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Making a brief sojourn back into Germany, this time to see Cologne (or Koln as the Germans spell it). We had intended to visit Cologne a couple of years ago but never made it, so this year we're making the effort.
The first thing that strikes you about Cologne is that despite it being an ancient city (founded in approx 38BC), its …
... drink, feeding or errand. We got lunch at a nice Thai cafe, which only seemed appropriate since we originally met in Southeast Asia. Dusseldorf is a nice town, big enough to be cosmopolitan, yet small enough to be manageable, and has both modern amenities and old world charm. It also is fairly pretty at the ground level with the river running through it and thousands of trees everywhere.
After picking up Lucas from school we headed back home and visited some ...
... same church. The audio commentary that we had of the cathedral paintings talked about how the painters developed and adapted their style to the conditions by doing the same painting repeatedly.
After our visit there we had a spot of afternoon tea in the gallery cafe and then wandered around that part of Cologne a bit to find a U-Bahn to get us back to the hotel. During the process, we found a large tent built ...
Did our own self guided walking tour of the historic area. Past fountains, statues and majestic buildings, through ancient market squares, quirky streets, churches and the town hall, and into a brewery pub or two.
Came across the equestrian statue of the Prussian King, Friedrich Wilhelm III of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress fame.
... bigger. All the smart people had arrived much earlier and snagged themselves a table. Not too enthused about the food from the stalls, so headed into the closest pub for a delicious schnitzel instead.
The stall next to our bikes had freshly sugared almonds, so munched on those as we cycled home. We then had to drop the bikes off.....locked up and key into the key drop, before walking back to our hotel.