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Cologne (also Köln) is Germany's fourth-largest city, and 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 ten million inhabitants. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany, having been founded by the Romans in the year 38 BC as Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium.

Cologne in The Guns of the South[]

Due to his trade routes through both Cologne and Amsterdam, it was imperative that Avram Goldfarb be fluent in both the German and Dutch languages.[1]

Cologne in The Man With the Iron Heart[]

After World War II, Cologne was in the British occupation zone of Germany.

Before World War II, Konrad Adenauer served as mayor of the city, until he was taken by the Nazis as a political prisoner. After the war, Adenauer was liberated, and made his home in Cologne for the few months before his tragic visit to Erlangen.

Cologne in "Not All Wolves"[]

Cologne had two churches, St. Martin's and Saint Cäcilien's; wizards had been burned in the square in front of the former in the past. In 1176, the city had a gated quarter for Jews. When the townsfolk learned that a werewolf was among them, many wanted to burn it in front of Saint Martin's.

Cologne in Worldwar[]

On 30-31 May 1942, the RAF launched Operation Millennium on the German city of Cologne. RAF pilot Ken Embry took part in this raid and took pleasure in it, getting personal revenge for the German raid on Coventry that killed his sister a year and a half before.


  1. The Guns of the South, pgs. 462-466.