Ars Vivendi

Lahnstrasse 30, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, 51105, Germany | 2 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by caylameinert


... beer hat (which you can see in pictures), became the most wanted accessory. My hat was stolen, played with, prodded, or pulled over my eyes more times than I could even count... For my lack of costume, I definitely made up for it with the hat.

The next morning we arose bright and early to celebrate the real festivities (the RosenMontag Parade). From what we read online and knew from parades in the US, we thought we would have to get to the prime location hours before ...

Rosenmontag at the Kölner Karneval!

A travel blog entry by beckygooch


Today was Rosenmontag - this is the day before Shrove Tuesday and a celebration of the end of the period before Lent for German Christians. The festival also stems from Roman times when it was customary that the servants and slaves played the role of masters for one day each year, and this is reflected in the mockery of local, national and international leaders and public figures during Karneval. The German name for Carnival Monday is Rosenmontag, which comes from the German ...

Up to the top of the tower

A travel blog entry by johnlucas


The elderly couple managed to climb 533 steps to the top of Cologne Cathedral this morning so despite the adverse comments yesterday we are not quite dead yet. A very tiring day spent wandering round Cologne, quite a nice city with lots of squares and car free zones. Most of the buildings are new on account of some work done by the British in 1944. After the cathedral and a huge German lunch of ham hock, a ...

Day 2

A travel blog entry by christie.orr

... working ! Yay so I was able to text Kim and get in touch with Michelle who has been set up to be my buddy at GSU. We arranged to meet in the afternoon at 4 for frozen yogurt. When I got back to the hotel after the shops my room had been cleaned and about an hour later my laundry was delivered to my room! All nice and clean and already folded and even the dresses and jeans pressed! I really need to pack up all my things since Im checking ...

Odor of Cologne

A travel blog entry by johnnybwalker


... called Mediocre Pun. First single: Boring Anecdote.

“Why do rock musicians take drugs? To deal with the **** music they make.” ~ Iggy Pop

We train to Dortmund, over the brimming Rhein, full to almost flooding, (but fortunately not, a big problem here lately) and the river bridge speckled with padlocks. The romantic european youth like to print their lovers initials on a padlock and throw the key into the river, to secure the affair.


This 2 star hotel, located in the Kalk area of Cologne, is near Chocolate Museum (Schokoladenmuseum), Claudius Therme, Kolner Philharmonie, and German Sports and Olympic Museum.
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