Novum Hotel Ahl Meerkatzen Cologne Altstadt
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- Continental Breakfast
- Outdoor pool
- Non-smoking hotel
- Indoor pool
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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... that the owners are taking a break after a busy time with October Fest, Wine Fests etc... and are likely on vacation in Spain (one of the Germans favourite vacation spots). Of course they will be back in time for the run-up to Christmas, another very busy time.
Following the lazy drive through to Huggie, it was time to go head-to-head with the Deutchers and their passion for autobahn speed as we needed to make it to just south of Bonn for the ...
FINALLY - feeling like my old self!! I thought I was losing it!! We had a nice dinner last night - it was the chef's farewell dinner...7 courses...luckily they are not into huge portions, but we thought the 5th course was the main course...the staff is so diverse and they all have their own story, and they want to tell their story, which is nice and a little to personal sometimes...I guess that is a fine ...
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 ...
... perfect and refreshing. Today was a chilled day mainly because it was raining but also as Patrick had organised to pick me up after work and take me out for dinner, a tour of Köln and a drive down the autobahn. He picked me up for dinner just as I was starting to get Hangry and so we decided to eat first, taking me to his favourite burger place (also very yummy). Also interesting fact - Germans eat burgers with a knife and fork - very proper also not so easy ...
... Woman. So it's fun to observe....for about 5 minutes! We quickly turned off the main drag to find the Eau de Cologne store, which we did without any problem. The building is old and pretty, and it has a Glockenspiel at the top, which we were lucky enough to hear and see just as we arrived. The scent of the historical perfume was very nice. When you enter, there is a spigot running with the perfume coming out instead of water! Pretty classy!
After that ...