|Cologne (Koln)||2 Days|
We arrived in Cologne the morning after a major pop music festival in the city, so it was a MESS. We couldn't believe how much junk there was on the ground -- cans, bottles, McDonalds wrappers. It was disgusting. But, there was an ARMY of workers cleaning up the streets with brooms, water, and street-sweepers. After a few hours, the city was transformed.
Other than the mess and the Cologne House (where Cologne was invented), the city was a nice place to do nothing. By this point at the end of our trip, we were exhausted. It was nice to recover a little before returning home.