The historic Old Town of Cologne is, I think, the best place to drink and eat in the city. Especially in the summer- when the searing temperature is on, and everyone is thirsty. 😀
Based on historical records, 72% of the city was destroyed by World war II. However, much of the structures of the Old Town Cologne was rebuilt, but still true to its original form.
Before my friend showed me the Old Town center, we walked along the Rhine River.
We passed by the Deutches Sports and Olympia Museum.
Then, we dropped by the Cologne Chocolate Factory Museum (Schcoladen) where we had Lindt.
Of course, we posed and took photos in front of Kranhaus, an upside
We continued walking until we reached these attached, colourful houses.
Then, we walked on the narrow and cobblestoned pathways that led to a small square.
It was a busy small square full of open-door beer gardens that also serve food.
We were so tempted to sit down to have dinner here, but my friend insisted she’s cooking.
On my last day, however, I went back and had, of course, these sausages! 😀 😀
Your stroll in and around Old Town Cologne should end at the city’s most-visited attraction. You probably already know what that is – the towering Cologne Cathedral!
Though it is around 30-40 minutes walk to the Cathedral, I love it here because the beds are comfortable. Each bunk had its own curtains so you can have your own privacy. It’s clean and the staff members are friendly. I was even allowed to check-in early because the bed/room was already available. Or maybe, they just saw my tired eyes and I really needed a rest. Since the hostel is around the university area, cheap bars are basically right in every corner. There are a host of restaurants and grocery stores, too. For medium-priced accommodations, click here.