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Old Nov 3, 18, 2:55 pm
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Cologne

Going to Cologne on the 22nd of Dec for 2 days, any suggestions are much appreciated
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Old Nov 4, 18, 3:25 am
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Hi egoud and welcome to flyertalk.

Any specific areas of interest like dining, hotels, visiting the area or museums etc...? Your question is a bit broad...
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Old Nov 4, 18, 4:03 am
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I think there is a large church near the city centre. That may be worth checking out. At that time of year there may also be some outdoor stalls selling food, drink, and seasonal trinkets.
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Yeah, and that church is pretty old. It's close to a big train station.
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I've enjoyed the Cologne Christmas Markets but I've not been there that late in December.

I found the Römisch-Germanisches Museum near the cathedral to be very interesting. Stuff from the days when it was a Roman town.

And go have a Kölsch -- Früh am Dom is the closest to the cathedral, Pfäffgen on Friesenstraße or Malzmühle at Heumarkt are better beers
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Old Nov 5, 18, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
I think there is a large church near the city centre. That may be worth checking out. At that time of year there may also be some outdoor stalls selling food, drink, and seasonal trinkets.
Do you talk about Groß St. Martin or St. Andreas?
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Do you talk about Groß St. Martin or St. Andreas?
Haha! No, I meant the slightly larger one. It is a bit blackened but should be visible from many parts of the city.
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Old Nov 5, 18, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
Haha! No, I meant the slightly larger one. It is a bit blackened but should be visible from many parts of the city.
Ah, St. Petrus. Yes, may be visionable......

Regarding the OPs question it´s really hard without more Information.
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Ah, St. Petrus. Yes, may be visionable......

Regarding the OPs question it´s really hard without more Information.
I'm impressed with your knowledge of Cologne's houses of worship!
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Old Nov 5, 18, 3:55 pm
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I'm impressed with your knowledge of Cologne's houses of worship!
I raised up with weekend tours like "Die romanischen Kirchen von Köln" No fear, I know this one doesn´t belong to them….
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Stroll the pedestrian mall, drink gluhwein bought from one of the outdoor vendors.

Do not, repeat do not remark that you really don't like Kolsch bier in a crowded bar, unless you want to relive the scene from Frankenstein where the villagers came out with pitchforks and torches. (Not that I am speaking from personal experience of course, and on a completely separate note, one day I hope to be allowed to return to Koln.)
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Originally Posted by TheMadBrewer View Post
I've enjoyed the Cologne Christmas Markets but I've not been there that late in December.

I found the Römisch-Germanisches Museum near the cathedral to be very interesting. Stuff from the days when it was a Roman town.

And go have a Kölsch -- Früh am Dom is the closest to the cathedral, Pfäffgen on Friesenstraße or Malzmühle at Heumarkt are better beers
The Christmas markets in Cologne are open through the 23rd.
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It seems this poster is also going to Japan with no plans on what to do. Wondering if we are being trolled.
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
It seems this poster is also going to Japan with no plans on what to do. Wondering if we are being trolled.
Possibly. But to be fair many answers here were also not 100% serious
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Are you pulling my leg again?
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