Travel Blogs from Cologne
It was decided to take a day off from driving and use up some of out train pass that still has a few train trips on it. We originally purchased passes that provide us 10 days of train travel over a month long period. Our mathematical wizardry determined that we have some trips "in the bank". Anyway, we are off to Koln for the day.
The train left the Speyer Bahnhof at 8:02 so we were up early and a 10 minute relaxing stroll brought us to find our train to ...
... warmth from a coffee mug trying to preserve the liquid until I had another sauce of heat. Once that source arrived I was absolutely mesmerised by the individual stands of light that had broken past the clouds and horizon:
After an entire hour of relaxation, and constant epiphanies of how lucky, and fortunate I am to be able to travel as part of my job ...
... br> Ene, tene, mone, mei
Pastor, lone, bone, strei
Ene, fune, herke, berke,
Wer? Wie? Wo? Was?
the German version of the English eenie, meenie, miney, moe I found myself doing a river rafting tour down the Rhein. When I got to the even desk they fitted me out with a safety helmet, life vest, overalls, it was Winter, and paddle and then threw me into a group, off which only a few spoke English. After paddling for about ten ...
... over 80 stonemasons, glaziers, roofers and other specialists are constantly at work on the maintenance and restoration of the Cathedral building keeping it just as it was for tourist and locals to admire.
After a splendid day of cycling through natural beauty and countryside along the Rhine and then thrown back to 13th century with gothic ...
... we reminisced old times and discussed future plans, the wait staff at Peter's Brauhaus returned every ten minutes or so, not to ask if we wanted another pint, but to ask how many more we would like. It's really hard to say no to someone with a tray full of beer in one of Germany's most notable beer halls. Once we had finally finished a round before automatically receiving another, we proceeded on to a festive Irish Pub and to Cologne's historically insignificant Beer Museum (which ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMerian Hotel Cologne
Big room, great view from our balcony cheapest hotel we found during carnival. The whole hotel is smoker friendly, I don't smoke but I left coughing like I do. Very generous breakfast spread, and friendly staff. Crazy close to the train station, and easy to find wondering drunk back during carnival.
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