More from the Forbidden City

That’s actually what they call each other! The Forbidden City – if you are from Dizzel it’s Cologne and I guess vice versa. A Hamburg acquaintance moved to Cologne and attended a party in Dizzel during her first week. She was handed a dark beer which is a speciality of Dizzel while Cologne brews light beer, so-called Kölsch. Still unfamiliar with the Great Beer War, she said, “Oh so there is dark Kölsch, too?” The Dizzelers were not amused.

So here’s some more impressions of Cologne.

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On a door they put a sticker which says in rhyme: “I advise you, lock the door, latest at 10 pm”.

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Advice stickers seem to be a thing because this imperative demands you to love your cats.

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This sign literally says “jewelery landscaping”. I suppose they want to say that this park is just for decorational purposes. Unlike all these other urban green areas in Cologne where people grow carrots (not).

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The allegedly best ice cream store has a grandiose ceiling and offers currant sorbet and caramel-salty-popcorn-chocolate flavor.

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A house facades with lots of heads

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