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- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Room service
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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 Romans were fairly sophisticated in their infrastructure, for example, in 1995 when installing a new sewerage system the contractors discovered the remnants of a bricked sewer tunnel with ran for at least 130 metres towards the river. However there is no record of this facility being used within the last 1000 years. A section of the bricked sewer has been reconstructed above ground. Our tour included an archeological dig in the Jewish quarter with remains dating back ...
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Following the tour we could have bussed it back to the boat which was on the other side of the river, or go walk about in town and found out own way back.
As Tom and i had done the Olympic museums 8 months prior, we went to the chocolate museum, then for a local beer (Koelsch) and then walked back over the bridge to the boat for tea. Only photos i ended up taking were of Dom being lot up at night from the other side of the ...
... a well known expression talking about the many beautiful fragrances which originate in this city. Well, let me tell you, this is not so. The expression apparently originated with the habits of the city which was to wash down the inside of the houses every morning, including the latrines and toss them into the streets which would run down hill to the Rhine River. Well, one can imagine this au de (odour) coming from Cologne which was detested by a Frenchman residing here ...