We arrived at Cologne at around 8.00 am on 12 April after sailing down the Rhine past some beautiful country. The river is very busy with barges passing all the time. River banks are very green with lots of very fat cows and sheep grazing. Because the weather was so good the locals were out in force, walking, running, riding bikes, fishing or just relaxing by the river banks.
These are some of the older houses still standing in Cologne - very cute.
The cathedral was magnificent - as they all are - but I found this part of the floor really interesting - another quilt? I don't think so!
I hope you are fascinated, as was I, with the contrast between the old and the new - the background shows the cathedral - and if you click on the photo to enlarge it you will see a very modern statue - unlike the others around the country!