Park Inn by Radisson Koeln City West
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... the gift shop and they had everything cathedral!! We also found a shop we had gone in last time that had official German "stuff" and I found the candle merry-go-round thingy mother had...I wanted to get one for our family tradition. So, that was a souvenir found!! They had many of the smokers like Sylvia has...so cute. If I had a wall for knick knacks I would love to look at those treasures - our maybe ...
Beautiful morning as we left Andernach and cruised towards Cologne. The river traffic is noticeably heavier and bigger, with many more River Ships (barges), but the scenery along the river is beautiful.
We spent the morning in the lounge, reading, talking, relaxing. Of interest on the river were the remains of the Remagen Bridge which was destroyed by the Allies in WWII. The movie, The Bridge ...
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 ...
... their spare time learning to swim due to the amount of canals to fall into. Parents would be summoned to translate.
After a couple of hours of smooth motorways we drove over the border to Germany leaving the flat lands behind us, the only clues to the change of country was a very small sign and the motorway exits are now called ausfahrts, there also isn't a canal every few meters. We arrived at ...
... of the individual crypt was determined by either the importance of the bloke or how much money they had at the time as there was a distinct difference in the types and presentation. Nevertheless, quite impressive. The cathedral was mostly spared from the bombings with only a handful of bombs landing in the vicinity and the stained glass windows were spared destruction by some forward thinking 'cathedral bloke' who could see the inevitable destruction coming and had them ...