A Day in Cologne

18 Jun

Author: Amy

After another fabulous breakfast we headed via train to Cologne, Germany today.  Thank goodness for our hostess because even though it is very impressive how many people speak english here many do not (obviously since we are in Germany) and we are having a hard time understanding the language.  We visited the huge Cologne Cathedral and climbed 532 stairs to the top.  This amazing cathedral has structures dating back to as early as 870 AD.  We ate at a very cool Gasthaus for lunch and had some traditional Ochsenschwanzsuppe and Bratwurst.  We tried to get SIM cards for our unlocked phones and found that they were not “unlocked”  so much for our “techie” talent.  A few dollars later we have a local phone – so we can call our rental’s etc.  Let me tell you we laughed so hard at the thought of trying to speak to them over the phone in German, without the use of hand gestures.  Who knows if we’ll ever use the phone but we have it, just in case.  Our last stop in Cologne was a wonderful Schokolade (Chocolate) Museum.  We didn’t get home until after 8:30pm, we had a great spread of left-overs and a good number of Flensburger Beer’s to end the great full day!

Cologne train station

German Brezeln

Cologne Cathedral

Hmmm apples...

Schokolade Museum

Lunch in Cologne




Posted by on June 18, 2011 in Germany


12 responses to “A Day in Cologne

  1. Morgan

    June 18, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Wow pics are all soo pretty!! 🙂

  2. Sharon C.

    June 18, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I have enjoyed reading about your advertures, so far. Keep a great log of the daily happenings to reflect on in future years. The days will fly by and there will be so much to learn, do, and absorb. How I wish that when I was an exchange student in HS, I would have been able to document my days in this fashion.

    Teach others as you learn. I have never been to Europe and Asia. Keegan and Kendal, this is your chance to teach the teacher.

  3. Anthony R I.

    June 18, 2011 at 11:22 am

    wow, what a beautiful cathedral!


    June 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm


  5. Aunt Nancy

    June 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Great photos! Lovin’ the blog and keeping tabs on you! Keep living the dream and remember…don’t eat the sprouts!! Love you all!


    June 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Hi to all,
    In 1982 we saw the cathedral in Cologne,however they were srill repairing it and we were not able totourl It was badly destroyrf in WWll. It sounds like your culinary diet of beer and whatever is SER GOOT
    Happy Fathers day to Steve LOVE TO ALL

  7. Tony

    June 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    You guys are so lucky to be on your journey. Be safe and have fun. I will be checking your blog often. Love you all.

  8. Bob

    June 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    My German is very rusty but I don’t think schwanz means tail in German? How was that soup?

  9. Mike L.

    June 19, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    It looks like you all are having a great time!

  10. Bob

    June 20, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Test Test

  11. Carey

    June 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    BEAUTIFUL cathedral! Could pass on the meats and brats, but not the architecture!!!

  12. Bianca

    June 24, 2011 at 11:32 am

    WOW!! It looks so beautiful there. miss you guys already! sounds like youre having a blast! love you, n be safe.


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