How was your Christmas? Ours was excellent!
Just a bit more about Germany:
One evening in Germany we went to Schluters. It was just a few stops down the train line from our hotel and B had been before and really wanted me to go.
I enjoyed a chicken salad with red wine and tea for dessert.
I highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in Cologne. Its small and quiet but the service is great and the food is even better!