best tour guide so far (and best one on the cruise!) with her sense of humor and command of the English language. When she pointed out where Clinton and others ate at a glass table, she said they could see whether he brought Monica or not!
It was fun seeing and hearing about the statues of Tunnes and Schal. Tunnes is the shorter one and represents farmers. He is jovial and it is good luck to rub his nose. But if you put your left foot on his as well, you will have good luck and come back to Cologne. Schal is the tall skinny one with crossed eyes. He is from across the river and their nicknames are cross-eyes.
The statue for Schmidz-Saule monument also has a funny story in that the creator says it is made of stones from the Roman era and dedicated to the common name of Schmitz. It was placed at the same time as Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon in 1969 and is exactly 389994 km and 100m away from that place.
The statue of the person mooning was also placed by the author above and it is called a Kallendresser, which is someone who answers the call of nature in a drain!
Read all about all of the above at https://h2g2.com/entry/A87771531
loved the walk over the lock bridge and up the tower, then sights at the park near the river. Stores closed on Sunday so good to see the people relaxing and enjoying the day.
I did this alone.