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  • Old Town/Altstadt

    Cologne Favorites

    The old core of the town, called Altstadt, is undoubtelly the most charming part of the town. It is situated along the bank of the river Rhein and in the close vicinity of the Dom. The Altstadt is characteristic for its network of short and narrow streets, but most of all, for the traditional houses congested one to another and each coloured in...

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  • Personal Memories and Impressions

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    During week-ends, I love to walk from my house to the altstadt (old city) following the Rhein. One day from the Rhein park, I saw a orange ribbon moving accross the OberKasseler bridge. Hundreds of runners, all wearing orange tee-shirts, for the annual Düsseldorf race, in a magic of colors from Burgplatz to Rheinkniebrücke. The sun was not only...

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  • Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral)

    Cologne Favorites

    In 1964, when I left my children with my mother and went to meet my husband's ship in Europe, I sent periodic postcards to my daughter. This one had two 20 DM stamps The Cathedral is the outstanding thing to see in Cologne. I've been twice. Once in 1950 when I was 12, and in 1964. .. Dear Daughter We are going to see this church this morning....

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  • Old Town/Altstadt

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    An old bicycle underneath a gas lamppost - what a cliche subject for a photograph! Every American who has ever travelled to Europe has taken this picture! But a stroll through Altstadt will make even the most jaded traveller (certainly NOT a tourist) succumb to the charms of Old Europe.

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  • Tourist Information

    Cologne Favorites

    The city's main tourist office is the Köln Tourismus building at Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1 (Tel.+49 (0) 221.22 13 04 00) just across the road from the Dom/Hauptbahnhof U-bahn station. Here you can get multi-lingual information regarding anything you could possibly want to know about. They also offer accommodation assistance, event booking and...

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  • Rhine/Rhein

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    Take a walk along the Rhein if the wheather is nice and sunny, it is a great way to feel this city. If you get tired find a bench and watch passing pedestrians, the passig by boats and ships. A really niceplace for a conversation orfor some thinking.

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  • Personal Memories and Impressions

    Cologne Favorites

    Although the football club haven't got a particular cup victory since 1983, the FC Köln supporters love their teams from the bottom of their hearts. It is a MUST to attend to any game of 1.FC Köln in their home ground, Rhine-Energie Stadion

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  • Food and Drink

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    Beer is something hard to escape in Germany but contrary to common belief all German beer is not created equal. There are actually some awful beers in Deutschland. Alt beer is not only one of the country's best beer styles, its also one of its rarest. So, when in Dusseldorf, one should at least try it. Do not be content with a Diebels. This is a...

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  • Food and Drink

    Cologne Favorites

    I didn't really like the beer. I like the Belgian beer more. But I did like the food. But it had weird names and sometimes they confuse you like with Kölsche Kaviar. It sounds like you get real caviar on your plate. If you like food you will definitely find something delicious!

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  • Useful Information

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    There’s a series of small paperbacks on different aspects of Düsseldorf – walking tours of the city, breweries, museums, and a few other things. They were available in the bookstores in the train station and airport, although I only saw them in German. Die Düsseldorfer City had some good basic information about the old town and a couple of other...

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  • Useful Information

    Cologne Favorites

    And... it's only 4 euros for 24 hours. What an excellent thing this is, meet Schliebfach Automat 8, my new best friend. Sometimes you find yourself in a city with time to spare but you can't have a walk around because you are weighed down with luggage, probably on route to the airport - problem solved! At the main station in Cologne they have these...

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  • Media Port/Medienhafen

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    For architectural buffs, Gehry's office complex on the east side of Mediahafen is well worth a pilgrimage. Warps and curves are his signature, and here he employs them in three different media: glass, brick, and his trademark aluminium.

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  • Churches

    Cologne Favorites

    Cologne is a living city, in every sense of the word. Whilst the old city has been painstakingly rebuilt the modern city is ever-changing. The best known churches have been around for hundreds of years (in the case of the Dom over 800) but there are other important places of worship which are much more recent and equally interesting. Pictured here...

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  • Nightlife

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    On my last trip to Dusseldorf, with my one-year-old in tow it was a little difficult to sample the nightlife of the place. It appears to be quite an attraction of the place, with the local tourist board promoting the 'party credentials' of the place by saying it has 'the longest bar in the world'. This is a blatent lie, and shows a rather...

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  • Rhein/Rhine

    Cologne Favorites

    Don't forget to cross at least one bridge in the city centre for great views of the city centre riverbanks from the opposite side. In fact, there are also some fun places to explore here, not just the huge trade fair. The train bridge has a pedestrian section to walk across which is a very rewarding walk.

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  • Outside Düsseldorf

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    I have quite a few fond memories of Germany as I have lived here for one year now. This is more about Frankfurt than DD but I have never saw in my life anywhere the amount of storms and thunder and lightening that they get in Frankfurt it was like watching a laser show from my balcony! My fondest memory is probably of Berlin when I took a cruise...

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  • Shopping

    Cologne Favorites

    go SHOPPING at Germany's longest roofed shopping mall right here in this city. I can't think of a better place to shop for German brand products than here. Man, I could hardly believe that German brand names like MCM, Offenbach, Escada etc. is soooo much cheaper in Germany than anywhere else in the world. Fashion gurus, worshippers and wannabes,...

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  • Rheinturm

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    Dusseldorf is a cosmopolitan city, its symbol has been this 234 metres tall tower. It was erected in 1982, the view from the top (in fact, from "Top 180", the nice restaurant which slowly makes a circle around the city) is extraordinary... This telecommunications tower is city's highest building, at its entrance there is a boutique where you can...

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  • Karneval

    Cologne Favorites

    one week a year the whole city of Cologne goes crazy. It´s Carneval time with party from thursday morning (Weiberfastnacht) until the following tuesday night when the "Nubbel" must burn. 6 nights and days of party. I did 2 and half nights and day of it and it was a big big FUN!!

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  • Burgplatz

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    I always love to see the monuments in cities and I found Dusseldorf's Radschläger (Cartwheel Fountain) especially enchanting. It was erected in 1954 by Alfred Zschorsch in the middle of Burgplatz. This lovely fountain is a throw back to days when the youth of Dusseldorf used to cartwheel in front of spectators, who would then throw them a few...

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  • Museums

    Cologne Favorites

    The building by the Rhine river houses the chocolate museum: you can learn about the cocoa plant , see tropical trees in the greenhouse, look how the machines make and package chocolates, taste them... Just some 10-15 minutes walking from the cathedral, along the nice river promenade. The liquid chocolate fountain - biscuit included ;-) and the...

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  • Things to do

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    For all ya english speaking people: Düsseldorf has an international library. If you happen to be bored on a rainy day, or just wanna grab a book and read a little, why not go there? It is on Kasernenstrasse 6, which is 25 meters from the tram stop Heinrich-Heine-Allee. It is on the 4th floor, and on the outside it says (among other things):...

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  • Local traditions and language

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    In high German this would be: "Eine Bitte! Parkt hier nicht - das tät uns schaden, denn Ürige-Bier wird hier verladen. Dank euch! Das Ürige" and in English simply: "One favor! Don't park here, it would desturb us, cause Ürige-beer is being silt up here. Thank you! The Ürige"

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  • Parks and Gardens

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    We were pleseantly surprised, even in December, by the amount of parks and open spaces around the centre of Duddeldorf. The Hofgarten is obviously a fine park and is tended to by workers with a sense of civic pride. The lake is nice to walk by, although I was disappointed that by Camera battery was down and I failed to get a picture of the warning...

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  • City magazines for Mönchengladbach

    If you would like to know where to go for a good party, a concert, an exhibition or what's played in the theatre of the city you are, buy the latest PRINZ. In this magazine you find nearly everything about many cities or areas in Germany. If you are in Mönchengladbach the Düsseldorf-issue would be most interesting for you, but don't forget that the...

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  • INDUSTRIAL CULTURE

    TOWER OF THE COAL MINING IN THE GERMAN COALMINING MUSEUM GREAT VIEW OVER THE CITY OF BOCHUM , BY GOOD CONDITIONS YOU LL SEE THE NEW STADION OF SCHALKE 04 - NOW TOP TEAM OF THE 1. GERMAN SOCCER DIVISION

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  • INDUSTRIAL CULTURE

    ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE MUSEUM OF THE INDUSTRIAL CULTURE IS THE SO CALLED - DEUTSCHES BERGBAUMUSEUM BOCHUM - OR GERMAN MUSUEM OF COALMINERS .THERE IS A LOT TO SEE !!!FIRST THE WORK OF THE COALMINERS THROUG THE YEARS UNTIL TODAY - THAN THE TOWER WITH ITS GREAT VIEW OVER BOCHUM - IF YOU WANT TO SEE ALL ATTRACTIONS IT TAKES A WHOLE DAY FOR...

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  • not always blue skies

    but definitly a charm of its own...nobody realy imagines, that 2thirds is covered by fields and meadows, yes it is.Life in the Niederrhein region.lower Rhine region, is green and healthy. friendly Country folks, good food and forest.but not only the Rhine Region is charming and recreational, Lippe, Ems and Weser are rich grounds for canoeing and...

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  • NRW

    Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW ) is boardered on the west by two countries, Belgium and The Netherlands, in the north and the east by the State of Niedersachsen, (Lower Saxony )on the south and east by the state Hessen,( Hesse ) and on the south by Rheinland-Pfalz, ( Rhineland-Palatinate ) in Duesseldorf they have Altbier, in Cologne....Koelsch, of...

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  • Sauerland - a quiet, cosy region in NRW

    The Sauerland is a region on the right side of the Ruhrgebiet. in Northrhine-Westfalia. In wintertime you've the possiblity to go skiing in Winterberg an dsome other smaller cities. The area is very quiet and cosy with a lot of nature and cute framework-houses. So it's a good place to take a break on a Germany-trip. The Sauerland is really nice...

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  • History

    In 1180 Saxony had its regional collapse and a large part of Westphalia came under the rule of the bishops of Muenster, Osnabrueck, Minden, Paderborn and Cologne. Around 1500 the Westphalian Circle of the Holy Roman Empire, including were the counties of Lippe, Ravensberg and Mark. In 1803 by the Diet of Regensburg Münster, Paderborn, and Osnabrück...

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  • NRW - just more than coal and steal

    I must confess I don't know much about this state. My father used to work here in 1992 and I visited him sometimes. In the late 1990s and the beginning of the new milenium I travelled to some towns here.

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