots:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Wernigerode and Cologne, we can see that Cologne is more expensive. And not only is Wernigerode much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Wernigerode would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Wernigerode and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Cologne would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cologne than you might in Wernigerode.
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