Cologne is a nice place to visit for New Year's Day celebration. The city is vibrant and has a number of attractions which are worth a visit. Obviously, the Cologne Cathedral is the most famous. On the 31st, I did not go inside the cathedral because Mass was going on. However, the plaza around the cathedral was filled with people and very loud because of fireworks explosion. One thing that I really liked about the city is its Christmas market. It was well decorated without being too tacky, and I was able to encounter many delicious German Christmas food. It was definitely the highlight of the night, other than fireworks. The fireworks were a bit annoying because it was not properly organized by the city and so many immature people blew up their fireworks towards people on purpose. There was no 10 second countdown, so I almost missed it. Nevertheless, it was nice to see fireworks next to the river Rhine.