Schloss Sanssouci © DZT, Fotograf Dirk Topel Kommunikation GmbH
Museum of Fine Arts
Main riverbank, Frankfurt © Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main
Stade old town
Saarschleife © Tourismus Zentrale Saarland, Fotograf Eike Dubois
Kühlungsborn pier © Touristik-Service Kühlungsborn GmbH, Fotografin Melanie Hunger
Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum
Must Sees in Cologne
Canadians First Time at a Traditional Co-ed Spa
Visiting a co-ed spa was a foreign concept to me, being born and raised in Canada. Nudity in my culture is reserved for your own home where some have issues looking at themselves in the mirror. The gym change room is another publicly acceptable nude room, many of us have mastered the art of undressing by using a towel without exposing our private parts. My wife, Kristen, and I walked into that spa and let go of our Canadian mentalities.
I undressed in the co-ed change room next to a woman in her 60s. She had kind eyes, a warm smile and no knowledge of nude shame as she stripped down without embarrassment. Kristen and I entered the spa, dropped our towels and were liberated, free for all to gaze upon! There were adults of all ages and body type, casually conversing as if being nude was more comfortable than being clothed. I had to constantly remind myself that people are not judgemental of bodies here, something I have never experienced in North America. Nudity is very much a part of the culture here. This German spa was the first place I have experienced harmony and equality among class, age, sex. Nobody knows whether you walked in with an Armani suit or a ripped t-shirt, you are all equal, beautiful and free. I immediately felt unjudged and part of the community.
The architecture and decor of the spa was heavenly. Stone tiles lead the way to a large open room with lounging chairs and a marble swimming pool. The ambiance is zen, with only the sound of calm conversations and light background music. Buddha heads, candles, bamboo designs and waterfalls decorate the many rooms with relaxation and beauty. The outdoor rooftop contained hot tubs and saunas to keep you warm and steamy as well as cold pools and a bucket of snow used to cool your body down before jumping back into the hot tub.
I left with my body relaxed, my skin clean, and my mind at peace. I learned that the human body is a beautiful gift which should be appreciated and accepted. Nudity is our original state and should be more widely accepted.
Neptunbad Premium Sports & Spa
Treat Yourself This Holiday Season
One stop that cannot be missed while visiting Cologne, Germany this winter is Neptunbad Premium Sports & Spa. This peaceful getaway contains 6 saunas, hot pools with meditative underwater music, hammam area and exclusive massage room. If you're looking for an even more unique experience, try the Hot Chocolate Massage. It's not as tasty as it sounds, but is guaranteed to leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and smooth as silk.
O imperdível bairro do porto de Colônia
Rheinauhafen, o bairro do porto de Colônia, é simplesmente fantástico. À margens do rio Reno, mescla o antigo com o novo. A arquitetura moderna das torres guindastes ( chamadas de Kranhäuser) impressionam. A área tem restaurantes, cafés, escritórios e apartamentos sofisticados. Também concentra eventos (no verão tem um cinema ao ar livre!). Merece muito uma caminhada por lá.
O bairro criativo e jovem de Colônia
Quer ver gente jovem e descolada? A área trendy de Colônia ? Então dê um pulinho (ou se hospede) no Belgisches Viertel - o bairro Belga. Por lá você encontra galerias e lojas de design autênticas, além de vários bares e restaurantes ultracharmosos como o Salon Schmitz, o Yo, o Belgischer Hof, o Guten Abend, entre muitos outros. Para ver a movimentação, percorra num fim de tarde os arredores da Brusseler Platz (Brusseler Str, Aachener Str., Antwerpener Str.).
Love padlocks bridge
É imprescindível cruzar a ponte Hohenzollern em Colônia. Além da vista linda da cidade, é possível ver os cadeados pendurados pelos casais apaixonados que jogam a chave no rio Reno. São inúmeros, mais de 40 mil cadeados. De um lado da ponte está a Cidade Velha (parte mais turística ) e a famosa Catedral de Colônia. Do outro, o PANORAMA KölnTriangle - um prédio onde é possível ter uma vista de toda a cidade da sua cobertura. Paga-se 3 euros para subir e se encantar com a paisagem única.
Las luces de Colonia. Mañana, 19 de julio en nuestro metrópoli del Rin. http://t.co/WceRp7vscV #youth #Cologne #FestivalsEvents #mustsees
Július 19-én Köln ismét világít! Gyere te is és gyönyörködj a kölni tüzijáték fesztiválban! #youth #Cologne #FestivalsEvents #mustsees
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