Hotel Restaurant Germania
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... as they all have domed tops from when the molten lava was trapped inside the hill rather than erupting. This volcanic range is dormant but not extinct. Up on the hills, which we accessed on a cog and tooth train, there was a magnificent view and also Drachenburg Castle. This could more accurately be called a "folly" than a castle. Stephen Sarter was born the youngest son of a Bonn innkeeper in 1833. Following his apprenticeship at a bank and several ...
... 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 ...
... century and became part of the first French Empire. During the Second World War Bonn was of strategic significance as it offered a defensive position on the Rhine to prevent invasion from the west. In 1945 Bonn was captured by the U.S. Army and following the Axis surrender was in British controlled territory until 1949 when it became the de facto capital of the newly formed People's Republic of Germany, although the capital de jure was Berlin, hence ...
... to be widened to fit cars or in one instance they just made a second tunnel next to it. We tried currywurst, a sausage with curry ketchup they are known for. Johanna had to study a lot since she is in the last few weeks before being done but I am so glad we got to spend what time we could with her. We watched Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn to prepare us for our visit to Rome and Johanna spent time in Florence as an Au pair so she told us all we had to see. Even though we don't ...
... and maize. I always like the demonstration sections.
From the gardens we were able to take a cable car over the Rhine back towards our hotel. The view of the city was very nice and people were swimming in the Rhine. The people at the thermal spa were blissfully unaware what an excellent view the cable car passengers were getting!
Tomorrow we are going to stay with our neighbours in Voorschoten, Netherlands and it will be great to see them.