Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cologne | Explore the Cathedral

After spending a night in Brussels, we embarked on a bus ride to Germany the next morning.

Cologne, about 4 hours bus ride from Brussels. We did not spent long time in Germany. Visited one place only and then we proceed to the next and last country in our intinerary.

Our stop in Germany was the largest gothic-style cathedral in Europe. The Cologne Cathedral, constructed in 1248 but along the way its construction was stopped for many years. However work restated in the 19th century and it has survived many bombs during the WW2. It remained standing on otherwise completely flattened city.

Cologne Cathedral, was one of the most visited landmarks in Germany. We did not go into the dark mysterious-looking cathedral although it was free entrance, due to the queue and time constraint. We just enjoyed the sight outside under the strong gush of wind.

Instead we spent time went to the train station which was nearby to get some nice German sausages, walked further to taste German pork knuckle and shopping for bags in Longchamp (right at the side of the cathedral, and next to LV shop). It started to rain when we left Germany for Netherlands.










12 comments:

reana claire said...

I was in Frankfurt only, did not go to Cologne... Everywhere seems to be full of tourists, I agree with you...

mun said...

Have a nice photo outside the cathedral is good enough. No need to go in to look around.

suituapui said...

Name of place brings to mind one in the line of men's toiletries.

Phong Hong said...

What a grand cathedral!

Nancy Chan said...

A popular tourist place. Very impressive cathedral!

Libby said...

I saw in one of the photos, whites playing Yang Qin, a Chinese Musical instrument, nice!

The Yum List said...

Impressive! I haven't yet been to Germany but it's on my list.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Hope got chance to visit the place one of the day...

Hayley said...

I always admire those cathedral oversea, so amazing!

Sharon D said...

Majestic, Rose.. the detailing on the building is stunning!
I'm not a fan of wasting time on queueing so I would have done the same as you ..haha!

lina said...

Magnificent!
Thanks for sharing with us!

Ez Vina said...

Church, shopping, food, nice one (or three) 😊