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... back in Cologne. It is nice to be feel normal, have energy, not want to take a nap every 30 minutes...so, we slept in a little and then headed to town for breakfast. We asked for an American breakfast (snobs?) and she sent us to a hotel about a block away. Actually it was a lot like the food on board but we had a hard boiled egg - and then it's fun to be in the big city. Luckily we are near the city ...
... tells the story. Europe has so much history.
We arrived in Cologne at noon, and after another delicious lunch we headed off on a tour of the city, which is dominated by the Cologne Cathedral. One word for the Cathedral - WOW!!! Us Catholics sure know how to spend the peasants money!!...:-)
We stopped at a local cafe & tried the local beer, Kolsch, which they traditionally ...
... the city hall dating back to 1200 although it has been extended twice with different architectural style. It has been rebuilt after being extensively damaged by allied bombing in WWII. The highlight was the Cologne cathedral, which is the second tallest church in Germany, is a magnificent structure. It took 600 years to build, starting in 1260 and not finishing until 1880 (although there was a period of 200 years when no work was done because they ran out of money). Some ...
... the arched ceiling. We were there when the bells tolled for the 5pm service. The doors were shut and tourists were left outside listening to the pealing of the bells. Not much else of interest other than the story of the invention of Eau de cologne and Farina. Returned to the ship at 6pm, dinner at 7 followed by some dancing to a local band till 10pm. The band was good, tight rhythm section and good balance, allowing the crooners voice to ...
... say this is the more well known of the two. Moving right along, we wandered around viewing some old buildings, but mostly new(er) ones because Cologne was pretty much flattened during WW2. The 'city' was first established by the Romans in about 50AD, so nearly 2000 years old. Pretty much none of the original stuff left, however as new buildings are constructed around the city, besides still commonly finding unexploded ordnance, many roman ruins are found and of course have to ...