Christmas in Cologne
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November 25th, 2003 – by: hannajax
The city derived its name in 50 AD from Agrippina the younger, wife of the Emperor Claudius, who was born here. She asked for her home village to be elevated to the status of a colonia - a city under Roman law. It used to be referred to as Colonia, now called "Koeln" by its German natives.
i did a self guided tour, and also climbed the more than 500 winding stairs to the top of one of the two towers, to have a gorgeous view of the city below, and see the bells in the bell tower.
Following the visit to the cathedral I explored the Christmas market, snacked on roasted chestnuts and gingerbread, sipped that delicious mulled spiced wine, and bought Christmas presents.
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