Novum Hotel Leonet Cologne Altstadt
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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After Trier, we headed to Cologne to see the cathedral. Cologne is a big city and we had a heck of time finding the parking and then lugging our stuff into the hotel--a little stressful :). Once we got settled, we headed straight to the cathedral. It's a bit like the grand canyon in that you can't appreciate just how big it is until you experience in person. I couldn't get far enough back to get the ...
I had a really good sleep and felt refreshed after the rather tiring first day. I had a shower (hotel showers are just amazing) then went down for breakfast, there was a great selection of food that was a help yourself buffet ranging from a full cooked breakfast to a lighter continental choice or both if you were very hungry, I opted for a cooked breakfast, very similar to a full English but the bacon was cut really thinly, almost see through, the sausages were small ...
... during my journey did speak English very well but I did notice the further out you go from the city the less English people speak, on my visit to Kaiserworth I went to a local bakery to have some lunch and it was a quite difficult to make my order understood, by using hand gestures and pointing at products on display I got what I wanted and a nice smile from the lady serving.
Time to turn in now and recharge my batteries.
Looking at the guide book we decided on the Cathedral, the German Roman museum, surely there would not be much stuff? And lo, there was a botanic garden, great, Charlie muttered something but I did not hear!
The cathedral is just enormous but for most of it's life it was about a third of the size, the east part was built in 1328 and then bits were added over the centuries but it was not completed to it's present size until 1864, as Charlie said ...
... as much cheap alcohol as possible. By the time the ship actually cast off, far more than half of the party animals on board were already drunk. Good thing this was a six-hour cruise. As the beer, champagne, and tequila kept flowing and the house music that is inescapable in Germany grew louder, two things became evident: Germans love to dance and three bathrooms for five-hundred people is not even close to adequate. Acting as a pioneer of sorts, the first time Ally had to pee and ...