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, many of the structures of the Old Town Cologne were rebuilt but still true to their original form.
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Before my friend showed me the Old Town center, we walked along the Rhine River.
We passed by the Deutsches 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-down L-shaped building with 17 stories.
We continued walking until we reached these attached, colourful houses.
Then, we walked on the narrow, cobblestoned pathways leading to a small square.
It was a busy small square full of open-door beer gardens serving food.
The food! Oh, dear! Glorious food! Look at this!
We were so tempted to sit down to have dinner here, but my friend insisted she was 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!
Hostel / Hotel in Cologne
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 could 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 on every corner. There are a host of restaurants and grocery stores, too.