This year on the 3rd to the 5th of March a group of 33 year 10s and 11s went on a trip to Cologne.
After a long night on the coach, on Thursday morning we arrived at the hotel and unloaded, then we went to the famous gothic cathedral. We could climb the tower (a height of 509 steps!) or go to the treasury or both. I went to the treasury which had a lot of really old artefacts, then we had lunch in town. I had a hot dog with some buttered German bread, which was delicious!
After this we visited the El De Haus where we learnt about the Nazi times and the Jews. It was very interesting, but upsetting. The chocolate factory was the next venue on our list and we had a tasty time. We even made our own flavour of Lindt chocolate!
The Hard Rock Café was where we ate tea, which was for me a Hard Rock burger and a mezzo mix (a mix of Coca-Cola and Fanta), and after that we returned to the hotel. I had fun using a chair to get up high enough to the wall socket to plug my phone in!
On Friday we packed our stuff into the coach and went to Cologne Zoo for a few hours. On the way home most of the boys were sleeping but were woken up by a bird striking the windscreen at high speed in Belgium - that was a very loud BANG. We thought it was an explosion and were all shocked.
It was a great trip: we all thoroughly enjoyed Cologne: es war fantastisch!
By J Hentschel