What the heart desires
Those who want to thoroughly enjoy a view of this landmark of Cologne in the evening light away from the crowd as well as others looking to spend a few relaxing hours with good company at a less-than-ordinary location should mark the dates of the new KD evening cruises in their calendar. Daily from Monday to Thursday, one of the KD ships will stand waiting in the shadows of the Cologne Cathedral to pick up passengers and bring them into the sunset – and an exceptional panorama of the city is included.
That alone should be enough reason for you to proceed to the landing stage instead of one of the usual bars for your after-work date. But there’s more: every evening, after the last panorama cruise, busy hands will transform the ship into a cosy lounge and set up deckchairs in such a way that the guests can have a perfect view of the city while comfortably chatting away. Subtle lounge music provides the relaxing soundtrack to the evening hours aft er work. And before the ship departs at 8 pm, the delicious scent of freshly grilled food will waft across the deck. Burgers, bratwurst and poultry skewers at appetising prices and of the usual high quality you expect from KD.
The after hour Kölsch beer is, of course, served on draught. Sparkling wines and other wines are served at the perfect temperatures. And those who would rather chill out in a deckchair with a cocktail – it’s a lounge after all – will be spoilt for choice not just at the grilling station: with or without alcohol, fruity and tart or sweet and creamy? The selection is large, the prices are palatable, and the generous-sized fruit skewer in the glass is more of a vitamin-rich dessert than simply a decoration.