A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to do more travel. I decided to stay in Germany and visit Köln and Düsseldorf. If you read this blog regularly, you will know that I HATED Köln with a burning passion so I can't and won't spend too much time going into detail on my experience there.
Why did I hate it? I can't really tell you. I just didn't get a good vibe from the city as soon as I got off the train and it lasted the whole time there. My time there was spent like this:
-Arrived and found the place I reserved to stay for 2 nights
-Went to tourist information but it was too early so I took pictures of the Kölner Dom and waited
-Went on a boat ride along the River Rhine
-Walked around and took pictures in the Alstadt
-Went to the Museum Ludwig which I actually liked (shocking!)
-Took a hop on hop off bus and toured the city
-Had lunch at a chinese restaurant
-Went back on the tour bus
-Went to the infamous Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum (chocolate factory). Bought some lovely and the best chocolate cake I have had to date
-Walked around the city
-Went to the hostel
-Was going to take the tour bus again but stopped by the DeutschBahn to see if I could leave earlier the following day. I found out that I could go to Düsseldorf (my next stop) any time I wanted on any train I wanted.
-Elated, I ran to the hostel, collected my stuff, checked out and took the next train out of the city
-Yes, I was that unhappy and bored with Köln.
Here are some highlight pictures of my experience in this so called party city.
Cruise along the River Rhine and the Hohenzollernbrücke bridge
Expensive flats along the water
Views from the river
Pics of the city
I love this photo as it was barely 10am and people were already downing beers. Gotta love Germany!
Shots from the chocolate factory, Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum
<- A simulated room of the Amazon forest. It was really hot in there just like the jungle. Cool experience.
Chocolate making process and antique Lindt and chocolate artifacts
Ritter Sport, the German chocolate treat
Old fashioned candy machine dispensers