These two wonderful palaces, which are impressive both inside and out, were the beginning of our trip around this part of Germany and where we began learning that these wonders are also World Heritage sites. Inside the palace is the
It is a rehearsal place for musicians. Over 100 rooms and is the largest in Germany for this purpose. The school has batteries, a hall and classes in saxophone repair, guitar Doctors, and lounges for meetings between musicians. Set in
In this German city where carnivals do not know ve is ve, when one walks into a bar you have to give them "Kölsch". Kölsch is a word that is traditional in Cologne and is the name of the dialect and the local beer. Whoever visits
Phoenix is a nice cocktail bar, renovated in 2009, where you can enjoy the screens to watch sports. Serve meals and snacks like nachos to share. Cocktails at happy hour cost only 4 euros. Service is friendly and it is good value.
In Cologne, a fountain (Heinzelmännchenbrunnen) commemorates the Heinzelmännchen and the tailor's wife. The Heinzelmännchen are a race of creatures appearing in a tale connected with the city of Cologne in Germany.
The little house
Cologne has dozens of Romanesque churches. St Gereon is one of them, and I really liked the architecture, among other things, its high vaults, and its white exterior (white and neat carved facades have always fascinated me!). Built in
This is a stunning museum that accurately recounts the evolution of Nazism in Germany. The holding cells and the bathroom will leave you speechless. Imagining what the prisoners must've endured with make you leave with a lump in your
If you're in Cologne, then you can't just visit the beautiful cathedral and the museum - you must also devote a few hours to wandering the streets of downtown and doing some shopping. I was lucky enough to find the Lego store, which
They say that this is the third busiest carnival after the carnivals of Rio de Janeiro and Venice. I went to Cologne mostly because it was the most accessible for me and as I have not been to the others, I'm sorry but I can not make a
These fairs are only held twice a year. They are located in Deutz near the center along the Rhine.The view from the ferris wheel is stunning! Not suitable for those ve suffer from vertigo! But there is a spectacular view of the entire
One of the most interesting art galleries in Cologne and the 3rd largest museum in the city. It houses works from the Middle Age to the early twentieth century including an extensive collection of Impressionist artists, most notably
The Overstolzenhaus is one of the oldest buildings still standing in Cologne, it was built 1220-1225 and belonged to the vineyard family Overstolzen, hence its name which means "House of Overstolzen". Due to its good state of
Well the truth is I don't know how to best describe this wonder. I wanted to see it for many years and finally did this past Christmas. I can only say that is an impressive architectural marvel. As you head towards the city, you see
Nearly all German cities have these markets and Cologne is no exception. From mid-November until January, a large flea market takes place in the main square (in this case next to the famous cathedral), where adults and children have
One of the things that struck me when I visited the Cologne Cathedral is the wonderful chorus in the middle of the cathedral. It is huge and made of dark wood which gives the place an impressive solemnity. Anyway, there is a richness