This morning we woke up early, had breakfast and headed out to see the Old part of Cologne. Our first stop was the famous Dome Of Cologne.
For 2 Euros, you have access to a never-ending winding narrow staircase leading to the very top of the dome. The higher you got, the more worn the stairway became and more dangerous. It became windy and precarious. I felt an extreme feeling of fear of heights everytime I peered out the small windows along the sides of the steeples and saw the view. People were coming down the stairway as well, and their weight caused me to stumble a few times. I held on to the sides of the walls. Part of the way up was the bell tower..
Then we reached another room with high ceilings...
It was so cold and windy...
This was the view from the very top of the Dome. It was breathtaking...
Afterwards we strolled through the town, looking at the old houses dating back to the 1500's..
We went into one old cafe called "The Lowenbrau" for cake and coffee..
Then we headed back to his Aunt's house and she took us out to the most fancy five star restaurant I've ever been to in my entire life. Eric and I had Chatuau Briand.
Once we returned, I said a heartfelt goodbye to Eric's Aunt and I fell alseep..
I knew I had to be up at 2:30 A.M. To catch a train to the Airport and fly to New York.