Weekend trips, and day trips rank pretty high on my priority list. ‘Why?’ you ask. Because, they require zero planning, satisfy your inner wanderlust, and are a breeze!
Europe, being the awesome continent that it is, lets you drive to neighbouring countries in the span of an hour or a few hours so that is something that I am thoroughly taking advantage of. Speaking of which, we decided to zip to Cologne last weekend for the husband’s college Europe mini-reunion. His best friend is a resident of Cologne, so we left it to him to plan our afternoon there because after all, locals know best!
No matter when you go to Cologne, no matter how short or long your trip is, the one thing that you absolutely have to see is the Kolner Dom or the Cologne Cathedral. It is one of the biggest Cathedrals in Europe, and it stands majestically right in the centre of the city. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and a renowned monument of German Catholicism, and Gothic architecture, which was declared a World Heritage site in 1996. It attracts around 20,000 people a day, and it is currently the tallest twin-spired church at 515 ft! What is beautiful about the cathedral despite its high footfall and busy days is the fact that it is so serene, and the footfall is managed in such an orderly manner!
We were also lucky to witness St. Chirstopher day in cologne, which is a big day for the LGBT community. There was a large, and peppy parade right outside the cathedral on the streets, the entire day!
Post the Kolner Dom, a short walk will lead you to the Rhine riverfront. The Rhine riverfront is a beautiful spot with several cruises departing from there. Additionally, right next to the cruise departure point, there is a bridge which is known for its love-locks. What is interesting is that, the bridge was not initially built anticipating the weight of the love locks. However, in due course due to the weight of the love locks, the bridge starting wearing down, and work had to be done in order to ensure safety whilst keeping the love-locks intact!
So that’s it about my mini adventure last weekend! I would love to hear about what you guys did last weekend, and what you plan to do this weekend, so write in to me via my blog or instagram!
Can’t wait to hear from you, and I’ll see you all very soon!
Hair: Lucio Coiffure
Ear cuffs: H&M
PS: I am off to a very exciting city, and one of my favorite cities in the world. Any guesses where? 😀