Friday, 20 July 2007

Germany trip - Koln ( Cologne )

Cologne ( Koln ) ...... does this name sounds familiar ?? Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than 10 million inhabitants. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany, having been founded by the Romans in the year 30 BCE. Cologne was granted the status of a Roman "city" in the year 50 CE. Till today there is a bitter rivalry between Cologne and Dussedolf , as both of them are only 30km away and both fighting to be the dominant one. Cologne is a larger city , but not an economic power house as Dussedolf is. Cologne is also the birth place of the legendary 4711 eau de cologne....theres how the word came about..named after this beautiful city.

Koln famous dome....beautiful..and also the stained glass panels inside..

The birth house of Eau De Cologne ( direct translation Cologne Water )

Left : Beer Museum Right : K├Âlsch, the beer of Cologne. Brewed here since 874.

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