A Weekend in Cologne; exploring the food markets

With my passport in one hand and an overstuffed case in the other, I joined the FABulous Lucy from Lucy Loves for an early morning trip to Manchester airport; final destination: Cologne. Arriving at the hotel with a few hours to spare before the Essence Cosmetics event (the reason we were flown out to Germany and something I can’t wait to tell you about) we dropped our bags in the room, had a nosey around the hotel and headed out to explore…
Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-001Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-003Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-004Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-005We stumbled across a food market (just a stones throw from the hotel) with some of the other gals. We wandered from stall to stall, taking the local delicacies for a spin and sampling the rather alcoholic moonshine on offer. On the banks of the River Rhine, there where plenty of people pottering about. I adore being part of the hustle and bustle of a new city, stumbling along with my very limited German (I’m talking yes and no, thank you and auf wiedersehen).
Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-006Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-002Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-007Mixed amongst the food and drink, we found abso beaut wild flower arrangements (so instagram-able) before being tempted by some yummy caramel candies and cheese that was so pretty it gave me a complex.
Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-009Intrigued by a food van that claimed Jamie Oliver was a fan, I plumped for the Poutine which wasn’t exactly like the Canadian dish.. it came with BBQ sauce rather than gravy but after an early flight and a few hours strolling around, it was much needed and rather blooming lovely. As we began to head back to the hotel, we each grabbed a Fanta Klassic and said cheers to the start of a fabulous weekend.

Have you ever visited Cologne? I’ll be sharing more posts about my trip very soon. Head to my Instagram for a sneak peek. In need of some city break style inspo? Check out my weekend chic outfit

Love Lucinda xx


4 Comments on “A Weekend in Cologne; exploring the food markets

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