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Christmas Markets


Christmas market outside Cologne Cathedral; copyright: KölnTourismus
What could be a better backdrop for a Christmas market than Cologne Cathedral, the city's most famous landmark? At 160 beautiful wooden pavilions, you can watch craftsmen at work and sample dozens of delicious treats. The Christmas market on Neumarkt square whisks you into the realm of the angels, while its counterpart on Rudolfplatz square is like a fairytale come true for children. The market in the old quarter, according to legend the home of the Cologne gnomes, is a more rustic affair, and there is a wonderful Christmas atmosphere to savour in the municipal gardens. Entertainers, musicians and jesters set the tone at the medieval Christmas market on the banks of the Rhine outside the chocolate museum. Nativity exhibitions, concerts and a wide choice of Christmas shopping are also part of the festive fun in Cologne.

Opening times
11/22/2010 - 12/23/2010
Mon - Sun 11:00 - 21:00