Guennewig Hotel Esplanade
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... I look forward to taking him out in the States for something much more authentic whenever he is able to come by to visit me!
Seemingly just as soon as I arrived I found myself saying goodbye already and reversing my short walk to the tram platform, the train station and back down the Rhine river valley toward Switzerland to meet my family in Zurich. Another day of trams, trains and stations...just hopefully no more grumpy ticket agents!
... found our way to the cathedral (opposite the town hall).
It is a stunning building, with parts of it built as long ago as the 8th century, and some of the
interior is very much in the style of the churches in Ravenna (Italy) which were built in the 6th and 7th centuries. The interior could be quite dark, with not much in the way of windows ...
... and wouldn't move till the relics of St Apollarinus were moved to the church on the hill.
Anyway, back to Cologne Cathedral. There is evidence of a church at this site from the 4th C onwards. The current Cathedral was commenced in 1248 as the relics of the Three Magi drew the faithful in pilgrimmages from across Europe. Begun in 1248, for a variety of reasons, ...
... Belgium chip place.
We then walked around town again, checking out the different market and festival stalls.
It looked like it was starting to rain, so we headed back to the hostel.
We packed up and then hung out until dinner. Maggie wanted nachos for dinner again so we got it and made nachos. We hung out and then went to bed.
... for 'Tourist Drives'. You pay a toll and can drive the circuit for a lap. We got our ticket and waited for it to open with our little Pug lined up next to a heep of Porsches and other nice cars. It's a pretty awesome feeling driving through the toll gate and onto the track, unfortunately because the F1 race is on the wknd we couldn't drive the small section on the GP circuit. Our little Pug still has around 15000kms of Europe roadtrip to go ...