CVJM Hotel (YMCA Hotel)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCVJM Hotel (YMCA Hotel) Düsseldorf
Very good and highly recommended, best place in our 3 city trip
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... our ship is docked so we walked a bit and were in the shopping/pedestrian district and we just meandered around for a few hours. I bought some shoes I wanted to buy before we left so that was nice. We had a little misty rain but nothing too bad. I had my hair in waves so that made it an afro - oh well - no one seemed to notice!! We ended up at the cathedral. It is just so amazing. We didn't go inside but ...
Beautiful morning as we left Andernach and cruised towards Cologne. The river traffic is noticeably heavier and bigger, with many more River Ships (barges), but the scenery along the river is beautiful.
We spent the morning in the lounge, reading, talking, relaxing. Of interest on the river were the remains of the Remagen Bridge which was destroyed by the Allies in WWII. The movie, The Bridge ...
... the city hall dating back to 1200 although it has been extended twice with different architectural style. It has been rebuilt after being extensively damaged by allied bombing in WWII. The highlight was the Cologne cathedral, which is the second tallest church in Germany, is a magnificent structure. It took 600 years to build, starting in 1260 and not finishing until 1880 (although there was a period of 200 years when no work was done because they ran out of money). Some ...
... many miles on the tram and underground, the lady on reception explained where to get on and off the tram and the timetable (every 20 mins) the station was only 5 mins walk from the hotel front door and a tram was waiting to depart when I got there.
I got off at the HBF, Dusseldorf's main station, it's a very busy station with thousands of people going about their business, many shops and cafes in the station and the place had a real buzz, it's the ...
... minutes before being told the train was being taken out of service and we had to get off and take the next train to Köln on another platform. Already I was envisioning missing my 19:10 flight and having to shell out €100+ to board a replacement one.
I got on this second train and commandeered a seat in first class (any port etc.). And so at 17:30, I was unexpectedly back in Köln, a year after my Christmas market visit here. Fifteen minutes later ...