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... br> According to our information, Koln was approx 95% destroyed diluting WWII. So most of the city has been built or rebuilt since 1945. However, it seems the church was not among the casualties.
Then we jumped on a boat for a river cruise along the Rhine. It was only about 45 minutes and it brought us up river to another part of Koln. During the little cruise we had some kaffee and kuchen.
We de-boated and wandered around the part of Koln where ...
... rate. The Theodor Heuss Bridge took up most of my free time, this bridge was constructed over four years finishing in 1957 and it seemed it had residence from day one. Under the bridge I saw a flourishing population of finches and pigeon taken refuge from the circling white tail eagle above, something I learnt later while on the tour. Eventually my exploration time was interrupted by the alarm on my watch telling me I had to stand heading south toward ...
... descents down the Rhein. In total we paddled, I say paddled but a lot of the time we just went with the current, a total of eight kilometres in forty five minutes. Once on dry land I threw off the wet overalls and collected the stuff which was kept dry and safe during my trip down the Rhein, and bus ride back up.
At this point I was feeling slightly ...
The Cathedral is open from 6:00 in the morning until 7:30 in the evening allowing what you would think ample time to absorb the might of the tower, but in the end you can never truly grasp the scale of a building which displays the highest church spires in the world. During this tour I could imagine many children wondering and being separated from the group so during a school tour I would be very careful not to be entranced by the Cathedral and keep an ...
... is how we ended up in Cologne-Bonn.
We arrived in Cologne on April 30th and checked into our luxurious hotel, the Kunibert Der Fiese around mid-afternoon. I use the term luxurious quite facetiously as our room was little more than a bed surrounded by four walls. We found it quite amusing that upon checking in, the manager gave us two keys and our choice of rooms. Choosing between two college-style dorm rooms can be quite difficult but we eventually decided on the one with a ...
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