The RhineSecond only to the Danube, the Rhein is one of the longest rivers in central and western Europe. It has major significance historically, and is still a major part of modern day logistics. Weather depending, the Rhine can be an amazing place to just chill out and relax. If you’re lucky enough to get a sweltering 34 degrees (as I did) then you’ll certainly want to spend some time on the riverbanks with an ice cold drink just enjoying the atmosphere.You can cross the Rhine at a number of bridges, and although it’s quite the distance to walk over, it enables you to visit a massive park where you can even get to the waters edge to soak your feet. If you’re burnt out from all the walking and tubing around the city, then there are few better places to take a time out than along the river.
And all the rest!I can’t honestly comment on some of the things in Koeln – I didn’t spend enough time there to go and see and do everything that I wanted to, but I have every intention of returning to this beautiful city to make sure I don’t miss out. So on that note, these are a few of the things that I want to see, do or visit next time I head that way. They’re likely to be super fun and interesting, but I can’t vouch for them (yet).In no particular order, we have;
- Chocolate museum – I initially thought the building was a castle tower, that makes it cool already.
- Roman museum – the Romanischemuseum is right next to the Cathedral, and in hindsight I should probably have done them together. Expect to see lots of people peering through the glass walls.
- Düsseldorf – I wanted a day trip to Düsseldorf, but we ran out of time. There’s a boat trip along the Rhine which will take you there, or you can catch the train. Water is ALWAYS better, even if you might not have the most amazing views in the world. Cause lets be honest, who doesn’t love boats?
- Koelnmesse – this is a special one. I did visit koelnmesse, I actually went here for Gamescom. I dislike the whole queuing for food business, it was pretty horrific, but otherwise it was a great experience and really enjoyable for someone like me with a vested interest in the gaming scene. Same place next year? Who knows. If it’s your scene though, you should definitely give it a go.