We had been worried about driving there, since we don’t have winter tires, but the weather couldn’t have been nicer (for winter, anyway). The drive was smooth and we made a stop in Cologne.
I’m glad I can finally say I’ve been to Cologne. The cathedral is impressive and the Christmas market was super cosy. However, I don’t think it lived up to its popularity.
On the next day we took nice walks around the city, with a coffee break and lunch to warm up. The stores closed at around 3pm and the streets emptied out, so we walked back to the apartment. Our plan was to stay in, cook dinner and drink champagne, but we still needed to shop. Everything was closed on our way, except for the grocery store around the corner. How lucky!
This NYE we watched the fireworks from our window.