The Ascot Hotel Cologne
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed
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... castle from the estate but didn't live there. It became an Adolph Hitler school for youths, was badly damaged during WWII, was a railway training school, then lay empty through the 60's and 70's. In the 1980's an eccentric purchased it for 500,000 German Marks, payable in 10 annual instalments, but it is doubtful if he ever paid it. He built some fake organ pipes to impress but he never lived there. Another thing that was fake were all the ...
... Cathedrals is often the life work of a few generations within families.No doubt the construction of such would have been pivotal for much community, religious and political power struggles.
So what of Cologne? I haven't researched this in depth but I would imagine that the French feel to the place stems way back to the roots of the Frankish Empire. Happy to be corrected on that...did I mention how good Steve Smith is going? Fair dinkum he will do ...
... century and became part of the first French Empire. During the Second World War Bonn was of strategic significance as it offered a defensive position on the Rhine to prevent invasion from the west. In 1945 Bonn was captured by the U.S. Army and following the Axis surrender was in British controlled territory until 1949 when it became the de facto capital of the newly formed People's Republic of Germany, although the capital de jure was Berlin, hence ...
... agrees that this nickname is well deserved (but she still likes Florence just a bit better).
We were fortunate to find a last minute hotel room right on the town square which meant that even though we only had one night to spend there we were able to really maximize our time seeing as much as possible. We wandered around for most of the afternoon taking in the well preserved/restored buildings and of course engaging in ...
... the city. The amazing thing is that Cologne was built on top of Roman Ruins. They are everywhere around the town and apparently there is a huge subterrainian network throughout the area. We decided instead to go to the Roman-Germanic Museum. This museum is literally built around one of the best finds in the City, a Mosaiac floor that was discovered in the middle of town while building a bomb shelter ...