Based on my plans so far, I have a few questions...
Day 1 - explore Cologne (Cathedral is a must, look in some shops, have a beer); early dinner, concert (Radiohead) at Lanxess Arena, go for a beer/snack after the concert.
Day 2 - Rhine River cruise, dinner, bar/pub for the evening.
1) What area would be good to stay in so we have a hotel that is in an entertaining area (ie. close to shops, bars etc), yet ideally a walkable distance from Lanxess Arena?
2) For our River cruise, is it ok to keep our hotel room in Cologne, then take the train to Koblenz, and be able to get back to Cologne the same day? Is this realistic? I've read the nicest part of the river is from Koblenz to Bonn. Any suggestions on this would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!