Cologne, a German city with 2000 years old history, leaves an impeccable impression on the mind of a curious traveler. The ruins of Roman Era, a beautiful river view, the third tallest cathedral in the world, museums, riverside restaurants and the centuries-old colourful buildings decked on the harbour of River Rhine; they all make this city a cultural hub of Western Europe. There are many interesting and best things to do in Cologne. I have enlisted a few of them which I explored during my day trip to Cologne from Frankfurt.
During my backpacking trip to Europe, I got a chance to opt for a one day trip to Cologne for Frankfurt. Definitely, just one day trip is not enough to experience this city of carnivals and varied cultures. However, you can make the best of your one day trip to Cologne provided that you start early.
This beautiful city was the first halt on my months-long solo backpacking trip to Europe. Undoubtedly, it turned out to be one of the most exhilarating experience and a perfect start for this long trip.
The city that has been a home to the European artists during the Renaissance Era and Modernisme Movement is speckled with a number of buildings singing the glory of Art Nouveau. Even a week-long visit to this city would not let you experience enough of its art and architecture. However, if you are supposed to choose the ‘must visit’ places then the following list would surely do justice to your exploration. Read more
Applying for my first visa ever and that too on an Indian Passport, I was worried a bit about its approval and had many questions in mind before applying. My worry was obvious as I was unemployed and was on a travel break, working just as a freelance travel writer. It took me about 3-4 months to plan my Europe Trip of 83 days to around 8 countries. Arranging all the stays, internal transports, collaboration with tourism boards and with a few hostels/hotels was another task. And finally, after an entire preparation when I got my visa in hand (in 2 minutes after my interview), my excitement knew no bounds. Read more