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Cologne

Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Taking a whopping 632 years to finish building, it's easy to see why this iconic cathedral welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year. Finally finished in 1880, Kölner Dom has since survived World War II despite the rest of the city being largely flattened, and been added to UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. It now [...]

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Cologne

Schokoladen Museum, Cologne

When planning my trip to Cologne I found the Lindt chocolate museum, located on a funky island on the Rhine. A whole museum dedicated to chocolate? How could I ever miss an opportunity to spend time surrounded by all things chocolate?! It just so happens that the museum was opposite the hotel I was staying in, [...]

Bruges, Cologne

Cologne done, time to move on!

Our time in Cologne was over too quickly, but we had a train booked for Belgium so we had no choice but to pack our stuff up and make our way to the train station. There’s a bus that goes from the hotel to the train station, but it wasn’t really that far to walk, [...]

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Cologne, Hotel Review

NH Köln City, Cologne

Cologne (Köln) is one of the largest cities in Germany, and home to the Köln Dom which is the biggest cathedral in Germany. Before visiting I wasn’t sure what else was in the city, but I do love a good church and had heard there were a few Christmas markets, so decided we’d stop in [...]

Cologne

Cologne: Cathedrals, Christmas Markets and Rain!

Cologne is a city that stole my heart. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but the cathedral is absolutely stunning, the cobbled streets are charming and the architecture just won me over. We only had one full day in Cologne, and although we’d ticked the chocolate museum off our list on our previous [...]

Cologne, Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Local Church

For some reason I love churches - I think it's the way that nearly all of them are unique and built for such a purpose. There's so much history in the building and although I'm not religious, I love the way the church can mean so much for so many people. Plus, they're nearly always [...]

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Berlin*, Cologne

Next stop – Cologne!

Our time in Berlin had all too quickly come to an end, and it was time to move on to our next city - Cologne. The day started early as we had tickets for a 8:47am train. As my phone was still stuck on UK time, the alarm was set for 5:30am (6:30am Berlin time) [...]

Berlin, Bruges, Brussels, Cologne

One month countdown!

So today marks the start of the one month countdown to our break away to Germany and Belgium! We've booked all of our transport, so the plan is partially set. We're going to fly into Berlin, where we'll spend a few days before making our way down to Cologne on the train. I've never been [...]

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Berlin, Bruges, Brussels, Cologne

Germany is calling!

No, that isn’t the start line to a Eurovision post. Something (I think) more exciting - I’m off to Germany again! I’ve managed to get a bit of time off work, and so my boyfriend and I are off for a few days to Germany. The plan at the moment is to spend a few [...]