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    Eberplatz

    by kentishgirl Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Eberplatz is a main crossing for roads and the U Bahn, but we visited here to see the famous fountain which was designed when the artist had the idea of holding a teaspoon against a jet of water! Now thats what I call creative!!

    Unfortunatley the Eberplatz was a bit of an anti climax...when we arrived as you will see in the photograph a lot of it is covered with Graffitti - but this seems quite common in Germany for some reason?!?!

    Fountain in Eberplatz
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    Eigelstein

    by kentishgirl Written Nov 10, 2004

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    This area is so not like you imagine Germany to be! As I walked down the street I felt as though I was back in Turkey! Lol
    The area is the Turkish and Kurdish centre of Cologne, blended in with the German supermarkets and pharmacies are Kebab shops and shops selling Turkish foods.

    Its a really interesting area of Cologne, and I was lucky enough to stay a short walk from here. People say that the best Doner Kebab in Cologne is from Eigelstein! Unfortunatly I did not get the chance to see for myself!

    Eigelstein in the rain!!
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    Malakoff Tower

    by kentishgirl Written Nov 9, 2004

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    The Malakoff Tower stands just before you cross the bridge to the Chocolate museum.

    Built in 1855 the tower was used as the control centre for the revolving bridge to the harbour island where the chocolate museum is now located.

    Malakoff Tower
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    Hotel Wasserturm

    by kentishgirl Written Nov 9, 2004

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    As we were quite close to this building in the area which we were visiting, we decided that we would take a look!

    This is now a hotel, but originally it supplied the city of Cologne with water! Its a beautiful hotel....and looks very luxurious....all the same its an amazing building to look at.

    Hotel Wasserturm
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    Overstolzen House

    by kentishgirl Written Nov 9, 2004

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    You just have to laugh!! I read in my guide that this is Colognes only preserved Patricier house, and so as this appealed we meandered our way through the streets to find it!

    Upon arrival, we were greeted not with a beautiful building, but with green mesh and builders!! Hahaha! At least they are making the effort to look after these wonderful buildings...and if we looked close enough through the mesh you could see that it truly was a fabulous building!

    I read that this house was owned by the Oversloz family, who gained their wealth through dealing in wine...it was highly unusual during late roman times that the Catholic church would not own such an ornamented building as this.

    Overstolzen House
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    Bier Museum

    by kentishgirl Written Nov 9, 2004

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    Its not exactly a museum, more of a shop, known locally as a kiosk that sells sweets and magazines.

    This one is special because along with that it also sells over 700 beers!!!

    Located near the Fish Market.

    Bier Museum
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    BIMMELBAHNFAHRTEN......

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 15, 2004

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    just easy and wonderful and the first impressions are always great!

    Bimmelbahnfahrten will start daily at the DOM in the City Centre; that large scare that works like a MAGNET........everyone IS there or GOES there or HAS JUST BEEN there....

    Just go there and board or.....pay the Tourist Office a visit and ask for the time tables and other info you are interested in...

    They are a kind and helpful lot there.........

    BIMMELBAHNFAHRTEN

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    Talking to the statues

    by myrtle Written Dec 12, 2003

    We found these statues in a small square over in the corner. I knew hanging out with them would make for a great picture. I'm sorry to say I can't remember their significance, but it sure was fun talking to them.

    Talking to some statues in Cologne, Germany
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    There are several more MUSTs...

    by Lalique Updated Jun 27, 2003

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    There are several more MUSTs in Cologne, though I dont' have respective pics tp put on the site:

    Roman-German Museum is full of archeological digs results: collections of Roman mosaics, glass, ceramics, furniture, jewellery

    The remainings of Roman city wall

    Museum of Chocolate

    That's actually all what we managed to see that day...

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    Walking Tour of Central Cologne

    by cvsolfari Written Feb 26, 2003

    If you have the chance to spend a few days in Cologne, like most cities, it's worth it to go for a walking tour around the central city area. Although Cologne suffered much damage in WWII, there are many landmarks that were rebuilt and therefore offer points of interest around town.

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    Check the list of cybercafes...

    by espadana Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Check the list of cybercafes in Cologne!
    If, like me, you need to use the Internet, either to read your mail, find something important on the WWW, or just chat with your friends, you can do it in Cologne in one of the several cybercafes available.

    You can find a list of them following this link:

    http://www.willkomme inkoeln.de/01city/city02e.htm#7

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    Visit the Alter Markt

    by BillNJ Written May 27, 2008

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    The Alter Markt (the Old Marketplace) is near the Cathedral. It is the site of many of the city's most famous beer houses and pubs. Day or night, it is a great place to visit while in Cologne.

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    Just walking

    by ginte Updated Jun 28, 2007

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    If you have just a few hours in Cologne, have a walk at the center. You'll see wonderful architecture and interesting spots, for sure.

    Fountain
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    Cologne tower

    by sihi Updated May 6, 2007

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    Cologne tower is probably the most popular skyscraper in the city. It is one of the tallest buildings in Germany with its 42 floors. This highrise building is used as business center.

    Skyscraper Cologne tower
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    check out the statues

    by ettenaj Updated Feb 8, 2007

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    You would think he was real until you put money in the box and only then he moves!!! Brilliant. 10/10

    Real? What a suprise!! Another people staute

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