Eau de Cologne 4711 (Cologne, Germany) from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

When you exit the Cologne train station, you immediately stumble upon the Gothic dome. We’ve left Bonn and I’ve dragged my cousin Santana along for the ride.
Cologne is at once four things: a shopping center, a media capital, an artistic hub, and a traffic junction near Holland. Through its revitalized industrial buildings and pedestrian zones, the city has also acquired a certain hipness factor.
It’s been rain all day so Eau de Cologne is a fitting title for this episode and since we’re here let’s start with the dome.

The Student City (Bonn, Germany) from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

The former capital of Germany has lots to offer - even after the move of the German Government to Berlin - for example the Museum Mile, a line up of the most interesting museums. The Münsterbasilika, the Aldstat, the fact that Cologne is about 30 minutes away. All that is cool but for me…what makes Bonn special, it’s the fact that awesome & beautiful cousin goes to school here and we get to hang out.

The Bavarian Kings (Munich, Germany) Episode 6 from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

In this episode we visit the Englischer Garten, Siegestor, Bayerische Staatskanzlei and Theatinerkirche but the high light is Neuschwanstein Castle.

Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.

The Big Small Town (Zurich, Switzerland) Episode 2 from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

Under the bridge Quailburcke the Zurichsee turns into the river Limmat and makes its way through the city. Both the lake and the river give Zurich it’s unique flair, showcasing its countless picturesque banks and waterfronts.

St. Peter is the oldest religious building in the city. The romanistique tower was given the largest clock face in Europe with a diameter 8.7 metres in 1534.

This church originally belonged to a Monestary donated by Louise the German. Until the reformation many or Europian royalty lived here in 1524.

The Swiss national museum displays the countries cultural diversity and documents. Swiss history from the stone age to the turn of the century.

The Big Small Town (Zurich, Switzerland) Episode 1 from The Golden Compass on Vimeo.

When you think Switzerland, you think Swiss Banks, Swiss Alps, Swiss Army Knife, Swiss Watches, Swiss Cheese and Swiss Chocolate…ummm…sorry, we are here in Zurich.
If Willy Wonka had been a Swiss investment banker, then his chocolate factory would of looked like Zurich. The postcard perfect lake, the views of the Alps, the giant clock and the cobblestoned European architectural charm is just the beginning.
Uncharted 5 is live and we are in the middle of the World Cup, the Swiss made it to the round of 16…