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Travel Blogs from Cologne
... was full with Mercedes, BMWs, Audis from some distances away. I took some photos around the airfield for nostalgic purposes. The arena and curling rink at Baden appear to be operating as well. The former PMQ patch is a going concern. We had hoped to have lunch in Hugelsheim at either the Schwann or the Hirsch but both are temporarily closed. We had a great meal at the Grunner Baum across from the Schwann. We have been seeing a lot of such temporary closures. ...
... some soccer fans (singing in our pub before they moved on, having a great time) and then we moved down the street for lunch. Closer to the boat we found a great restaurant and we sat inside although I think the locals were staying outside - it was still a little cloudy and cool for us - we had a fabulous leek soup and potato roll with mushrooms and onions - just delicious. Now, we were ready to head to ...
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 ...
... how easy. If anyone says that to me again in the medium term I promise I will punch them in the face. In Eurail's defence that isn't exactly fair. It is very simple to use their website IF you organise everything before you leave the country where you live. Their system is designed such that things are mailed to you ahead of time, and you set off on your European Adventure with your pass all sorted out. Well, we had "left things to the last minute" and so this didn't work out for us as ...
... some of the sales about.We were beginning to get a bit hungry, so we were in search of a park to eat our little picnic lunch we'd brought along. Unfortunately since we hadn't done any research of the actual city area...we didn't realise the Rhine river was super close to us at that point (we thought we had to catch another train).... So we ended up eating our food beside the bus exchange haha trying to keep it away from the damn wasps lurking about!
After lunch we continued ...
Other places to stay in Cologne
Innenstadt, Cologne | 5 star hotelfrom $119
- Good service, but poor quality
- Just great, from start to finish...!
- Just Superb
Habsburgerring 9-13, Cologne | 4 star hotel
- Excellent Hotel and close to the Christmas markets
- Crowne Plaza, cologne - great hotel
- Great Hotel
Innenstadt, Cologne | 5 star hotelfrom $173
Innenstadt, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $122
- Excellent place
- Ultra modern 5* quality hotel
- Excellent Hotel, good value
Innenstadt, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $170
Innenstadt, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $123
- Tolles Erlebnis
- Liebe es , hier zu wohnen
- Love staying here
Altstadt-Nord, Cologne | 5 star hotelfrom $157
- Great value for money! One of the best hotels!
- Excellent service wonderful location.
- The best hotel I've been to, period.
Altstadt-Nord, Cologne | 5 star hotelfrom $151
- Excellent: Looking forward to returning!
- Perfect Hotel!
Innenstadt, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $128
- Nothing outstanding about this hotel
- Dorint congress cologne germany
- Excellent location and great service
Innenstadt, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $88
- Nice and quiet hotel
- Very comfortable hotel
Dadong istrict, Cologne | 5 star hotelfrom $43
- Very nice stay
- Good hotel, near the city
- Many errors
Innenstadt, Cologne | 5 star hotelfrom $158
- Well designed, but tiny rooms
- Fantastic location, great bed and super shower
Innenstadt, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $99
Porz, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $109
Mülheim, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $75
Innenstadt, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $87
Innenstadt, Cologne | 3 star hotelfrom $75
Lindenthal, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $74
Innenstadt, Cologne | 3 star hotelfrom $78
- Really impressed
- Fabulous! A real gem of a hotel.
- Great piano bar
Lindenthal, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $103
Altstadt-Nord, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- Great location and great view!!
- Great Location
- Nice hotel, good value
Mülheim, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $68
Innenstadt, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Ehrenfeld, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $92
Neustadt-Nord, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $74
Lindenthal, Cologne | 4 star hotelfrom $80