Last Saturday we took the train up to Cologne, Germany. We went to see the huge cathedral there and the Lindt chocolate museum. It took a lot longer than we had anticipated to get there, but at least we got to travel along the Rhine River. We saw a ton of castles, and hills covered in vineyards. It was very scenic. We saw the Rhine river and its castles 2 years ago, so I didn't get many pics of the castles, except for this one we saw while we were waiting for our train at one stop. (Sorry the pic is so grainy!)
We left home at 7:30am and didn't get home until right before midnight; we were exhausted!!!
We went to the Lindt Chocolate museum first, which was so crowded we could hardly see anything in there. So, I don't have harldy any pics of it. I wish there hadn't been so many people so we could have enjoyed it more. We did get a little sample out of the chocolate fountain. We didn't even buy anything in the Lindt store because it's readily available in grocery stores here.
Next we walked to the huge Dom Cathedral. It's so huge that it's hard to judge how big it is by photos. You can read more about it here. The outside has been blackend by pollution, but I think that adds to its "look".
Here is a cuter part of Cologne:
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