Hotel Zum Deutschen Eck
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... handcraft stalls, where goods are still produced in the traditional way. Lisa and I bought some hand-painted glass Christmas decorations from one of the booths. Many of the vendors were actually making the crafts at the booth, including the candy cane makers, who were rolling giant balls of sugar dough into candy canes. There were also booths of chocolate, cheese, and bratwurst.
After that, we walked down Hohe Strasse, the pedestrian shopping street. ...
Welcome to Cologne the receptionist said.. the forecast is for rain, snow and -1 degree...guess that is what German winters are about.
Rugged up we venture out of doors and find it suprisly crisp cool but not bitterly cold or unpleasant. Umbrellas are up, and we join the groups wandering around the Cologne Cathedral. Being a Monday it allows us the room and less crowds to view this gigantic church that towers above all ...
... mildly eye-opening, for instance did you know that Elvis evidently learnt karate from a taekwondo school? There are certificates to prove it.
The walk from Altstadt to the Rheinturm (Rhein Tower) along the banks of the Rhein would probably make for a pleasant stroll on a warm summers evening. Not so much at the start of December it isn’t though. The panoramic views atop the 240m high tower are predictably splendid. I could have stayed ...
... of information. One of the best things we have come across are some 'restaurant cards' which can be printed in lots of languages and given to waiters etc when dining out. We have these printed in German, French, Italian, Spanish and Maltese. So far, in Germany these are working for us - we have stayed at Holiday Inns and , when presented at breakfast they have gone out of their way to get gluton ...
... of up to 30 minutes...that we are aware of.. special tourism maps and mini trains to make sure nothing is missed.
The sights are nothing short of spectacular.. night fall increases the magic of it all
With satisfied tummies after all the tastings offered.. enough oohs and ah's for the day...and a mulled wine with souvenir mug to keep. it is time to re- charge for the next day of Cologne's Christmas ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed