Heidelberg and Cologne, Germany

One part of the Hiedelberg Castle

Our second to the last stop is one of Germany's romantic places to get married, Hiedelberg. Nestled in the hill 300 feet above the city of Heidelberg stands the breathtaking Heidelberg Castle.

The castle is a combination of several buildings surrounding an inner courtyard, put together with a haphazard look. Each building highlights a different period of German architecture.

To be honest our minds weren't functioning or even paying attention to our tour guide. We liked the place though.

Plus it had an awesome panoramic view of the city. ;)

In a separate part of the castle there's a cafeteria/bar that houses the world's largest wine barrel. The Hiedelberg Tun stands 7 meters high, is 8 1/2 meters wide and holds 220,000 liters (58,124 gallons) of wine.

Speaking of wine, meet Tito Joy and Tito Danny. They're my drinking buddies during the tour where they made me try different kinds of wine. Hehe. Cheers to you both!

The last stop in Germany is the city of Cologne famous for having the largest Gothic style church in Northern Europe, the Cologne Cathedral.

According to our local guide, the cathedral covers almost 8,000 square metres of floor space and can hold more than 20,000 people.

The cathedral also has these tall stained-glass windows that are really one of a kind!

After the cathedral we were given a few minutes to walk around and check out the stores. We didn't buy anything (reserving all our pocket money for Paris) but according to our group mates the prices were cheap plus the additional tax free discount for tourists was a whopping 16%! I love Germany!