Cologne: so good they named it twice. Köln, as the Germans insist on calling it, is a bustling city. Still scarred from the effects of WW11-the rebuild seems never ending-it boasts a famous cathedral and, no doubt, some other cultural highlights. However, the important question is, as always, is it worth visiting? That means, of course, what’s it like for a drink? The good news is that it scores well in that regard. Yes, I like Köln. If Dusseldorf is the older, steady brother, then Köln is its slightly rebellious younger sibling. Of the two, I’d prefer to be having a nightcap in Köln rather than facing another Alt in Dusseldorf.
|The Torture Chamber|
|Not so tortuous inside|
|Can I have a bigger measure?|
|Now you're talking|
|I think it's autumn|
|Right who's paying for this lot?|
|The Kaiser 1913|
|The Kaiser 2013|
|Midnight and the beer's still flowing|
|2 German CAMRA members|
If you haven’t been to Köln, then you need to go and if you have been, you need to go again.