Fort X (meaning 10) is an old Prussian brick fortress, built between 1816 and 1840. It is the only one of seven ... More
Fort X (meaning 10) is an old Prussian brick fortress, built between 1816 and 1840. It is the only one of seven fortifications which still survives in Cologne. After the end of its military role, a rose garden was planted, which gave the whole edifice a romantic touch. Just as contrary to the original purpose of the fort, it is presently used by Cologne's bands for rehearsals as well as, from time to time, for performances.
The Lichhof, which means mortuary in German, is a former but wonderfully kept cemetery of a Cologne church. No one
is buried here anymore but a conspicuous Memorial stone, a basalt, keeps the memory of the dead alive. It ...
The foremost personalities of the epoch were not uppermost in Anneliese Langenbach's mind when she designed the Frauenbrunnen. She was
more interested in portraying the various nationalities that have resided in Cologne during the city's 2000 year history. The ...
There are very few reminders nowadays that the inhabitants of Cologne once bought and sold fish. One such is the
Fischmarkt, next to the Rheingarten. The former fishery, which made a good profit particularly in Lent, when fish was ...
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