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... back in Cologne. It is nice to be feel normal, have energy, not want to take a nap every 30 minutes...so, we slept in a little and then headed to town for breakfast. We asked for an American breakfast (snobs?) and she sent us to a hotel about a block away. Actually it was a lot like the food on board but we had a hard boiled egg - and then it's fun to be in the big city. Luckily we are near the city ...
... tells the story. Europe has so much history.
We arrived in Cologne at noon, and after another delicious lunch we headed off on a tour of the city, which is dominated by the Cologne Cathedral. One word for the Cathedral - WOW!!! Us Catholics sure know how to spend the peasants money!!...:-)
We stopped at a local cafe & tried the local beer, Kolsch, which they traditionally ...
Early this morning, about 4.30, we sailed passed Frankfurt and onto Cologne, berthing at about 1pm. We opted for the city walking tour which was about 1.5 hour duration. We learnt about the history of Cologne, or Koln as it is called in Germany. With a population of 1 million, it's the 4th biggest city in Germany (behind Berlin, Hamberg, Munich). The Romans established a settlement at this location on the Rhine about 2000 years ago and it has has continuous settlement ever ...
This morning Erin and I went to a LGB train show. LGB is the German company that manufactured and promoted garden railroading all over the world. This LGB club had their own building and had events for kids (and big kids too) in addition to workshops and vendors...much like you'd find in the US.
Dusseldorf is the home ...
... and asking me questions. He asked me what my favourite building was in my country and I said my favourite tower is the CN Tower. He responded with a look of pure happiness and shock and said sshhheeeeeeeeeee's from Canada!
We also made an appearance during Cologne's Wine Week. This was an outside event with various wine vendors. It had a similar appearance to a German Christmas market, but on a smaller scale. I had a good laugh as I discovered just how ...