"Man cannot discover new oceans
unless he has the courage to lose
sight of the shore!"
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
So, Cologne is Germany's fourth largest city. It is located on both sides of the Rhine River.
Cologne was founded and established in the first century AD, as the Roman Colonia. It was the capital of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and the headquarters of the military in the region until occupied by the Franks in 462. It is hard for me as a layman talk about the history of this city, the fact is that at each step may be seen its connection with the Roman Empire, which testifies long and rich history of this city.
Besides the Cologne Cathedral (I mentioned it in my previous post) there is also Romano Germanic Museum. Since it was closed on New Year's Eve, I couldn't enter and see a treasure which is exposed in it, I just looked a bit through the window and, you know, now I have a reason to come back :)!
St. Martin Church
Cologne has a lot of nice spots to visit, but this time we didn't want to spend a lot of time in sightseeing, our short stay we mainly dedicated to the Cathedral and stroll along the river. What a pleasure!
However, walking through the city we saw City hall, the St. Martin Church, 4711 House (house of Cologne-scent) and ...... finally welcoming the New Year. The people were constantly arriving on the banks of the river and on the bridges to make fireworks to welcome the New Year.