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24 Hours in Cologne

bright red wall and red german signposts

mirror menu hippy cafe cologne

lock bridge cologne germany metal love locks

bright green and red building cologne

green fold out chairs cafe wooden

church and houses cologne

 

 

Köln

What would you do with 24 hours in a new city? For me, it’s all about maximising my feet and getting exploring. Of course, when I’m discovering somewhere new, I’m colour-hunting all the way. Remember my colourful trip to Amsterdam? Following in the footsteps of ultimate colour-lover and traveller Will, having something to look for and find makes the discovery process all the more worthwhile. What would you be on the look out for?

The results of a quick Google of Cologne were very promising indeed; bright pastel-coloured houses in front of a church, a triple arching bridge that looked spectacular at night and of course the famous Rhine river. So when, on my first venture out of my Courtyard Hotel room with travel buddy Rosie, I didn’t find much beyond a huge outdoor play area, I knew there was more to find. Time to turn the other way!

Navigating a new city without internet required a bit of unexpected brain power but in hindsight that was no bad thing! It reminded me that my sense of direction is a trait worth patting myself on the back for, plus nearly getting run over by a lorry and loosing half the group in the Cathedral it made for an even more interesting adventure!

Here’s what I discovered when colour hunting in Cologne, Germany last week!

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yellow bike parked courtyard cologne

colourful houses fountain man with dog cologne

green bike and yellow scooter in cologne

flower pots on a metal gate church cologne

german yellow postmans cart

cologne beach rhine river spit of sand

mooring ropes quayside harbour

rhine river boat cologne

blue bicycle with a brown leather saddle

blue pillars underground space

black and white walkways bridge cologne

Thank you to The Courtyard Hotel for hosting us for the night!

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  • Maria April 12, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Cologne looks beautiful, I really want to visit the cathedral and the chocolate museum, haha!

    Maria xxx

  • Lindsay April 7, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Stunning color photos! Cologne looks magical in Spring! xo

    http://www.blushandrose.blogspot.com

  • winnie April 6, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    I really do need to make a visit over to Germany at some point. One of my friends is from Munich so all the more reason to visit! I love your shots from Cologne Lucy – I kind of want to get a picture next to the signpost pointing towards ‘Nippes’ – deary me!

  • Milli April 6, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    I’ve always reserved Cologne as a Christmas location because of the markets, but it looks so pretty in your pictures I may have to rethink and visit in Spring! (Or just both because yay christmas markets) Xx