Sightseeing at home | A trip to Cologne

















Have your ever tried to see your hometown through the eyes of a tourist? Probably not. Over the last week I had a really good friend from the south of Germany staying at my place and we did a huge sightseeing tour visiting all the different cities and attractions in my area – it was pretty amazing to turn into a tourist for a week and to walk around taking pictures of the cities I thought I would know so well – on our day trips I discovered there was a lot more to them than I’d already known. One of my favourite trips was our trip to Cologne and Düsseldorf. I was really excited because I hadn’t been there in a while and because these are two cities I love visiting.
We took the train quite early in the morning (and when I say early I mean 10-ish) and went to Cologne first. First we took the stairs up to the top of the Cologne Cathedral (which is a great idea for an intense workout by the way) from where we had a stunning view over the city. Afterwards we went on a hop on hop off bus tour to see the different parts of the city ( I didn’t even know all of them). After seeing at least 12 different churches we got off the bus to do some shopping – there were way too many tempting sales. We finished off the day by taking the train to Düsseldorf where we had dinner at a restaurant with a beautiful view over the sunset – the Rhein promenade is definitely the part I love most about Düsseldorf, there isn’t a place more beautiful where you can enjoy a long evening walk or have a great chat over dinner with your friends.
I certainly had a really fun time exploring my area as a tourist – even if you think you’ve seen everything there is still something left to discover. Sometimes you don’t have to travel far to find beauty and to find new inspiration.
Have you ever been to Cologne and Düsseldorf? Leave a comment. x
  • These are some lovely photos. You commented over on my blog saying you found quality photos difficult but these are great! Really good post, I love the love locks xx

  • great pictures!


  • thank you! <3

  • Wow the pictures are beautiful, thanks for sharing your blog post always cheer me up:) Can we follow each other’s blog to support each other?:) please let me know if you are interested so I can follow your blog back:)


  • Wow, beautiful photos! I like to visit one day 🙂 Thanks a lot for the lovely comment on my blog 🙂 If you want to follow each other, let me know on my blog 🙂

  • Thank you, that makes me really happy! 🙂 x Sure I would love that <3

  • Thank you! 🙂 You should definitely visit Germany, there are some pretty amazing things to see. 🙂 You're welcome <3

  • hank you so much! xx The love locks are really cute, it's the first thing you see when you go to Cologne by train. 🙂

  • wow how gorgeous is that city! I love the third photo the most. It looked like from a futuristic world!


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