Merkenicherstr. 173, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, 50735, Germany | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by caylameinert


... beer hat (which you can see in pictures), became the most wanted accessory. My hat was stolen, played with, prodded, or pulled over my eyes more times than I could even count... For my lack of costume, I definitely made up for it with the hat.

The next morning we arose bright and early to celebrate the real festivities (the RosenMontag Parade). From what we read online and knew from parades in the US, we thought we would have to get to the prime location hours before ...

Rosenmontag at the Kölner Karneval!

A travel blog entry by beckygooch


... easily be hit in the head by falling objects!! The crowd calls out 'Kamelle!' (sweets!) and the participants all throw in their direction. The participants will also give a flower to a member of the crowd in exchange for a kiss on both cheeks! We had had no idea that there would be so much thrown at us, but eventually one of the participants threw a bag at us and we were able to collect some of our chocolate and sweets! We all wanted to get as many flowers as possible, so ...

Up to the top of the tower

A travel blog entry by johnlucas


... meat about the size of a rugby ball, we struggled round the main art gallery which has a fine collection of Picasso's and Wahol paintings but I am afraid we lowered the tone by doing a Harry Worth with one of the exhibits. If you don't know who Harry Worth is ask you dad (or look at http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nIPihrhzr- U) I will add the picture of this exploit tomorrow. Tonight we are on the sleeper to ...

Euro travels

A travel blog entry by johnnym


... they've been told they're a bit young, though perhaps someone was in a rush and couldn't get the word annoying out in time. A French group joined there, creating the sense of being elsewhere, finally. I've an hour to wait at Bruxelles, and another at Cologne; reading time, I think, given the weight of my stuff. A 'tourist' baguette-ham and trimmings-was surprisingly good at Brussels, and I settled back to read about cycling. When in Belgium. After sitting in a slightly ...

A German Easter

A travel blog entry by janetkerrigan


... German pub. Brad had a bratwurst and I had the traditional Christmas meal, Sauerbraten (meat with gravy and dumplings).

On the Saturday of Easter weekend it is tradition to go to a late evening church service. Brad and I joined for the first half, a joint Protestant and Catholic service. It started with a bonfire in the parking lot of the church. We then moved into the Protestant church where we did some singing and heard some versus from ...


This hotel, located in the Nippes area of Cologne, is near Cologne Cathedral (Dom), Museum Ludwig, Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), and Claudius Therme.
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