Melvin's Guide to Cologne

Categories: Sightseeing, Cultural and History, General Travel Info

Cologne carnival
Cologne carnival

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It’s so nice to hear about REAL travel experiences from the people who live and breathe them. Melvin's love is for the fabulous German City, Köln. This city has an amazing cathedral, it’s by the river and it has some of Germany’s best beer! The Christmas markets are a delight and the tasty treats on offer are sure to have you visiting over and over again. Ich Liebe Deutschland! Learn why Melvin does too!

Favorite place in Germany?

That’s Köln (Cologne). Most travelers visit Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide), Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide), Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide) & Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) (of the bigger cities), but they should visit Köln instead of Frankfurt. The people in Köln are much more laid back then in other cities. If you go out for a beer, you could do it easily alone. It won’t be long and you’ll meet others and have a drink with them. If you go to a brewery, mostly crowded, you’ll share your table with strangers. In other cities (like Munich), people will look really strange at you, if you do it there.

Best travelling experience anecdote in your own country?

Wow… that’s tough. Actually I haven’t traveled in Germany for some time now. I told myself that I would travel the world first, as long I’m a travel agent & I’m fit doing it. Sure, I’ve been traveling through Germany and know some nice places, but not really an anecdote… Sorry!

Favourite activity when around your city?

Tourist activity? Climb the Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide) Cathedral! Or walk across the railroad bridge to the other site and keep left. There you’ll find a nice beer garden and a fantastic view of Köln.

The must eat dish or delicacy of your country?

There is so much and it depends on the region. I love the Pommes Frites with Currywurst. Forget about going to typical fast food chains. In Germany you will find many small and independant fast food “shacks”. Otherwise try Reibekuchen. That’s also very typical german. There are many restaurants with german cuisine & special menus with meals of the region.

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Location: Roncalliplatz 2 50667 Cologne, Germany

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