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Parking in Cologne sucks!

Parking your vehicle in any city can be difficult, Cologne is no exception. If you are driving into or around Cologne looking for a free parking spot in the city center, forget it! It is always crowded and stressful.  Cologne consistently receives a large influx of tourists throughout the year. That, along with the locals…

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June 23, 2021

Cologne has some Beef!

Cologne is known for its local beer called Kolsch (amongst other amazing qualities). However, it is not only beer Cologne natives and newcomers enjoy. Food has also helped their reputation! See, it is necessary to mention other important points when it comes to Cologne and your dining experience. Hamburgers! What??  If you like hamburgers, you…

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May 27, 2021

Cologne nature walk

There are some remarkable places to visit in Cologne, especially if you get a chance to drift away from the urban areas. Locals and visitors are generally hungry for hidden jewels to explore.  The Wahn Heath, is an oasis of green recreation found just around the corner from the downtown crowds. There, you can find …

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March 26, 2021

How to order food in Cologne

Asking for the traditional “Halve Hahn” in Cologne for sure will cause some confusion for tourists, and even Germans alike. After seeing this on a menu, and looking it up in your dictionary, or more likely your translation app,  you’ll be excited to order “half a chicken”, and soon start the feast. If you are…

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March 18, 2021

Farina, time to smell nice!

Although the city of Cologne is known for its Gothic Cathedral, its perfumery tradition is well known (the German brand 4711 being the most famous of this type) and if you want to delve into its interesting history you can visit the Perfume Museum in the Casa Farina ( Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus in German). This site is located…

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March 11, 2021

Kiosk and Cologne

If there’s something in Cologne that you do not need to worry about finding, it is Kiosks, conveniently located throughout the entire city. Look over your shoulder, at every street corner, and you will find a Kiosk.   They are open conveniently late and are life savers during the summer days. “Netflix and chill” becomes…

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March 3, 2021

Chocolate Museum Cologne

  The city of Cologne (Köln), Germany is known worldwide for its impressive medieval Cathedral, but don’t be fooled. This city has a much more to share! Germany is undoubtedly known worldwide for its exquisite Beer, but even more of its tourists return home with suitcases filled with famous German chocolate! You can get a…

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August 15, 2020

Gay capital of Germany?

 The city of Cologne (Köln), Germany is known worldwide for its impressive medieval Cathedral and other historic sites, but don’t be fooled. This city has much more to share! Are you aware that Cologne is also known as “The Gay capital of Germany”? Cologne stands out as one of the most vibrant and inclusive cities for LGBTQI+ individuals in Europe, if not the world. For visitors, it offers a variety of bars, restaurants, clubs and other LGBTQ friendly shops all around the city. Phonix Sauna and Hennes Terrasse are some of the most renowned bars and restaurants in the city, among many others. There are two main sections in Cologne where you will find yourself to be in a happier area: Rudolfplatz, known locally as the “Bermuda Triangle”, has a more modern vibe with a selection of cafes, bars…

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July 12, 2020

Next time in Köln (Cologne)

Now that Spring is around the corner, outdoor activities become the new norm, especially in Köln (Cologne). Once you have finished visiting the obvious touristic spots, such as the Cologne Cathedral, you can relax and take in the sun next to the River Rhine. For you jocks out there, you can also play some sports,…

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March 24, 2020