I'm considering visiting Cologne for my 2014 holiday and I'm wondering a couple of things.
1. Would you recommend flying in or taking a train? I kind of dislike long train rides, but would consider it if it would give me a significant budget saving.
2. I like good weather like anyone else, but I am bad at dealing with particularly hot summer weather -- especially since I plan on a lot of walking and biking. What time of year would be best for me?
3. I would prefer saving on my accommodation so I can spend some more money on food and attractions. My only real wishes for accommodation are that I have a clean room close to public transportation. Any recommendations?
4. Perhaps a weird question, but is it doable to visit the village of Racksen with public transport from Cologne and if so, how long would it take to get there?