We have spent the Valentines weekend away.
We also spent it surrounded by 250,000 other people! Or what felt like it!
We did know the Karneval was on...
we knew it was popular...
however, nothing quite prepares you for the reality of it!!!
So where do you think we went?
Couple of clues...
...Twin spired Gothic church?
We flew to Cologne!
We arrived mid afternoon Friday and were in need of sustenance so we tried to find a restaurant but the ones we fancied...everyone else did....so they were full!
Hey ho....join in with the rest and have a Kolsch! The lager/bier in Cologne is called kolsch NOT bier....you get funny looks if you ask for simply bier! lol Brauhaus Sion was our first kolsch pub....it was packed and we managed to grab a small table for two.
It's served in small .2ltr glasses in the bars and there are quite a lot of bars and I don't know how many different breweries making kolsch!
Everyone does fancy dress....even if it's only a hat....but most do go the whole hog...
or cow! lol
I'll share some more tomorrow.
Thanks for looking