Cologne certainly is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. I had heard a lot about it, so I was very curious to visit it and I must say it met my expectations! My travel partners and the nice day spent there also convinced me to go back there soon. This way I could also visit the Museum of Roman history and the Chocolate museum, which I only saw externally.
A very striking element, as soon as I arrived, was the Hohenzollernbridge, under which the Rhein flows and which links the main station and different destinations. In the past years it is often chosen by couples as a place where they can leave a lock as sign of their love.
From this bridge it is possible to see the Cathedral, which catches everybody’s attention with its big structure, the numerous details of the external facade and the interior stained glasses which, with the sunshines, create magical light effects. It is also one of the highest cathedrals worldwide (157m). You can walk to the top, where there is an amazing view of the city, but there is only one problem: so many staircases and no lift. It was worth it, anyway.
Another church close to the bridge and the road bringing to the chocolate museum is dedicated to San Martin. Externally it catches your attention, though the interiors are more simple and less than the main cathedral.
The point in which it is located is Alter Markt, where there are some places where you can stop to eat. From here you can also reach the townhall.
The water park is another interesting place, where you can jump on some stones, surrounded by warm water (at least when I was there, it was warm). For this reason, my travel partners took off their shoes to walk in the water (while I was taking pictures) to the astonishment of passers-by, who didn’t know the water was warm.