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Apr 18, 2019 - Day 4 - Koln, Germany

Arrived at Koln, Germany by afternoon and then departed by bus to the Gothic Cathedral. Had a great tour of this amazing cathedral that took 638 years to build. Had just enough time to enjoy a Kolsch beer and Himmel un Aad (an apple dish with mashed potatoes). Back to the ship and quick dress up for a bus trip to Schloss Ehreshoven castle for reception and dinner. Now it’s ysed for widows of nobility and rented out for special occasions like ours. Magnificent dinner on a most beautiful evening!

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Aug 14, 2017 - Koln

Monday, August 14 Crossing the Rhine 30.7 kms I passed through Koln on a Sunday when I was heading up river. I felt like a salmon trying to get through rapids to calmer water. The waterfront was thick with people out on a nice Sunday. The cathedral was crushed by the tourists straining their necks to look up at the spires. I retreated from the rapids and looked for a calm campground. That was over a week ago. It was now two Mondays later and time to ride Koln. I would bicycle to the Dom. It would not be a straight route. There are seven...

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Aug 13, 2017 - Bad Breisig to Colgne

Sunday, August 13 Bad Breisig to Koln 3 hrs 25 mins 64.9 kms I got out of the tent at 6:30 to retrieve my power bank. I had left it at the communal shelter overnight to fully charge it. The valley was full of fog. It didn't portend for a nice day. I went back into my tent with my fingers crossed. At 8 AM I got out of my tent for good. There was blue sky above. The sun hadn't reached into the valley yet. I broke camp. I also made a couple of sandwiches; one that I had before I left. There was nothing open in Bad Breisig. It was Sunday, what...

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Aug 6, 2017 - Langst to Colgne

Sunday, August 6 Meersbuch to Koln 4 hrs 42 mins 79.8 kms The sun was not shining on my tent at 6:30 in the morning. There were trees in the way, but the sun was there. And the sky was blue. I finally started moving after 7:30. I broke my camp down and loaded up the bike. I then went to reception to get my breakfast. Markus saw me as I entered and barked out an order to get breakfast for Mr. Schamber. I look forward to seeing him on my return. I ate my sandwich in the communal hut and then I was down the road. There was a bridge that I...

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Aug 12, 2015 - Castles, castles, castles

Köln, Germany We visited the town of Rüdesheim today. Naturally we were fascinated by the narrow, winding roads of cobblestone again. There were lots and lots of shops with colorful wares. We tried not to be enticed as we headed to the cable car station. The cable cars took us over grapevines as far as the eye could see and deposited us at the top of the mountain. There we had an impressive view of the Rhine River and the town below as we explored the Niederwald Monument with its statue of "Germania". The monument was built in the years...

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Dec 10, 2013 - Koln

Monday, and it was time to leave Strasbourg. I got up early so I could go to the post office and send home some books and stuff I don’t need and lighten the load, then took a taxi to the station. I had one change of trains on the way to Koln, but everything went smoothly. My hotel in Koln is not far from the station, so no taxi needed, and the Cathedral and town center is right by the station also—a good walking town! Since I hadn’t been here before I took a city bus tour. It is good to get the lay of the land, but I can tell I’ll be...

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Nov 16, 2013 - Ian Lewis

Back in Koln, it's very very busy, and the city is packed with tourists, a nice early winter day, sun was out and the police were having their battle with the human statues again, so time to relax back at hotel, and I find a missed call, A sad one, a dear friend passed away this morning, Ian, you will never be forgotten. There was only one of you, a legend, a lovely man. 'You know, whatsit, Noooooo. Betty Bothways'

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German travels

Nov 15, 2013 - Kõln

Back to normality, the sun is out, and time to explore, first point has to The Dom, a very impressive cathedral, and every tourist that comes here takes a picture. It seems to have the usual human statues, I have no interest in these, and neither to the city police, who swooped in and arrested them all, seeing angels in cuffs being heralded away was funny to see. Next point was the Hohenzollernbrücke bridge which carries the railway over the Rhine from Hauptbahnhof. Since 2008 it has become the tradition for lovers to place a padlock with...

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Nov 13, 2013 - Go West

Well more south west to be exact and a three hour journey by ICE, and I am served coffee at my seat in a nice mug, I find time to watch some of the TV I have saved on I player, and feel quite decadent and savvy watching TV and emails while on the move, I watch a 1956 film called The Unknown, for its day quite gruesome, and did people then understand what radioactive material was I wander, the journey is fast smooth, and we are arriving in Koln. After the tranquility of last few days it's madness here with trains and people

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Aug 31, 2012 - Cologne (Köln) en Allemagne

Nous quittons Amsterdam pour Cologne en Allemagne le 27 août par TGV dont le trajet est de 2h30. Cologne, Köln en allemand,fait partie des plus grandes villes de l'Allemagne. Fondée par les Romains, Cologne est la plus ancienne des grandes villes allemandes et avec Berlin, Hambourg et Munich. Elle est traversée par la rivière le Rhin. En sortant de la gare de train, nous sommes devant une abondance de taxis Mercedes, toutes beiges en attente d'accueillir des clients. Le chauffeur est très sympathique et comprend bien l'anglais. Durant le...

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Jul 29, 2012 - Koln - Jumping Around Germany

I was back again traveling solo, although its lonely I miss the convenience of what I did today: getting up and within 30 mins being on a train to random German cities. I decided to check out Koln (Cologne) near the Rhine river. It's super famous cathedral did not disappoint, even after seeing dozens of churches it was easily a top 3. The riverfront was nice to stroll down and have a rest from the train. Overall the 13 hour trek wasn't too bad though..I got to see Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Utrecht and finally got to Amsterdam. It was easily my...

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Alex en Europa 2012

Jul 9, 2012 - Cologne, Germany (again)

This morning we had a German language lesson and tips about being a smart tourist in Germany – good advice and a fun time. After that I went topside to watch our arrival in Cologne and saw how we snuggled up to another river boat as no dock space left along the sea wall for us. (We exited our ship by walking through their lobby to the dock!) After lunch Ivan and I went ashore to do our own walking tour; we'd seen the Cologne Cathedral before so didn't go on the ship's tour there. We were very disappointed that all the museums in the city...

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