Cologne Places: Schamong Kaffee

Cologne Places: Schamong Kaffee

Besides the better known and more easily approachable places in the center and old town of Cologne, there are of course numerous spots all over the town that locals hold in high regards. For caffeine aficionados the place to go is definitely Schamong Kaffee in the...
May Day in Cologne

May Day in Cologne

In Germany May 1st is one of three federal holidays that is not a religious one. The other two would be New Years Day on January 1st and German Unity Day on October 3rd. While May 1st being known as Labor Day, the night before on April 30th, also has a special and...
Speaking of bicycles…

Speaking of bicycles…

A guided walking tour that usually starts right at the docking station of the river cruise ship can be quite a challenge in the old town of Cologne. The boardwalk is not only used by pedestrians to casually stroll around but also highly frequented by bicycle riders....
1st Bicycle Tour of the Year

1st Bicycle Tour of the Year

As the weather in Germany is kind of unpredictable, we were happy to see, that the first guided bicycle tour of the season yesterday could be done with temperatures around 19°C (66°F), which is a nice spring day for Cologne. As river cruise ships usually dock at the...