Zons Medieval Town

A few days ago I was recommended to visit Zons, a small town located between Düsseldorf and Köln, so I decided to go and check how it looks like.

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Zons

The walk along the narrow streets of Zons makes you feel in the Middle Ages. The tower built on the wall and the entrances to the old city preserve an ancient charm.

The place, inhabited by more than 5000 inhabitants, is surrounded by a wall which survived to the second world war.

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History

The first mention of this place in an official document was found in the testament of Cunibert, bishop of Cologne, around the XI century. In the past, Zons was an important city due to its strategic position close to the Rhein. This allowed the city to earn money by the collection of Maritime Customs.

What to visit

Spending one day walking around allows people to enjoy the medieval towers of the city, the old corn mill built in the XII century and St.Mathin church. Walking further, outside the wall, you can find a huge meadow which leads you direction to the Rhein shore.

I highly recommend you to spend one day in this small antique german city. A must: Do not miss to enjoy the sunset! It is beautiful in Zons.

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Sunset and Food in Düseldorf

And once again September arrived…

Some of you have to come back to the office, some others are still enjoying the holidays… and for those of you who still want to enjoy this german sunny days I would like to introduce you some cute places which I recently discovered in Düsseldorf.

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Zur Sennhütte 

Located close to the railroads, this small bar is a unique place to have a drink under the sun while enjoying a good conversation .

The place has two terraces, a shadowed one just in front of the main entrance (Rethelst. 96) and sunny one located next to the railroads.

Although it sounds incredible, the place is quite relax and charming. The small wooden tables and benches are distributed all around the terrace decorated with colored cushions. In the menu it is easy to find all kind of drinks and different kind of dishes.  Inside the bar the ambiance is charming and rustic at the same time.

It is a high appealing place to enjoy a nice sunset.

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Strandbar Tropicana

 

Opened from middle April bis October this bar is located at Meerbusch Camping, just in front of Keiserswerth.

Highly recommended to relax after spending the day at the beach. Its looks like a typical spanish “chiringuito”; sand floor, hammock, chill out area, tables protected form the sun by  beach umbrellas…

Furthermore it is easy to find some “aperó” as well as different kind of food and drinks. You have to try it! 🙂

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Happy September!!!