Cologne and the Kolner Dom – An Evening Stroll


Yes, yes, it took a while.  In my defense, blogging and globetrotting at the same time isn’t horribly easy.  That said, here are the aforementioned pictures from my evening spent strolling around Cologne.  Now, this city isn’t all that high up on your average person’s list of shit to see in Europe.  Well, at least not on the same tier as Paris or Prague or Amsterdam and the like.  But frankly, it ought to be.  And if this post doesn’t convince you, well, then, nothing will.  Have a look.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

Crossing the Rhine

Cologne And Kolner Dom

Cologne And Kolner Dom

Pretty little sunset.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

And trust me, sunsets in Germany are hard to come by. Ze Germans see the sun like once a month….

Cologne And Kolner Dom

And now things get stupid pretty.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

In the evenings the whole Dom and pretty much everything around it are lit up. It’s an amazing sight.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Kolner Dom is ridiculous. See it before you die.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

The bridge with all the locks on it that we saw in my last post.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

Cologne And Kolner Dom

Messing around. Long exposure with a train going by. Kinda like it.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

I’ll leave you with this.  I like the crowd walking by…

That’s all for this stint in Cologne, but it’s a safe bet that you’ll see more of it before my stay in Germany reaches its conclusion.  Come back soon for some pictures of Bruges, Belgium.

Don’t be a stranger.

-B. Littleton

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8 responses to “Cologne and the Kolner Dom – An Evening Stroll

  1. Beautiful photos! We’re trying to finish up the planning of a two week mother/daughter trip to Europe with a couple days in Cologne, and I’ve been struggling to find what to do besides sightseeing. If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate them!

    • Cologne is a beautiful city. You should certainly set aside an entire day to just look around. Especially if the weather is nice, spend an hour walking through the Kolner Dom and walking through town and along the Rhine. I’ve been there many times and i still can’t get enough.

      There are also countless museums in the area, this one here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_Ludwig …. is a great art museum. Grab a few beers in one of the countless beer gardens. You can also take a boat trip on the Rhine and see the city that way, they’re not too expensive.

      Also, Dusseldorf and Aachen are both less than an hour away from Cologne by train, and are certainly worth seeing them selves :).

      Good luck, hope you enjoy the trip 😀

  2. Amazing! Thanks so much for posting this. I especially like the sunset photos.

    Random dorky question: Do you happen to know what kind of lights they use to light up the Dom? I bet they’re LEDs…

  3. Thanks for sharing your travel photos. Cologne is probably my favorite city in NRW. Lots to see and do. Like many things, you really have to see the Dom in person to appreciate how massive it is. I remember the first time I stepped out of the Hauptbahnhof and being amazed how large the Dom actually was.

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