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- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
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There was entertainment in the bar. A violinist and a pianist and a MC...not sure why they needed a MC, maybe no English?? They were very good, I wish Sue Ball was here to tell us - because I know they were not symphony caliber but very good musicians, and this job gives them a chance to do what they love. Make a living? Not sure about that...although there are many, many tourists.
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 ...
... 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 ...
... taken outside a closed cafe...you will see from the picture why, apparently this lady was a famous burlesque dancer who could do incredible things with those tassels?!
We filled in some time in a tourist shop while we waited for the train and I purchased a deck of cards (that I'd been wanting). I guess I didn't think about the different language though...the Queen is a 'D' and the Jack is a 'B'. Maybe my anonymous editor can tell me what these stand for ...
... then had lunch so we could try the traditional German sausage. Unfortunately the waiter was extremely rude and arrogant so we left soon after. That night we had a trip to Schlossburg Castle in Cologne with a medieval dinner which was ...