Wednesday, April 20th
Still motoring up the Rhine river until lunch. I spent most of the morning knitting in the lounge.
After lunch there was a city tour of Koln (Cologne). The big tourist attraction was the Kolner Dom (the cathedral). It is HUGE, started during the 1200's and finished 600 years later in the 1800's. Bombed and fired somewhat during WWII, also damaged by air polution... it is always under repair. The huge gold reliquary is said to contain the remains of the three kings who presented gifts to Christ when he was born.
Our tour guide, Alex, is sick but doing a pretty good job nonetheless.
Back on board there was a talk about "Modern Germany"... politics, etc.