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After Trier, we headed to Cologne to see the cathedral. Cologne is a big city and we had a heck of time finding the parking and then lugging our stuff into the hotel--a little stressful :). Once we got settled, we headed straight to the cathedral. It's a bit like the grand canyon in that you can't appreciate just how big it is until you experience in person. I couldn't get far enough back to get the ...
... nice weather as a good excuse to have an ice cream or two as there are lots of shops selling some delicious verities.
After lunch I walked up the river side towards the city centre, this area was very busy with people eating at the outdoor cafes or just relaxing and watching the boats pass by.
The river Rhine is a working river, there is a constant flow of barges and pleasure boats traveling up and down the river, the barges were enormous and ...
... my way onto the subway then onward to the hotel I had booked.
The hotel was a Courtyard by Marriott about 5 miles out of the city but was a nice easy journey. The hotel was very modern and seemed to be near to many modern buildings and big company offices, I was greeted by a concierge who directed me to the check in desk, the lady on reception was really nice and it was a very efficient check in and I was given all ...
... br> information on how chocolate is made and then an awesome gift shop filled with
It was pretty good First section was on chocolate, how it is
processed and turned into chocolate and definitions of different spices. Then
they has a hot green house where they grew tropical plants. There were lots.
Pretty impressive. Especially when it is cold and raining outside.
Moved into the next section where we saw all ...
... showed the Nazi rise and influence. The museum brought the horrors of the war to life. Next, like the Allies many years ago, I crossed the Rhine River in a triumphant fashion. There are many bridges that span over the river and I can see why Koln is referred to as the German outpost in the West. Many barges still trade on the river and there are so many trains that come through Koln! My next stop was this office building that has panorama views of the city. It only cost 2€! From ...