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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking hotel
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... much dusting...One or two is best for me. After a long day of sightseeing in Cologne time to find the Cologne beer - which was not a problem at all - they have little pubs along the pedestrian area which runs about two blocks. Stopped at Papa Joe's...must be a kind of local hangout.. We found a window table onto the square so we could people watch. We saw two weddings...lots of tourists...a pug dog...a few ...
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 ...
Up and ready for breakfast at 8am. Lovely "German" breakfast again.... Great chatter among us all. Alfred is feeling much better or so he says, and we arrange to leave by 9am. Which we did.
The drive into Cologne was pretty good, the traffic not too bad. We arrived at the car park near the Dome and went to walk out the wrong way... thanks Heidi.. so we were turned around and had to go another way, around the corner I was looking for the signs for a lift or ...
... to see him portrayed as such after his death. The museum gift shop even sold a soft toy Beethoven doll with his characteristic wild hair. I didn't think they would be popular.
Did you know why men's perfume was also referred to as 'cologne'? Well, it's because Cologne was its city of origin. It was the 4711 perfumery in Cologne that created the first cologne, and this perfume house was still standing today, so I paid it a visit. It's a ...