K is for Köln

So as we know from my Hamburg post, I love Germany! My friend Kathy is from Koln, and although she now lives in Berlin, she showed me some pictures of Koln and now I want to visit there, too.

Koln Station

First up, and most importantly. There is a chocolate museum in Koln. A chocolate museum. Now, for those of you who know me in real life this'll be something you already know, but I have a claim that chocolate is a vegetable- and therefore for one of our five (or is it seven, now?) a day. (I can also justify pizza and kebabs.) The museum is open Monday- Friday 10- 6 and Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11-7. Admission is 9€ per adult. They also offer chocolate courses.

Koln Cathedral
How beautiful is this place? The Kölner Dom is the biggest tourist draw of the city (and it would have come first in my post, but did I mention chocolate?). The construction of the church was started in 1248 but after running into money troubles, it was even used as a stable for a short time, it didn't get completed until 1880. It made it through WWII with just shrapnel wounds. Look at the Gothic structure, oh my beating heart.

Köln beer garden 

Köln also has some awesome beer garden's. The most popular appearing to be on Rathenauplatz. It's a community run beer garden. Tables are under huge leafy tree's and the garden is actually in a huge park. Prices are cheap, and some of the beer is brewed just up the street- all proceeds help with the running of the beer garden.

Cologne Central

Another thing you can do in Köln is take a boat trip up the Rhine which cuts through the city. I did a trip up the Danube in Budapest and it was an awesome way to see the city, so I would totally do it again in another city.

PS- on my image search for this post I discovered a picture of lovelocks(!) of which I am obsessed, anyone know where those are in the city?

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  1. How lovely! It looks just like a storybook.


  2. Hi, checking in from A to Z as a minion on co-host Pam's Unconventional Alliance team. I love your pictures and places you are featuring. Koln seems so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Also a quick hint. You might get more followers if you turn of captcha. ;)

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    1. Hey thanks for stopping by. I like my captcha, tho' I'm afraid. Otherwise I get a lot of spammy comments which I hate. I am so enjoying the A- Z challenge, though, it's making me learn a lot about places I want to go to.

  3. Love, love, love looking at pictures of that cathedral. I have a friend in Koeln, but still have not made it over for a trip. Shame on me. And a chocolate museum?! Dude, if my friend had told me about that, I would've made a visit eons ago!!!

    1. The cathedral is AMAZING, isn't it?! And, yup, a chocolate museum. I was like this is the perfect city for me.

  4. It really is a beautiful city! I was there in January. Read my posts here: http://www.itsallbee.com/search/label/Cologne

    1. I have already read your posts, Bee, about Koln :) I loved them definitely inspired me to write about the cathedral and want to visit it. Thanks for stopping by :)


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