Sports & Trips January 11, 2018 vivalavida37 No comments

Cycling through NRW – Final day

Day 8: Bonn to Cologne

  • Distance: 40 km
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Route: Bonn – Wesseling – Brühl – Cologne
  • Accommodation: Home
  • Highlight: Castle in Brühl

The final day from Bonn to Cologne was an easy and slow ride. The first part was next to the Rhein river. It is a very nice way to cycle. The weather was again very cloudy with few easy rainy occasions.

In the second part, I left the river and headed to Brühl. The town is about 20 km from Cologne. There is a big castle/palace worth a visit. If you are just visiting Cologne, you can reach Brühl with the S-Bahn very fast. There are also very nice gardens to walk around. Here are two photos from Brühl.

The last goal of the tour was Cologne. After Brühl, I reached the suburbs of Cologne very fast. At the entrance of the city, I returned to the Rhein river. It is my favourite part of Cologne where you arrive to the city center from the south passing through the new harbour area with new architecture.

Finally, I reached the center of Cologne next to the train station. I took the train back home to Paderborn.

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