On my way to ISM. I arrived in Köln yesterday afternoon after an overnight flight from NYC to Frankfurt and then a train to Köln.
From the hauptbanhof I walked to my hotel, happy to be outside after more than 12 hours inside. The route took me down the Rhine on a bright almost-warm day. The Rhine is in flood, overflowing its banks, and parts of the path along the river are closed. My hotel is on this side of the river near the bridge at the right of the first photo and about 100 meters from the Chocolate Museum which can be seen in the second photo. I plan to visit there before I leave – most likely Tuesday afternoon.
After finishing my morning coffee I will be on my way to the Messe for my first ISM.