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    • Day10

      Köln

      August 6, 2021 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Am Morgen ist es sehr frisch - 6. August 2021 !!! - alle reden von Erderwärmung - heute fahre in der Eiszeit … ❄️🧊⌛️
      Ich sehe welche Katastrophe der kleine Rheinzufluss Ahr in Sinzig angerichtet hat - einfach nur schlimm - da muss Schlamm bis in die oberen Stockwerke gelaufen sein - sie haben bis heute kein Trinkwasser, keine Kanalisation, keinen Strom, kein Gas - die ganze Infrastruktur ist tot. Überall bemühen sich Handwerker sie wieder herzustellen. Die Strassen sind geräumt und der zerstörte Hausrat säumt die Strasse - überall wird noch kesselweise Schlamm aus den Kellern getragen … 😰.
      Nur die von mir benutzte Brücke ist noch für Fussgänger und Radfahrer benutzbar - alle anderen sind zerstört.
      Ich finde meinen Weg und gelange wieder auf meine Route am Rhein entlang.
      In Bonn kurve ich etwas orientierungslos umher und verschwinde wieder.
      Kurz nach Bonn bei Hersel ist der Rheinradweg wieder gesperrt - leider ohne Umleitungshinweise - ich orientiere mich nach Norden und bleibe auf eher westlicheren Wegen und fahre, von mir unbemerkt, an meinem eigentlichen Ziel, Wesseling, vorbei - wahrscheinlich nach dem Motto: „nix wie weg hier“ … 🏃🏻‍♂️
      In Köln scheint die Sonne und es ist spürbar wärmer. Heute Abend wasche meine Kleider, morgen lege ich eine Pause ein und besichtige Köln.

      … hier bleibe ich ein Tag / zwei Nächte bevor es weiter geht …

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      Distanz mit allen Umwegen:
      82km
      Schlafstelle:
      PremierInn, Köln … 15. Stock … 😎
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      TomB64

      Nobel, Nobel der Herr!😎🇨🇭

      8/6/21Reply
      Traveler

      … und günstiger als René Bohn … 😜

      8/6/21Reply
      TomB64

      René: die Lage an der Ahr ist mehr als schrecklich, man kann sich nicht vorstellen was dies alles für die Menschen dort bedeutet von heute auf morgen ihre Existenz zu verlieren.

      8/6/21Reply
      Traveler

      … ja, du sagst es - mehrere Jahre am Häusle gebaut und jetzt alles weg …

      8/6/21Reply
       
    • Day11

      Schokoladen Museum

      August 7, 2021 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Sehr grosses Museum mit noch mehr Informationen von der Kakaobohne bis zur Schokolade …
      … hier ein ganz kleiner Einblick in die Produktion …
      Leider wenig Naschmöglichkeiten (Corona-bedingt) … 🥺

      Traveler

      Do ziehns dr Schoggi und nit Späck durchs Muul🙁

      8/7/21Reply
      Traveler

      👌😛👏

      8/7/21Reply
      Traveler

      Da muss ich grad mal an unseren Ausflug in die kleine Schokoladenmanufaktur zurück denken. War auch sehr informativ und leeeeeeecker 😘

      8/7/21Reply
      Traveler

      https://www.chocoladen.ch/ war besser! Klein und sehr fein… 😋😋😋

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    • Day37

      Köln

      June 15 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      A one night stop in Cologne to see Tanna and Naomi who’ve been our friends all through high school. They moved here at the start of the year ! Very nice to see two familiar faces and we miss them lots.
      We travelled to Amsterdam with Naomi this morning (Thursday) and missed our first train oops because they split -a few carriages to Brussels, a few to Amsterdam, but we got a later one so it was all okay ! Honestly surprised this hasn’t happened yet - it also almost happened going back from Copenhagen to Cologne 😬 which would have been worse so it was better it happened today :)
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      Traveler

      Are you having long days and short nights as the longest day approaches?

      6/18/22Reply
      Traveler

      yes ! the sun goes down at 10:30ish and is back up at about 3am !

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    • Day11

      Himmel und Ääd

      August 7, 2021 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      … wenn es keine Schokolade im Museum gibt - gibt es ein Brauhaus Klassiker auf dem Alter Markt … 😋
      … und mit dabei - Antje & Tom … 😁 … sie haben mich wieder eingeholt … 🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🥵

      Traveler

      Gseht speziell us🤔Isch es guet gsi?

      8/7/21Reply
      Traveler

      … jo, es isch wirgglig guet gsy - Härdöpfelstock und d Bluetwurscht sind guet gwürzt gsy, Zwiebele händ em gueti Note gäh und s Öpfelmues han ich zerscht wölle als Dessert ässe - ha aber denn doch probiert - es het mir tatsächlig gschmeckt … 😋

      8/7/21Reply
      Traveler

      Das tönt vo de Zuetate här wie Labskaus

      8/7/21Reply
      Traveler

      … isch besser gsy als Labskaus!

      8/7/21Reply
      Traveler

      👍

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    • Day114

      St. Ursula

      May 7 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Nach einem sehr gelungenen, aber hier nicht visuell dokumentierten, Konzertabend (O Yuki Conjugate und Drew McDowall) sind das hier die besten bzw. touristischsten Bilder eines schönen Wochenendes in Köln.

      Die Knochen auf den Bildern stammen von "elftausend Jungfrauen".
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      Traveler

      sehr beeindruckend

      5/8/22Reply
      Traveler

      Eine echte Attraktion. Eines der größten Beinhäuser südlich der Alpen oder so. Hier schleppen wir alle Gäste hin.

      5/8/22Reply
      Traveler

      👏🏻

      5/8/22Reply
      Traveler

      you're welcome!

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    • Day48

      Fünf Fotos-Rhine Cruise Day 7

      May 31 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      This morning the M.S. Henry Chaucer left Koblenz around 7 a.m. enroute to our final mooring spot of Köln (Cologne) Germany.

      As we were making it up the river, our guide let us know that we would be passing a key WWII site soon, the remnants of the Ludendordf Bridge, a key strategic crossing in Remagen that was a critical pivot point to end the war in Europe.

      As American forces were planning to make a Rhine River crossing they were surprised to discover that the Germans had failed to destroy the Ludendorff Bridge. Fortuitously for Allied forces, this allowed the U.S. Army to get across the Rhine and to build adjacent pontoon bridges for strategic crossing. Germany made several attrmpts to destroy the bridge, and nearby civilians were killed by bombing campaigns. Hitler also ordered the execution of German officers for the failed demolition attempts.

      On March 17th, the bridge ultimately collapsed, killing some American troops who fell into the frigid Rhine or were trapped under heavy bridge sections. A day after Memorial Day, we were reminded of their sacrifice and the likelihood that other lives were spared by reduced weeks of battle.

      Here is some news footage from this event:
      https://youtu.be/qNShQQiq0co

      In 1965, Remagen Mayor Hans P. Kürten wanted to commensurate the spot where the bridge once stood. Fifteen years later, his dream was realized and the Peace Bridge Memorial was created. The lives of Americans and Germans lost in the battle are memorialized.

      It was moving to pass by the memorial and to see the U.S. flag flying above.

      "Every day let us work for peace with our mind and heart.
      Each person should begin with himself."
      H.P. Kürten

      We arrived in Köln around noon, noting the dominant structure of the Köln Cathedral in the cityscaoe. We decided to take a trip into the city to get clothes laundered, to find our upcoming lodging, and to familiarize ourselves with the neighborhood where we'll be.

      When we departed from the coach that took us to town, we noticed a striking statue with a nun, but also with a star of David and a sculpted pile of shoes. When I saw the Star of David and the shoes, my mind immediately returned to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. I will never forget the image of piles of shoes of those murdered. I knew that I needed to learn more about the statue and the significance of the nun.

      We learned that the Statue portrays Edith Stein (Sister Teresia Benedicta a Cruce) a member of the Discalced (shoeless) Carmelite nun. She was raised in Jewish faith, became agnostic in her teen years, and she earned her Doctorate and became a teacher. She was forced to leave teaching because she couldn't earn an Aryan Certificate. She then became a nun and she was part of the effort to try to stop Nazi persecution of Jews until she was among those rounded up and murdered at Auschwitz.
      She is now one of the patron saints of Germany.

      This experience highlights the opportunity that I hope to continue to embrace in my lifetime: to explore the world with curiosity and to be a lifelong learner. I have been very fortunate to have had so many similar opportunities in my time in Europe to date.

      After leaving the Statue of St Teresia, we looked for the address of our next accommodations. We are excited about the neighborhood. It reminds us of the tree-lined neighborhoods in Barcelona.

      We stopped for a beer at a nearby café and then dropped by the laundromat. Although we were only there briefly to drop off laundry, I noticed the comfortable sitting area, several books available and Beethoven's 5th Symphony playing softly in the background.

      We decided to figure out the metro system, abs we took a route to the Cathedral. We do plan a visit back so I will comment more about it in a later post, but it's absolutely magnificent. It was an added bonus that organ music resonated throughout our visit.

      I think it could be possible to get a bit weary of European cathedrals, but that's not been the case. It is interesting that the cathedrals seem to draw more attention to tourists than church attendees. Regardless, they are beautiful works of art.

      As we left the grounds of the cathedral, we noticed a perfume store selling Cologne's trademark perfume mentioned by our cruise director: The Original Eau de Cologne 4711 created in 1708 is named after its location at Glockengasse No. 4711. I took a whiff, snd I would describe it as a formulation of citrus and floral scents. I've never heard of it, and I have no idea how widely known it is in America. The Brits on board certainly knew the reference.

      We returned to our boat for a last night cocktail and spectacular several course dinner. Jim C had an eggplant dish, and I had the Beef Wellington. Dessert was Baked Alaska which was served in a procession with sparklers.

      It's been a fine cruise, and we're excited about our next adventure. Guten Nacht!
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      Traveler

      I changed out my first photo. I failed to save it the first time.

      6/1/22Reply
      Traveler

      Sounds like a good cruise. I remember the controversy around Stein's beatification at the time.

      6/2/22Reply
       
    • Day11

      Frühstück

      August 7, 2021 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      … das Frühstück wird - Corona-bedingt - in vier Staffeln serviert. Alle Stunde von 7 - 10 Uhr - logisch, von 7 - 8 Uhr sitze ich beinahe alleine im Raum … 😀
      … es wird viel zum Schutz der Gäste gemacht - das Buffet darf nur mit Einweg-Handschuhen betreten werden - naja, sie rechneten nicht mit meinen „Patschen“ - ich durfte trotzdem das Frühstück geniessen … 🙃Read more

      Traveler

      😂🤣😂

      8/7/21Reply
      Traveler

      Do hesch aber Glück gha😂🤣

      8/7/21Reply
      Traveler

      👍🙃🙂

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    • Day18

      Cologne

      October 7, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      A very cold day out and about in Cologne as our guide showed us around the massive Cologne Cathedral. The allied forces largely spared the cathedral during WW2 due to it's value, so it is in original condition.

      Also checked out the Eau De Cologne store (Farina fragrance museum), Lovelock bridge, and the city shopping precinct.

      We were warned about pickpockets, so were careful, but one of the young male passengers from our ship was shoulder charged by a young german bloke in the city...probably an anti-American sentiment we think.
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    • Day20

      Bijna thuis, maar toch nog niet helemaal

      September 19 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Gute Morgen meine Damen und Herren

      Gisteren was het een big change of plans, aangezien onze goeie vriend Tim ons al wilde verlaten, besloten Thomas en ik ipv naar Praag te gaan Keulen te gaan. Om zo toch de naar huis rit iets minder zwaar te maken.
      Dus dan deden we dat.

      9 uur op de trein. Jippiejej. Wel een mooie zonsondergang

      In keulen hebben ze ook een mooi groen raam, leuk he

      En om de dag af te sluiten: Tokkie tijdens 3 delen van de maaltijd

      1) heel gelukkig met zijn uw Tokyo Island tea
      2) helemaal klaar om die hamburger te verslinden
      3) teleurgesteld in mij omdat ik een chocomelk had genomen

      Bis bald
      🇩🇪 👋🏼👋🏼
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    • Day118

      Rhine River and falls

      September 4 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      So we went for a float down the Rhine in some blow up orange boats . We floated for 5 hours . We had a picnic - Wylinn said that it’s no fun if you have no food , so we had a few courses to cover the 5 hours of floating . We went for several swims and took turns rowing , holding onto the back and kicking - which probably was quite counterproductive , and swimming while pulling the boats which were tied together. Then we drove to the waterfall which we would have gone down if we got out of the boats too late . It’s the most voluminous falls in Europe ( I think 😬 ). And wasn’t very tall but was pretty volumptuous .

      I took some pretty sick photos on dads 0.5x too, I hope you like the range of selfies offered .
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      Traveler

      My favourite thing is that sandwich in your lap in the first pic haha

      9/9/22Reply
       

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