History – Eau de Cologne

This week, I will be talking about Cologne….or as the actual German name: Köln. The first time I came here was back in 2007 when I was visiting my Tia Meni for the first time. She lives in a little village called Remscheid which is only about 30 minutes away from Köln.

MeAndCathedral
La Mari

 

MareikeAndSaskia
Mareike and Saskia

 

Now when you hear the word Cologne, I’m sure you start imagining….well, cologne. Cologne is the French name for the city. If you look at old bottles that say the words ‘eau de Cologne’ it literally means ‘water of Köln.’ It’s nothing complicated.

WaterOfCologne

Köln is also known for being the home of one of the tallest cathedral in the world.Cathedral2

It is absolutely gorgeous, and tall, and a workout to climb at over 300 feet and over 500 steps (the towers are actually over 500 feet). It is the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe and the second largest spires. But those two towers give the cathedral another standing at having the largest façade in the world.

The view from the cathedral
The view from the cathedral

Cologne has some other great attractions.  

Cycling and Drinking?!
Cycling and Drinking?!

You should check out the Lindt factory that’s right off the river:

Chocolate Fountain
Chocolate Fountain
mmmmmm cake....
mmmmmm cake….
Lola, Mareike, and Saskia at the Lindt Cafe
Lola, Mareike, and Saskia at the Lindt Cafe
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