Cologne Germany

The City of Cologne, Germany

In WWII the city of Cologne, Germany was all but wiped off the map. It was rebuilt, mostly in the 1950’s, as Veronika Miller put it, “purpose-built” in a very functional way. So you find a lot of contemporary buildings right next to old or old style buildings.  The city is charming, clean, efficient, and well-organized. There are a surprising number of impressive museums in walking distance from each other.  People walk everywhere and ride bikes, rather than drive as Americans are inclined to do. Here is a video that will give you an idea of what it might be like to walk around the city and take in a few museums.  The BlogTour group went to the German Museum of Sport and Olympic, The Romisch-Germanisches Museum (built directly over where an entire buried ancient Roman CITY was found, with treasures aplenty in tact, during an excavation for a new subway stop next door to the magnificent Cologne Dom cathedral), and The MAKK Museum. (There is also a chocolate museum not included in the photos). If you have been following the BlogTour posts, you may be one of the many who have asked what the city of Cologne is like, so I have prepared about a 4 minute video tour of this beautiful city:

Window Shopping in Cologne- Fashion Forward? You Decide:

Your mother always said… “if you can’t think of anything nice to say….” You know the drill. So here we go on a little window shopping tour of the fashions in Cologne and I will warn you in advance that this video could be considered Rated R if you are an American:

 “…” That’s all I could say: “…”

Leanne, I see why you refrained from shopping when your suitcase didn’t make it to Cologne.  At first glance I thought it was a joke, but many stores later realized otherwise… as I reminded myself that BlogTour was being held in Cologne for INTERIOR DESIGN enrichment, not fashion….

 Cologne is a great city to which I will definitely return. Maybe I will just pack a carry on bag just to be on the safe side.

All photography by Courtney Price

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Comments

  1. Love your video skills. You really did take a lot of pictures, i can’t believe you got all that “fashion”!

  2. wao!! You made this video on your own!!?? So impressed lady! You are multi-talented. What a beautiful city.

  3. Wow these videos are great Courtney! The city is magnificent! And the fashion I’d have to say is awful. Or maybe I’m just not young enough to wear that stuff…ha! Thanks for sharing these videos.

    Donna

  4. Wow Courtney – I watched both videos in their entirety, and they are EXCELLENT! I got emotional watching the Cologne city tour – so soo beautiful. The “fashion” video made me laugh: that one male mannequin with the rude expression is priceless!!

  5. For the record, I found boxers for my boys and pajamas for me on sale for very cheap. And the quality was good. As to women’s clothing, meh! Not for me. Great job on the vid & pics.

  6. Unfortunately, one can’t watch your videos here in Germany (due to some crazy laws dealing with rights to use music without paying to GEMA…). I would have loved to see your view of “my” city. Talking about fashion: Yes, Cologne is not known for being elegant… And it is certainly more successful to not shop in the city centre for fashion… You might get an idea about the way of clothing here when checking out a friends blog:
    http://anders-anziehen.blogspot.de/
    Actually, judged by German standards, Cologne might be the least organized and clean German city… very happy, that you had the impression, though.
    Greetings from Cologne! Bele

    • Elke, thanks for this, I love seeing the fashion on your friend’s blog. I look forward to coming back to Cologne and also exploring other areas of Germany as well. Appreciate your comment!

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