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Köln and Düsseldorf, Germany

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
Day 2
-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.

Kölner Dom
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Cruise along the River Rhine and the Hohenzollernbrücke bridge
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Expensive flats along the water
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Views from the river
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Pics of the city
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I love this photo as it was barely 10am and people were already downing beers. Gotta love Germany!
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Shots from the chocolate factory, Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum
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Chocolate making process and antique Lindt and chocolate artifacts
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Ritter Sport, the German chocolate treatKoln_and_D..orf_097.jpg

Old fashioned candy machine dispensers
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Posted by CanaGerm 17:55 Archived in Germany Tagged backpacking

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The Ritter sport chocolate I bought my dad here for his birthday. I did read the label and read that it was from Germany, but that is funny you were at the same factory that made them.

by liz

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