If you have never been to Köln (Cologne), you don’t know what you are missing. This city is unique in so many ways. The lifestyle is based on the power to let go, yet the work ethic is optimal. It is a city that you can fall in love with, and that you may not ever want to leave, so head there at your own risk. But for now, here are a few reasons why this city can mesmerize.
A Unique Way of seeing Life
Cologne is a city that has its own laws of life. Although they are not written in a book of law, they are still ruling the way people live in a non-committal way. There are eleven of them, but here we will focus on some of the most interesting ones:
- Rule number one: It is what is (Meaning: Face the facts)
- Rule number two: It comes as it comes (Meaning: Don’t be afraid of the future)
- Rule number four: What is gone is gone (Meaning: Don’t complain about things)
- Rule number five: Nothing remains as it was (Meaning: Be open to innovation)
- Rule number seven: What do you want to do? (Meaning: Submit to your destiny)
Some would say that Cologne is fatalistic, reading these laws, but what it really amounts to, in the end, is the capacity to live happily. When you find yourself living inside these rules, you can then understand how they affect you and everyone else around. If you want to try, pack up your bags and get in touch with UK to Germany Removals, so you can bathe in happiness for a few months or even a few years.
The City knows How to Party
Cologne’s Carnival has nothing to envy Munich’s Oktoberfest. In fact, it is probably the other way around. If you are not in great physical shape, this may be the end of you, as it doesn’t last for days but for months. The kick off takes place on November 11, at precisely 11:11 am, and continues on until the end of February. Four full months of celebrations that serves to welcome winter and to usher in Lent. Like other carnivals, people dress up in wild costumes and go out dancing in the streets.
A City striving to be the Best
Citizens in Cologne want their city to shine. Why else would it find its way into the Guinness record book over 500 times, otherwise. We are talking of a population of about one million people. It is best understood when you compare their records to other German cities that are much bigger. For example, Berlin is 3.5 times larger than Cologne, in terms of population, but shows up only about 130 times in the Guinness book of World Records. They probably take their drive to succeed from the Cathedral, as it is tallest twin spired church in Europe. Of course, as in pretty much all German cities, the work ethic is above average. In fact, here, people love everything they do, whether it is personal or professional. How can you not want to be part of that?