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Germany

Stop 1 - Cologne


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We arrived in Cologne at 9:30 Tuesday morning and headed to our AirBnB. Our host was a nice lady called Barbara. She was very friendly and enthusiastically showed us around her cosy apartment despite thinking we were arriving at 9:30pm due to a miscommunication somewhere along the line.. We napped a bit (as trying to sleep upright on the bus had not exactly been a total success) and then went out to see the sights. The next two days were spent looking at and climbing the cathedral, visiting Museum Ludwig (a modern art gallery), wandering around the old town looking at churches and other nice buildings, learning about Cologne 4711 in a tiny museum above a shop, eating and drinking beer.

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Cologne cathedral is really very tall, 1500 metres to be exact. It's also quite beautiful, detailed and is built in an interesting way.

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We decided that we needed some exercise so climbed the very long spiral staircase up the tower. This is the view from (almost) the top.

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Cycling is such a big deal here that they have even built little pretend road systems with road signs and traffic lights where children can learn to ride and simultaneously have the best time of their lives.

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Cologne has a lot of pretty churches - there was basically a new one to look at every time you turned a corner when you were in the old town.

It also has lots of cheap and yummy beer called Kolsch. I made a terrible and wonky video of Mike holding some in a typical beerhouse :D

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Posted by Chloemillen92 04:34 Archived in Germany Tagged germany cologne Comments (0)

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