Hotel Orangerie am Speeschen Palais
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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 ...
... Kuchen (coffee and cake) in the café, and then went our separate ways to go the long journey home!
Overall the course was very useful – I was able to ask lots of questions and iron out lots of things that I was unsure about. I had fun with some new friends and also went to lots of new and interesting places, and even better it was mostly paid for us! A successful few days I think, and has given me lots of ideas for places I want to visit ...
Today is Friday!
It is one of those days where we barely did anything...but we did something. After a delicious breakfast, Jürgen took us out to his stalls to meet his horse and the ferrets that were recently born there. It was pouring rain, otherwise we would have taken the horse for a walk.
And because of the rain we decided to visit the aquarium in town instead of walk to find the Elvis Museum in the rain.
The aquarium contained a ...