We are a couple flying to Dusseldorf on 7 Nov for 4 nights for our anniversary and have already decided that we would like to stay in Cologne for the duration, (but maybe spend half day in Dusseldorf?)
Would love some help please about what type of train ticket to get, that would get us from airport to Cologne return and in and around Cologne on trams, costs etc. should we do this separately? We love pubs, and bars, music, people watching and a bit of sightseeing/history of the city. We like nice hearty food at this time of the year too! I have heard about the Kolsh bars and keen to go, although my husband loves Budweiser, not malty heavy beers, will he find something that suits him please? Also he is a smoker, so any recommendations for comfortable outside places with heaters would be most welcome.
We are planning to stay in the Alstadt Nord area about 10 mins from the Dom, is this a good location?
Have few things planned like the Dom, thermal baths, Roman and Ludwig museums as well as the cable car trip for views (husband loves photography) but if there is anything else that people highly recommend, I would be very glad to hear from you. thanks for taking the time to read this long post! Helen