• Cologne

    Additional Architectural Wonders in Europe

    by  • March 8, 2016 • Antwerp, Architecture, Basel, City Breaks, Cologne, Ljubljana, Paris, Vienna

    Celebrating the architectural genius of Frank Gehry and Richard Rogers (amongst others) across the European continent. I’ve written a few blogs now about Europe’s most distinctive and unusual buildings and each time I think I must surely have exhausted the subject, I come across another surreal structure. With previous blogs devoted to the unique...

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    City Breaks with a Sporting Sideline

    by  • January 12, 2016 • City Breaks, Cologne, Florence, Funchal, Geneva, Helsinki, Leipzig, Madeira, Prague, Sport, Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich

    From football to the Olympics, Europe’s sporting prowess extends to its museums. Once again, all the major stars of the football world descended on Zurich last night for the presentation of the coveted annual FIFA Ballon d’Or award. This year, the lucky recipient was Lionel Messi, with 2015 being the fifth time he’s lifted...

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    City Breaks with a Scintilla of Science on the Side

    by  • January 10, 2016 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Children, City Breaks, Cologne, Exhibitions, Florence, Geneva, Paris

    From Planetariums to Particle Physics, Europe boasts a sensational array of science centres. When discussing the virtues and attractions of Europe’s principal cities, much is made of the historical, political and religious monuments and stunning architecture, the fabulous cultural institutions devoted to art, music and theatre, the rivers and canals that carve their watery...

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    Marathon Aspirations

    by  • December 27, 2015 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cannes, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Girona, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madeira, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, New York, Nice, Oslo, Palermo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Salzburg, San Sebastian, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tromso, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zagreb, Zurich

    Start 2016 with a spring in your step and a place in one of Europe’s city marathons. If your festive indulgences have left you approaching 2016 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get in shape, then it’s more than likely that you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start the New Year, it’s often...

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    Cologne is a very Special Place to be this Christmas

    by  • December 16, 2015 • Art, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Cologne, Exhibitions, Food & Drink

    With its Christmas Markets and cultural riches, Cologne reigns supreme this wintertime. Christmas is a magical time of year to be in Cologne, with the larger of its seven annual Christmas Markets taking place in and around the mighty Kölner Dom. Germany’s number one tourist attraction, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and undisputed backdrop...

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    Celebrating German Unity Day

    by  • October 3, 2014 • Art, Berlin, City Breaks, Cologne, Dresden, Festivals, Frankfurt, Munich

    Special Events in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Dresden & Cologne. October 3rd marks German Unity Day, commemorating the anniversary of German reunification in 1990 when the former GDR officially joined the Federal Republic of Germany. Many often consider the 9th of November, 1989, the day upon which the Berlin Wall fell, as the moment when...

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    Visit Cologne for Culture – and Plenty of Shopping…

    by  • March 18, 2014 • City Breaks, Cologne, Culture Breaks, Religious Sites

    Cologne attracts a great number of British visitors at Christmas Market time, when the city is renowned for its magical festive atmosphere.  Cologne is, however, worth a visit at any time of year – Germany’s fourth largest city has plenty to attract every tourist, whatever their particular interest. Cologne’s famous cathedral dominates the city’s...

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    Motivation for a Marathon

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Moscow, Naples, Nice, Oslo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Salzburg, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw

    If your Christmas indulgences have left you entering 2014 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get fit, then you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start your year, it’s often difficult to keep the training motivation levels high when the cold and dreary January weather offers little of an incentive to get outside and...

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