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Revisiting old ground

When I was at school and 13 the German classes went on a trip to Germany. I was useless at languages then and still am now but I really enjoyed it and certainly enjoyed Cologne. This is why I decided to go back there for my first major trip abroad in Europe. I wish I could have stayed longer, three days was not enough as i kept discovering more things to do.

October chills

Wandering around old town and the Hohenzollernbrucke area was a cold and windy experience. There was a lot to see and do, museums, architecture and boat trips, but maybe a warmer time of year next time eh?

Rhine boats

A few hours were set aside just sat on the riverbank watching the many ships and barges sail past. Boats of all descriptions will pass you and its amazing to see the differerent types of things that they carry. Some of the barges are obviously peoples homes too and have houses at the rear. Some of them also have cars parked too.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Loads to see and do here
  • Cons:October can be really cold and windy
  • Last visit to Cologne: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 11, 2007
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  • gildapaolina's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2008 at 7:23 AM

    I like Cologne very much, Mark, thank you for this page and useful tips! Gil

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Great tips -- especially the one on the train ticket machines! It will help when I visit Cologne for the first time later this week. Best from New Jersey, Bill

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2008 at 1:55 AM

    Thanks for your pages, Mark! Cologne is splendid!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2007 at 10:35 PM

    Thanks for the tips, am def going to the chokkie museum ;-)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2007 at 1:58 PM

    Welcome to VT. Fabulous start with brilliant photos of Cologne. Keep up the good work .... :-)


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