My weekly ramble
This used to be our neighborhood. We moved to this “Veedel” (which means a city district in the local dialect) of Cologne in 2001, that was the first apartment my husband and I lived together. In November 2005 we bought our house in the same neighborhood. Both our kids were born while we lived in Ehrenfeld, so this place is a big part of my idea of home.
This summer my husband and I got to spend a day walking through these familiar streets and visiting our house and our tenants. We had a lovely, extensive German breakfast in on of our favorite places “Café Goldmund”. There we met an old friend, who plastered our whole house back in 2005 and saw a girl with a surfboard – in the middle of the city! And Cologne does not have an “Eisbachwelle” like Munich.
One of the biggest parties in Ehrenfeld is the “Körnerstraßenfest”, which takes place every year in July. It is organized by the residents of the street and there are plenty of flea market like booths, shops and cafés are open, bands play throughout the day and into the night. There is lots of dancing in the street and it is great fun.
Anywhere you walk in Ehrenfeld, you might get a great glance at the “Colonius”, the telecommunication tower of Cologne.
You cannot visit Cologne and not have a “Kölsch”! That’s why we stopped at the Neptunplatz and sat in sun in front of the “Neptunbad” (my absolute favorite Sauna & Spa) sipping this yummy, clear and top-fermenting beer.
Germans are kind of obsessed with non-alcoholic drinks in cool, fancy bottles. Here are only two examples:
It was a lovely summer day, just the two of us and I cherish this time a lot. I love coming back to this place and knowing it’ll be always in my heart.
Don’t forget to check out Jo’s Monday walk here.
And thanks to Sarah at Extraordinary Chaos, Claire at Tin Box Traveller and Karen at Mini Travellers who just won Best Family Traveller Blogger in the prestigious MAD blog awards, the MondayEscapes link-up will continue. Check out all the cool travel blogs!