In my recent academic tour of Europe I made my first ever visit to Germany. Although Cologne is not considered a very big tourist attraction compared to some of the other German wonders, I wanted to visit the local university and so I got to spend a couple of days in this charming city. The first thing one notices coming out of the train station is the grand UNESCO heritage cathedral overlooking the town from up above. Most of what’s to see in Cologne for tourists is around that main area, with an old town set next to a large river and walkable bridges that offer grand scenic views of the old city. If you’re looking for specialty museums, then Cologne has quite a few of those, like the Fragrance Museum with the amusing and enlightening historical tour of what made Cologne famous for perfume, and the Chocolate Museum taking you through the delightful yummy process of German chocolate making.

 

To start off, here are my ‘visions’ of Cologne Germany, walking around the old town.

 

The gigantic cathedral …

 

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Other smaller places of worship…

 

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The river and nearby parks…

 

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Academia aside, a lovely little town, great for a daytrip from the other German cities. More to come…



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