"Parts Unknown" host Anthony Bourdain has a good feeling about Cologne, Germany. "This city charms you. It takes you in. It makes you feel welcome," he said.
Bourdain partakes in a series of petite glasses of Kölsch pale ale, the city's signature brew, with lifelong Cologne resident Heinz Grüne at Malzmühle brewhouse.
Nothing says Cologne like a tray of Kölsch. Cologne has a "non-douchey" beer culture, Bourdain said. "Here decent beer is a way of life. It's a birthright. You don't talk about it too much."
Bourdain and musician Irmin Schmidt, a founding member of the band CAN, finish a five-course tasting menu at Ox & Klee.
The Michelin-star restaurant Ox & Klee serves inventive, modern food.
Ox & Klee chef Daniel Gottschlich, left, and friend Dimi Katsavaris meet Bourdain for some authentic German street food including currywurst and Spiessbraten.
"Drunk or sober, good is good," Bourdain said. "And I want this, you want this. We all want this, right?"