“We spent Christmas and New Year's at Kathleen and Hermann's home in Overath, just outside of Cologne. The house was very clean and welcoming. We also exchanged cars and it was easy to drive to the train station and go from there to Bonn, Dusseldorf, Cologne... They were very thorough with their instructions and very easy to communicate with them before, during and after the exchange. We highly recommend this home.”
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Where is it?
Located in a quiet suburban area, about 30 minutes from the Cologne Bonn airport, and 2 kilometers from 3 supermarkets and two picturesque towns, you will find everything you need. Cologne is 20 km away, a 20 minute drive, or half an hour with the train that runs every half hour directly to the center of Cologne where you can start your journey through its fascinating history starting with the Romans. (You can still see Roman ruins in many archeologically protected places as well as just part of the cityscape.) The Cathedral in Cologne is famous worldwide. If you like boats or trains, see the castles on a trip down the Rhine! There are several golf courses nearby as well as local fish ponds, herons, bullfinches, woodpeckers and many other birds.
This area is known for its thermal water and has several wonderful Therme (Spas) with saunas, whirlpools, and swimming pools - a wonderful way to relax. (Claudius Therme in Cologne and Mediterrana Therme about 15 minutes away).
A description of Cologne (Köln):
Overlooked by the gloriously Gothic Kölner Dom and packed with pretty houses, medieval gates and Romanesque churches, Cologne is a dream for history-lovers and architecture buffs.
Possibly the most famous building in Germany, the cathedral’s a must for any visit. And the top of the tower is the perfect vantage point from which to plan your next stop.
With a busy calendar of festivals and cultural events, there’s never a dull day in Cologne – from the Weiberfastnacht with its parades, masked balls and Rhenish-style partying, to the beautiful Christmas market with its twinkly lights and festive aromas of lebkuchen and glühwein.
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