Comments on: Cologne, Germany http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 14 May 2014 20:13:52 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: matilda http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-730575 matilda Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:56:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-730575 I have just stumbled upon your blog researching travelling to Cologne with kids. I was just wondering which hotel did you stay at during your Cologne visit? I have two children 4yrs and 9mths and am trying to find a hotel suitable.

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By: Jems http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-408302 Jems Thu, 08 Nov 2012 04:05:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-408302 ♥Expressions of love Campaign.
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By: Vanessa http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-365597 Vanessa Sat, 23 Jun 2012 16:59:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-365597 I stumbled upon your blog via the painted piano (we are about to get a older console, I am considering painting it, love the green piano).
I am from Cologne, but now live in the US. Thanks for sharing photos. I miss the food the most!
Cologne is a great city. Another good city to visit would be Hamburg. I agree with another poster try Bavaria, it is very different, but beautiful.
Enjoy your time in Europe, and keep on traveling.

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By: Katja http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-344507 Katja Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:07:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-344507 I adore your blog and your travel experiences with the whole family! One idea for upcoming travel plans: If you’re into christmas markets, I’d recommend you to spend some pre-christmas time (in Germany we call it “Adventszeit”) in Nürnberg. The city even has the two dots you’re in love with. ;-)
The Christkindlesmarkt in Nürnberg is the most traditional and most beautiful German christmas market. And that’s not only my private opinion: It’s opening ceremony is broadcasted live in German TV. The franconian (aka North Bavarian) specialities like Bratwürste, Lebkuchen, Heidelbeerglühwein are totally from another world a perfect winter-delights….
Here you can check some pictures of the Christkindelsmarkt:
http://www.christkindlesmarkt.de/english/index.php?navi=1&rid=10

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By: Joan http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-344268 Joan Fri, 24 Feb 2012 04:54:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-344268 St. Peter’s in Rome is the largest cathedral in Europe, or the world for that matter. Not the tallest, but the largest, by volume and the square footage of it’s footprint. The cathedral in Seville, Spain is second. Cologne’s cathedral is a bit farther down the list, hovering somewhere around 10th. Now, if you wanna talk height, then the Cathedral in Ulm is tallest, with Cologne’s being the tallest Catholic church.

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By: Penni Abbott http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-343821 Penni Abbott Wed, 22 Feb 2012 03:19:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-343821 I was so intrigued by your post. I love the stories about the locks. We leave for a river cruise down the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel.. I plan to take a couple of locks with us to add to the collection. Such a clever idea. Thanks for your post.

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By: Angela http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-343346 Angela Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:15:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-343346 I second that: St Peter’s in Rome is the biggest cathedral in the world.
We recently spent one afternoon in Koln and we loved the cathedral. Followed by a visit of the Lego store (kids choice) and Muji store. Good memories!

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By: Anne http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-343114 Anne Fri, 17 Feb 2012 13:39:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-343114 Your post made me smile. Funny: One of the first things my father told us about the English and Americans is their different concept of thinking names. They would say “The name of the city IS Cologne, but the people living there call it Köln” (–> “fun fact” :)
Whereas our European way of thinking is “The name of the city is Köln, but many people from other countries call it Cologne”
I’m glad you enjoyed your time there. Wishing you many more happy adventures for your next months!

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By: Kt http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-333082 Kt Sun, 15 Jan 2012 05:55:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-333082 After reading this, I found (and bought) a heart-shaped padlock at an antique store. Now I just have to drag hubby to Europe!

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By: Anita http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-331989 Anita Sun, 08 Jan 2012 23:02:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-331989 Since you mention “largest” cathedral vs tallest…I’m wondering if that would be Duomo di Milano…obviously in Milan. It. Is. Stunning. You can go all the way to the top and literally walk on the roof for a panoramic view of Milan. My oldest son has been stationed in Germany for over 9 years. For my spring trip this year, my daughter and her then 14 month old son also went. The best way to travel throughout Germany (and Europe!) is with someone who knows the language(s) (son is multilingual) and is used to driving there! I’ve had a blast every time and LOVE Germany. I’m glad you took the trip!

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By: Jamie Wilson http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-331544 Jamie Wilson Fri, 06 Jan 2012 15:54:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-331544 Germany is wonderful. It is my first home and although I grew up in Southern Germany, I must say that Berlin is my favorite city! So much history and diversity. If you travel to the German capital please try donner, curry wurst and of course you can’t go to Germany without getting a Pretzel with butter.
You can’t go wrong with Baveria though. Munich and Garmisch Partenkirchen are some of my favorite places as well.
I am so envious of all of your travels, but enjoy reading and seeing pictures.

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By: Neda http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-329978 Neda Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:00:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-329978 Looks like an amazing trip! We have not been to Cologne but did take a trip to the Garmisch area last year, with a day trip to Munich. It was one of our best holidays. And the Germans were so helpful – we got lost on a train ride once and even the people who could not speak English were going out of their way to help us and show us how to get back. I cannot wait to explore more of Germany – bookmarking Cologne!

(Also, I think maybe you should have a Travel tab that lists all your wonderful trips, from places around Normandy to other countries. I know I keep coming back to your posts for inspiration!)

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By: Amanda http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-329975 Amanda Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:18:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-329975 Oh! 4711 was my grandmother’s scent. Makes me weepy, but happy.

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By: Christine http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-329846 Christine Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:26:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-329846 As everyone seems to recommend the south of Germany, I’d like to take up the cudgels for the north. Hamburg is gorgeous, there’s so much to see there, the people and the food are awesome – and if you’ll have the tiniest little bit of time, I’d head for the coast, meet the people there, go for a walk through the Wadden Sea (and maybe be brave enough to eat a lugworm too as the guides will test the bravest visitors ;)), watch the beautiful landscape, enjoy the fresh breeze and of course a good cup of hot tea or a “Grog”. It’s not as cozy and stereotyped German as Bavaria may be, but lovely as can be.

(I don’t know if it was mentioned here and I missed it, but the locks are put to the bridges by couples and their keys are thrown into the river to let the love lasts as long as the lock will stay at the bridge – forever *sigh* :-))

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By: Nicole http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-329843 Nicole Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:14:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-329843 When I was in Cologne I was told that after fastening the lock to the bridge you were supposed to throw the key into the water so that you were forever bound by the lock.

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By: Nicole Smit http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-329833 Nicole Smit Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:28:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-329833 Welcome to Germany! Great blog post! Next time you come for a visit, head south to Bavaria! Everyone seems to overlook German food and the wonderful bakeries here. I think we have the best bakeries in Europe, but I’m a little bias! I’m not a fan of the extra 10lbs ;) Safe travels.

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By: Robin http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-329815 Robin Wed, 04 Jan 2012 18:57:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-329815 june is a doll!!!

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By: heidi garner http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-329795 heidi garner Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:13:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-329795 The Ludwig in koln. my favorite by far. when in highschool we used to get the cheap tickets on the weekend to the slow train just to go to the museum. i wish i had seen the other place too, but I love art. and i was like 16 so therefore dumb and single minded.

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By: Heather @ That Uncomfortable Itch http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-329792 Heather @ That Uncomfortable Itch Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:11:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-329792 I love the lock idea! What a lovely way to start the year.

I started reading your blog about a year ago and I have to say that it has been an influence in my life like few other things have been. Your thoughtfulness in all things ranging from parenting to beauty to vision has been an inspiration during a very difficult year. Thank you for sharing.

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By: Christina http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/cologne-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-329784 Christina Wed, 04 Jan 2012 16:13:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15569#comment-329784 I haven’t been very good at commenting lately. I seem to read in between daily tasks and run off to the next thing. I had to say today though- not sure if I’m overly emotional today but- this post made me tear up a bit. I love that your family isn’t good at keeping secrets and that you all shared your wishes for 2012 with each other. I’ve seen photos of that place before – how cool that you and your family were THERE! Your family photos at Christmstime were priceless. So creative and wonderful! Thanks for sharing all that you do.

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