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The Cologne Christmas Market

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Wafting through Cologne, the scents of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, and mulled wine hail the arrival of Kölner Weihnachtsmarkt, the city's festive annual Christmas market. Actually a collection of various markets around Cologne, the event begins...more
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Domkloster 4 | Cologne Cathedral, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 7099970
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We have been to a number of Christmas market in the UK and Europe but nothing could compare to the crush and crowds on the Saturday night we visited. It felt as if we were all one organism with no chance to stand and enjoy...More

7  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful city, with a weekends worth of Christmas markets to get round, and the easiest way to see most of them is by catching the land train right in front of the cathedral. There are around 6/7 markets to choose from we saw four of...More

1  Thank Alljiggy
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed some gluhwein (mit rum 😉) and ice skating! Market was crowded but everyone was on a good mood. Definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely lovely experience. There’s different markets with different themes. Lots of similar stalls but all lovely to visit in the day of at night. The largest one is by the cathedral and is just lovely all lit up at night.

1  Thank 418amylw
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The market was really good, a large array of food on offer, great mulled wine to warm us up in the snow. The traders themselves were very friendly and appreciated that I tried to speak German.

1  Thank Dazzled1901
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The city is utterly stunning. The Christmas markets are a sight to behold! My favourite market (because there are MANY) was the Angelmakt. Perfect Christmas adventures for families and couples. So many different types of food and drink to try and amazing for gifts. Fantastic...More

2  Thank Lollipops4u_44
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The Cologne Christmas market is a lovely experience, the weather was brisk not freezing, the Gull wine hot and tasty, the people friendly and welcoming. Fantastic food choices and delicious sweets. The atmosphere fun, crowded but not a problem. Enjoy the Christmas spirit in a...More

1  Thank wendell01
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Christmas markets in Cologne have pure Christmas spirit. I especially liked the Land of dwarfs - it was decorated so nicely!

1  Thank Anastasia K
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I dislike Christmas a lot. But these markets are absolutely gorgeous, all the markets in Cologne are just perfect. Don't think about booking any restaurants whilst you're there, just snack your way around the markets - the food is exquisite.

2  Thank Tessa F
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Visted here part of a trip to visit the christmas markets, we managed to visit 3 off the markets in cologne, and used the train that opperates picking up and dropping you off at each market, prices start from £3 euros, Cologne is one of...More

6  Thank clarky4910
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26 August 2018|
Response from Gregorio S |
I just asked right now it's just opened all the month of December
Aoife D
2 August 2018|
Response from Anastasia K | Reviewed this property |
They usually open in the middle of November
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