Guennewig Hotel Esplanade
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... rods that are hung to indicate how long the current Archbishop has been sitting.
After the Cathedral, it was getting dark and still blowing snow, so we stopped in Starbucks for a warm drink and snack before heading around the other side of the Cathedral to the “Weihnachtsmarkt am Kolner Dom” the Christmas market. We wandered to the centre where there was a 12-piece band (mostly wind instruments) playing Christmas songs. The announcer ...
... later this day we are able to wander back through several areas by using it's tower as our landmark..
Inside the cathedral is amazing..the height of it's ceiling is amazing.. the organ pipes up so high would create such a presence. The stain glass windows are brilliant.. so many different designs telling their own part of history.
A brisk walk through the surrounding Cathedral xmas markets and we head up ...
... of sausages. But worryingly how there was no sign of Nürnberger Lebkuchen, the traditional Christmas gingerbreads.
I first met Michaela in Berlin at the World Cup six years ago and I’ve stayed in touch with here ever since, despite her being a Manchester United fan. She now lives and works in Düsseldorf so it was a no-brainer to see her on this visit. Michaela assisted in my increasingly fraught search for gingerbread across the ...
... and rolls.
As anyone who has been to Europe wouldl know, the bakeries here are absolutely magnificant. They are also out of the question for Del, so lots of willpower is essential. One of the positives is that chocolate is generally okay - yeah! So is the old European staple- Nutella - but not on a crepe or a waffle!
Seriously, the upside is that Del will feel heaps better and there is ...
... of up to 30 minutes...that we are aware of.. special tourism maps and mini trains to make sure nothing is missed.
The sights are nothing short of spectacular.. night fall increases the magic of it all
With satisfied tummies after all the tastings offered.. enough oohs and ah's for the day...and a mulled wine with souvenir mug to keep. it is time to re- charge for the next day of Cologne's Christmas ...