Hotel Restaurant Achteck
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... our ship is docked so we walked a bit and were in the shopping/pedestrian district and we just meandered around for a few hours. I bought some shoes I wanted to buy before we left so that was nice. We had a little misty rain but nothing too bad. I had my hair in waves so that made it an afro - oh well - no one seemed to notice!! We ended up at the cathedral. It is just so amazing. We didn't go inside but ...
Beautiful morning as we left Andernach and cruised towards Cologne. The river traffic is noticeably heavier and bigger, with many more River Ships (barges), but the scenery along the river is beautiful.
We spent the morning in the lounge, reading, talking, relaxing. Of interest on the river were the remains of the Remagen Bridge which was destroyed by the Allies in WWII. The movie, The Bridge ...
... will never be finished because of the magnitude of the maintenance task - in fact two sides had scaffolding up to support the ongoing maintenance program. It's front facade covers 750 sq metres and has 10,000 sq metres of lead light windows. It suffered 14 direct bomb hits during the war but was rebuilt. We declined the invitation the climb the 560 steps for what is reported as breathtaking views from the southern spire. I expect the climb up is more breathtaking than the ...
... looking. (Also bring a pair of sweatpants if it’s going to be quite cold).
Thermal undershirts in winter – thin, light and most importantly warm! Just need a couple max.
Stockings – for girls, even in summer. In winter bring an extra pair because you’ll use them a lot and they rip easily.
2 t-shirts/singlets – different colours/styles for variety.
If you have one pair of shoes that are comfy for ...
... souvenir here and there and shipped it if big. Smart huh.
Went down the road to the ended up being one Beer garden after another with a million and a half people. But had a nice dinner and walk through part of the town area we are in. Now shower and rest. So far these are the only photos I have been able to take of Koln.