Travel to Cologne, Germany + Burg Castle

Cologne Germany

The first time I visited Germany I was still a teenager. I traveled to Frankfurt, Germany where I quickly fell in love with the city’s organized look and spotless streets. I had strong hopes of living there someday. Although this didn’t happen, I was more than excited to take a trip with the family to Cologne, Germany.

Funny story, right after we decided to take this trip my husband lost his drivers license, so I drove the whole family (sounds like we are such a big family, but what I mean is my husband, our daughter and I) from The Hague, the Netherlands to Cologne, Germany. I had never driven in Europe before, so this was my first time. I had only ever driven in California, so this was an entirely different experience for me.

OK, first things first. Once we entered Germany, I was shocked by how fast everyone was driving. I thought that the police must be quite busy giving tickets to nearly everyone going over 200 km/h (124 mph). I know, that’s crazy! What’s even crazier is that Germany doesn’t have speed limits!!! I only learned this after speaking with my dad when we returned home, imagine my surprise. Am I the last one to know about this?

Anywho, it took us a little over 2 hours to get to our hotel on Saturday evening. After checking in, we went to dinner and then back to the hotel. The next day we spent strolling through the city.

Where we went?

Cologne, Germany

Kolner Dom

Cologne Germany Cathedral

Kolner Dom Cathedral

The first place we went to see is Kolner Dom. The cathedral is the second highest building and the most popular place to visit in Cologne. During WWII a large part of the city was destroyed, but the cathedral remained. It is quite an impressive sight!

Chocolate museum in Cologne Germany

Schokoladenmuseum

Next stop was the Schokoladenmuseum (Chocolate Museum). I felt like this was right up my alley. While we were there, we get to sample some delicious chocolates and learn the history and process of making chocolate. Yum!
At last, we went to Old Town and had some lunch at one of the many restaurants along the river.

The old town in Cologne, Germany

A trip to Cologne Germany

Cologne Germany Old town

Cologne Germany

From Cologne, we drove to Burg Castle in Solingen, which is the largest reconstructed castle and another popular place to visit in Germany. Check out the pictures below from Burg Castle.

Burg Castle

A trip to Burg Castle

Burg Castle

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burg castle

Inside Burg Castle

burg castle

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  1. Monique | WritingMonique wrote:

    Amazing! The Cathedral looks amazing!
    WritingMonique

    Posted 6.28.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      Yes, it’s truly magnificent. 🙂

      Posted 6.30.16 Reply
  2. Tamara wrote:

    Wow! These pictures are breathtaking! I hope I’ll get the chance to visit it!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      Thank you 🙂 I’m glad you like the pictures.

      Posted 6.30.16 Reply
  3. Trang Do wrote:

    Great photos!! Amazing places!!
    Xoxo,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 6.30.16 Reply
  4. Maray wrote:

    Beautiful place! Kisses 🙂

    http://www.alasdeangel.net

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  5. Fiona wrote:

    This is soooo cool! I live very close to Cologne 🙂 Love you beautiful images. You captured Germany so good 🙂
    xx Fiona THEDASHINGRIDER.com

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      You’re so lucky! I love Germany, definitely want to go back there soon 🙂

      Posted 7.8.16 Reply
  6. Kendra wrote:

    So beautiful! I’m heading to Germany soon, so love seeing all these pictures and getting ideas on what to do!

    http://www.kendrascruggs.com

    Posted 7.5.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      That’s great! I’m glad this post can give you some ideas. Hope you have a lovely time in Germany 🙂

      Posted 7.8.16 Reply
  7. Mallory wrote:

    Love your blog! Thanks for sharing these photos 🙂

    mallory
    http://www.the-drifter.com

    Posted 7.5.16 Reply
  8. Taylor wrote:

    Looks like an amazing trip, I’m dying to go to Germany!
    Beautiful photos!
    xo.
    http://www.itswhatsin.com

    Posted 7.6.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      Thank you, it was pretty great. I can’t wait to go back there 🙂

      Posted 7.8.16 Reply
  9. Sia Foch wrote:

    Love this post, perfect atmosphere!

    -xx, Sia
    http://www.siafoch.com

    Posted 7.7.16 Reply
  10. Valentina wrote:

    Great pics. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

    Kisses from Berlin
    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

    Posted 7.9.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      Thank you, it was a great trip.

      Posted 7.12.16 Reply
  11. missgetaway wrote:

    I’m from Austria but I’m also always surprised when we enter Germany because they’re driving like maniacs. I mean duh, 200 km/h – that is WAY too much. i’m such a anxious little baby when it comes to driving in cars. 😀
    I’ve never been to Cologne though. Your pictures look so lovely and make me want to go there asap!

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    Posted 7.13.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      That’s how I feel about driving too 🙂 Other than the crazy driving Cologne is a lovely city, hope you get to visit it soon.

      Posted 7.14.16 Reply