It was another easy bus ride on Flixbus this time from Utrecht, Holland direct to Cologne, Germany. The drop off point in Cologne was the Cologne-Bonn Airport. From there, I took the train to the city center. The train leaves every 15 minutes or so and costs a little over 3 euros.
In Cologne my hotel was just a few blocks from the Hauptbahnhof (Central Train Station). The massive Cologne Cathedral is right beside the Hauptbahnhof as well so I walked by it and then down to the Rhine River to the hotel. The hotel is right in front of the river with a nice view. The tour boats load and unload all day from the docks along that part of the river.
After dark, I walked across the Rhine river bridge and took pictures of the fully lit cathedral. It was a fantastic view from the other side of the river.