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Well after shopping and sightseeing in St. Goar we finally made it to Koln (Cologne) Confusing. Was hard to find our hotel but once we did we are here. Had to give up the car :( as we leave for England tomorrow, good Bye Mecedes Benz :( Good Bye Helmut as melody decided to call it.
Koln is busy busy busy and confusing to maneuver …
... 1 or the 7 and transfer at the Neumarkt stop. We looked around and couldn’t find the 1 or 7, followed the signs in a circle around Rudolfplatz, then realised they were trams and that the arrows were not saying how to get to the 1 or 7, but they were saying which direction the trams went in. When we finally bought a ticket and got on, it smelled of the wet dog a few seats away from us, body odour, cigarette smoke, and eventually like *****—not the ...
... the Rudolfplatz xmas markets.. every xmas market has it's own theme, in it's decor, foods etc.. all distinctively different so one never tires looking at more & more xmas , foods, sights etc.
Being "zero"!! degrees at 12 noon, and a light snow falling !!.. a visit into some of the surrounding department stores to warm up and thaw out is required. Good old Starbucks saves the day many times.. Brisk walking is the ...
... and we were held there for about 40 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 ...
... and rethinking of old habits.The first thing we did (after meeting with doctors and a dietician ) was to hit the internet to educate ourselves in the art of reading labels, in order to find out what could now be included in our meals. High teas (one of Del's favourite pastimes) seems to be out now as does her other favourite- the yum cha!
However, with an increased awareness of celiacs, there ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Engelbertz Cologne
A little hard to find and get to. But Rooms are clean and comfortable. NOT a fancy place but will do for a night or two.
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