GERMANY – In August 2017, a friend of mine had to spend two nights in Cologne for his job. As his Airbnn was pretty big, he asked if I felt like a short holiday. And who would say no to a free holiday?
I had passed through Cologne before, and thought I’d give it another chance despite not having been particularly impressed by it then. Also, it would give me the chance to visit another town that had long been on my waiting list. Pictures taken on 2017-08-21.
1. Arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof (well, I was actually leaving – on the 23d – when I made this picture)
3. The same goes for the promenade along the Rhine
5. Köln Mülheim seen from the same bridge
Around Mülheimer Stadtgarten and Köln Mülheim Station (where I had arranged to meet my friend)
13. Walking around this neighbourhood makes me think Cologne must have looked somehow Belgian before the war
Near Köln Messe:
Some more surviving pre-war streets in Mülheim
The northern suburb of Stammheim
25. The street where our Airbnb was situated
Schlosspark Stammheim (the ‘Schloss’, or castle, in question was destroyed during WW2)
In the next post, we will visit Wuppertal, a town I had long wanted to visit for two reasons.
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