Mercure Hotel Koeln City Friesenstrasse
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... They were there for the funeral of the man who owned the major newspaper in Cologne and so the church was cordoned off. We could not get into the church.
so, we did what we had to, eat in a super elegant sweet bakery where we enjoyed dessert style cakes that were flooded with strawberries, cherries, etc., cream frosting, ......you get the picture.
Unknown to me, COLOGNE IS FAMOUS FOR COLOGNE, PERFUME AND AFTERSHAVE.
MOM FOUND TWO ...
... the portions were huge. Ordered like 3 portions and we were stuffed by the end of it. Visited the Köln Dom the next morning and that was the only attraction we ended up visiting because it was scorching & we just went shopping instead. The Dom was magnificent as usual but there was a service so we couldn't go walk around which ...
... houses and gardens reflect that. Even the fields are tidy. No fences as each paddock is defined by small water channels. The low lying nature of the land is very obvious with much of the land 60% is below sea level. Our hotel is a little out of the city. Peter feels that the city is not the best place to be as the tolerance to drugs and prostitution makes the streets less than Wonderful at night in particular. Probably so, we will see when we visit red light area. ...
This morning berthed at the side of the Rhine close to Cologne Cathedral. Had a look round it and then just wandered about the streets. Off to lunch now. While we are at lunch the boat is having to move to the other bank of the river. From there we are getting a city tour. Not much view through our porthole at our morning berth. Lol. Went on the city tour. Quite interesting. Didn't bother with more sightseeing ...
Just wanted to add Cologne to the map.
Although we didn't go into the town, we were lucky however where the ship was docked, our cabin was on the wharf side & straight across from us we had a view of the two steeples of the Church. It was a pity we couldn't explore the town.
The ship set off about 9.45pm for Nijmegan