When in Cologne

While packing for my next Europe escapade, I considered sharing my view and experience in Cologne (Koln) Germany. Armed with a number of pictures and a few Mediterranean-grown-girl opinions, I ventured last week in the north.

Visited:

When in Cologne, one always reaches its cathedral! It’s an enormous gothic architectural beauty that makes you stop and stare for minutes on end. The monument is so big that I actually used it as a guiding point since the city is quite intricate. To my shame, not few times I felt a bit lost; only to figure it out on my last day there!

Cologne is a city for shopping! I’m talking about great stores and great prices on one of the most packed streets I’ve visited: Schildergasse!  While it accommodates large department stores and branches of familiar brands, its cousin Mittelstraße fancies exclusive designer stores! Let’s not forget about outlets such as Designerspace Outlet and Bonprix Outlet; give those a try!

Cologne has several museums, one of them being the Museum Ludwig, which houses the works of Picasso, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein; a must see if you are there!

 

Craved:

Living in Bucharest, I am not used to seeing so many people riding bikes instead of driving cars! If I craved for something while there, it most definitely was riding my bike through the streets with the sun hitting my skin. Which got me thinking; it would not be a bad idea to acquire one of my own! 

 

I’m curious to know what cities you’ve visited recently and what made you crave to change something in your way of life. 

 

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