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If you are going to visit Cologne, how can you not give in to chocolate temptation and visit its chocolate museum? I certainly gave in to my sweet tooth when I was there…

Cologne River Cruise

Cruise the Rhine

A cruise on the River Rhine is one of the nicest ways to enjoy the city of Cologne; you get a completely different perspective of the layout of the city and you get to enjoy wonderful views from the comfort of the river boat.

Philharmonic Cologne

Cologne Philharmonic

If you like listening to wonderful orchestra music or if you just need to get out of the cold and do something different, go and listen to the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra near the Ludwig Museum and the cathedral.

Beer house

Strange German Restaurants

Eating in Germany, or at least in Cologne, is a strange affair sometimes. As Cologne is our Destination of the Month right now, I thought I’d mention a very popular and typical restaurant there… It’s called Fruh. Actually, because it’s near the cathedral, it’s called Fruh Am Dom.

Street Food in Cologne

Street Food in Cologne

Learning your knofibrot from your snitzel and your kölsch from your zunfttpunk is one of the most fun experiences in Cologne. Here’s a guide to get you started with street food in Cologne…

Sauna in the Snow

Sauna in the Snow

When we finally reached Claudius Terme Cologne spa at 7pm after a freezing half hour walk in the dark. We entered through the door shivering and brushing the snow off ourselves.

Koeln Altstadt Markt

Market Magic in Cologne

Sizzling sausages, barbecued beef, steaming gluwein, interesting gifts, colourful arrays of handcrafted lamps, hustle, bustle and jolliness… These are all the things that spring to mind when I remember the amazing festive markets in Cologne.

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral: Gothic, Imposing and Free

Cologne is our Destination of the Month for January 2013 at Today, step into my shoes as we are visiting Cologne’s magnificent cathedral… The almost-black, Gothic cathedral is the first thing that hits your eyes when you walk out of the train station in Cologne after just having arrived from the airport.


Introduction to Cologne

Step into my shoes… we are spending the month in Cologne. Cologne, a beautiful city situated on the River Rhine is going to be our first Destination of the Month for January 2013. We are going together to discover its cathedral, markets, cuisine, river and its hidden corners.

Beer house


Time for some German beer just as the locals drink it…

All we want is a Ticket!

When we landed in Cologne we went straight to the train station in the airport. Easy (we thought). Wrong. My boyfriend Toni and I consider ourselves well-travelled. I would even go so far as to say that we are travellers. We have been all over the world, sometimes together and sometimes independently or with friends.

Five Things to do in Cologne

Five Things to do in Cologne

Well, once again I am on my travels. I have left Mallorca for a few days to visit Cologne (or in German, Köln) to get into the Christmas mood at the weihnachtsmarkts – known to most of us as Christmas Markets. It is my first time in Germany and I am loving Cologne and all things […]

Cologne in the snow

My First Impressions of Germany

Step into my winter boots and discover Germany… I’m just in Cologne for the Christmas markets for a few days with Toni, my boyfriend. We just arrived from Mallorca. It’s amazing how a place only two hours away can be 17 degrees colder! From the moment we stepped off the plane it was freezing.