Time by the Rhine: the Bonn and Cologne podcast

What are some of the best things to do in Cologne and Bonn? We find out as we travel in Cologne and Bonn as part of a four-month trip through Germany.

To listen to the Bonn and Cologne podcast, hit play below or find episode 279 in iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud:

For #IndieGermany our plan was to spend 2-3 days with locals, then 3-4 days in a hotel or hostel… To see the local and touristy side of each city we visited. For Cologne, we cheated a bit and visited Cologne together with Bonn.

In Bonn…

Met our friend and host Richard at a nice bar... Light and warmth outside at midnight? Priceless.

We met our friend and host Richard at a nice bar… Light and warmth outside at midnight? Priceless.

Went to several museums including the Egyptology museum...

Went to several museums including the Egyptology museum

Unfortunately bad weather and flooding kept us off the river and away from the waterfront cafes.

Unfortunately bad weather and flooding kept us off the river and away from the waterfront cafes.

And in Cologne…

We stayed at the lovely Hostel Köln.

We stayed at the lovely Hostel Köln.

Enjoyed the largest gothic cathedral in the world...

Enjoyed the largest gothic cathedral in the world…

both inside and out.

both inside and out.

We did a walking tour by the river,

We did a walking tour by the river,

saw plenty of love locks,

saw plenty of love locks,

and enjoyed a cold Kölsch...

and enjoyed a cold Kölsch…

with some kölsch caviar (blood sausage for the rest of us!).

with some kölsch caviar (blood sausage for the rest of us!).

We really enjoyed the Kolumba religious art gallery...

We really enjoyed the Kolumba religious art gallery…

and a dash of chocolate at the chocolate museum.

and a dash of chocolate at the chocolate museum.

And a whole lot more! But we had to hit the rails with ACPRail and head to Dresden.

And a whole lot more! But we had to hit the rails with ACPRail and head to Dresden.

To hear all the stories — Craig’s birthday, the Belgian quarter, the best museum we’ve visited in Germany — hit play above or find episode 279 in iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.

Didn't find what you're looking for?

2 Responses to “Time by the Rhine: the Bonn and Cologne podcast”

  1. Karen July 2, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Looks like a whirlwind of a trip, but definitely a fun one! That blood sausage looked positively delicious. The cathedral looks incredibly impressive too! I could easily spend a couple hours if not the day there just taking pictures I’m sure. Thanks for sharing your travels!

    • Craig and Linda July 7, 2013 at 5:20 am #

      Hi Karen, thanks :) I’m sure you could lose a day in and around the cathedral without any problems at all! And when you’re flagging, there’s those excellent bars around!

Leave a Reply