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- Conference facilities
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Breakfast Available
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... that the owners are taking a break after a busy time with October Fest, Wine Fests etc... and are likely on vacation in Spain (one of the Germans favourite vacation spots). Of course they will be back in time for the run-up to Christmas, another very busy time.
Following the lazy drive through to Huggie, it was time to go head-to-head with the Deutchers and their passion for autobahn speed as we needed to make it to just south of Bonn for the ...
... the world.
There was entertainment in the bar. A violinist and a pianist and a MC...not sure why they needed a MC, maybe no English?? They were very good, I wish Sue Ball was here to tell us - because I know they were not symphony caliber but very good musicians, and this job gives them a chance to do what they love. Make a living? Not sure about that...although there are many, many tourists.
Early this morning, about 4.30, we sailed passed Frankfurt and onto Cologne, berthing at about 1pm. We opted for the city walking tour which was about 1.5 hour duration. We learnt about the history of Cologne, or Koln as it is called in Germany. With a population of 1 million, it's the 4th biggest city in Germany (behind Berlin, Hamberg, Munich). The Romans established a settlement at this location on the Rhine about 2000 years ago and it has has continuous settlement ever ...
... cafe outside the cathedral and enjoyed a chat while we gazed at it's splendour...and shared I think our first apple strudel (it was so good).
We were very fortunate to be inside the cathedral at midday, at the end of the morning mass and experienced the most melodious...wondrous even....sounds of the choir and clergyman. Even though I'm not exactly religious (funny I how I still think that...'not exactly'. I think I will go to my grave not being able to make ...
... mighty river until I boarded the train for Koblenz. The Cathedral seats the Archbishop and was founded in the first century AD. It was the Roman Capital of Germania. There is much information to indicate that it is considered the cultural capital of the Rhineland.During the war it had the daylights bombed out of it.
And remember........."Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." Gustave Flaubert