Today, we toured the Cologne Cathedral. It took over 600 years to finish construction on the cathedral, from 1248 to 1870, and there are some parts inside that still look like they might not be quite complete. Talk about slow by little! I hope Kevin doesn't start comparing his projects to that!
After touring the cathedral and opting NOT to climb 500 steps to the tower (thank you, thank you, thank you!), we had lunch at Früh am Dom, where they make things really simple by serving one type of beer: Früh Kölsch. Also by just carrying what is essentially a basket of 0.2 liters around the restaurant and dropping a new one in front of anyone who doesn't have one. Kevin narrowly avoided ordering pork knuckle, but then wondered if he was missing out.
Still a little jet-lagged, we headed back to the hotel and took and afternoon nap before heading out to the Cathedral Christmas Market. We enjoyed our first mugs of glühwein .
Goodnight, Cathedral! Tomorrow, we're going to check out one of the two (yes, two) mustard museums and the chocolate museum!