Derag Livinghotel Kanzler
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... cruise winds along the Rhine to its conclusion. We brought on a third captain today so we can keep going through this afternoon and right through the night, arriving in Amsterdam early morning. At 3:45 pm we passed Cologne and its magnificent cathedral. Cologne, or Koln as it is known in Germany, is Germany's fourth largest city with a population of just over a million. The Romans founded Cologne in 50 AD because of its position next to a natural harbour. ...
... Cathedrals is often the life work of a few generations within families.No doubt the construction of such would have been pivotal for much community, religious and political power struggles.
So what of Cologne? I haven't researched this in depth but I would imagine that the French feel to the place stems way back to the roots of the Frankish Empire. Happy to be corrected on that...did I mention how good Steve Smith is going? Fair dinkum he will do ...
... to the house in which Ludwig van Beethoven lived. Unfortunately, due to reconstruction works, most of the building was shrouded in scaffolding and tarpaulin so we couldn't see much. We slowly made our way back to the hotel as the dusk was beginning to fall. Both feeling tired we decided to eat in the hotel restaurant; Richard had a less than impressive Wagyu burger and I had local veal cheek which was quite nice. We went to bed ahead of a long drive the following ...
... so many like to cruise down it. They also introduced us to a local beer (have we mentioned Germany is a beer country) and grappa, a liquor derived from wine grapes that is good as an after dinner drink. The next day we got to meet Herbert and Beate's parents, Edith and Josef. It was wonderful to sit and talk with them and have Edith show us lots of old photos and souvenirs from their adventures to visit with family in the states. I got to see photos from the old Germany farmhouse ...
... the far flung corners of the world. Humbling really. Tomorrow is thanksgiving. Traditions and food and family feel worlds away. There are 9 Americans here and I may ask them to raise their glasses to the Pilgrims and Native Americans or I may just head to the chow hall, scoop sauerkraut and bratwurst on my plate and listen to discussions on whether or not MSF should occupy ...