Hotel Review – Hotel Ibis Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof

Hotel Ibis Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof will be my last hotel review for this entire Germany-France trip which I am already missing so much, especially the gothic cathedrals and beautiful architectures.

As it was finally the last night remaining in Dusseldorf and we had to take the train or should I say metro, to the airport the following morning, we naturally picked Hotel Ibis Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof to stay in. (By the way, Hauptbahnhof actually means main railway station.)  Continue reading “Hotel Review – Hotel Ibis Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof”

7 Popular Cathedrals I Had Visited During My Germany – France Trip

There are countless famous cathedrals across Europe as the continent was steeped in religious history. I had my opportunity to visit some of these places of worship, which I have included to my travel itinerary from Germany to France. Even though you might not be a Christ believer, the doors are always open to welcome tourists alike.

The following gothic cathedrals are not listed according to any order and each of them are considered well known with a rich history to share. Let me know which have you visited?

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Hotel Review – Art’otel Cologne by Park Plaza, Germany

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While 25 Hours Hotel Das Tours, Dusseldorf  was warm, cozy & furnished in German-French vintage style, Art’otel Cologne by Park Plaza on the other hand showcased modern, minimalist and stylish design.

Getting to Art’otel Cologne by Park Plaza was rather convenient as it only took less than 10 minutes by bus 133 from Cologne Hauptbahnhof Main Train Station. Being located along the Rheinauhafen district, the Old Town and a museum was just few minutes walk away. Not forgetting the Lindt Chocolate Museum which was about 3 minutes walk across the Rhine River. Continue reading “Hotel Review – Art’otel Cologne by Park Plaza, Germany”

Hotel Review – 25 Hours Hotel Das Tour, Dusseldorf, Germany

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After the dreadful 13 hours ride in a direct flight aircraft, the first thing most of us would like to do would be to check in into the hotel room. With the freezing weather and the sky was about to turn dark for nightfall, I was thankful 25 Hours Hotel Dusseldorf was about 5 mins walk from Wehrhahn Station.

The interior was pretty much German-French inspired with retro/vintage furnishings as well as the metal frames of Eiffel Tower. A large Christmas tree was set up and there were fresh flowers and trinkets on sale due to festive seasons. For those whom would love to chill, coffee and cakes are available at the lobby’s mini Café La Tour. Continue reading “Hotel Review – 25 Hours Hotel Das Tour, Dusseldorf, Germany”

Lindt Chocolate Museum, Cologne

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It was Day 11 of my Germany-France trip and having visited the famous Cologne Cathedral + plenty of shopping the day before, it was time to make a trip to a place that makes me smile and hungry at the same time. 

Lindt Chocolate Museum, also known as “Schokoladen Museum” was added on to my place-to-go list since I am a sucker for anything chocolate. I sure was glad the location was just about 5 mins walk from Art Otel Cologne, the place I was lodging.

Greeted by 3 Lindt “Chocolate Bears” at the entrance, I couldn’t helped but to take a picture with them. The place sure was huge inside! I was already eyeing the retail store as well the chocolate themed café even before I had gotten my tickets to enter. Continue reading “Lindt Chocolate Museum, Cologne”