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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
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Reviewed today

A beautiful market, one of my favourite i`ve seen so far. You can find all sorts of thing, food, drinks, handmade stuff, etc.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank timetotravel_monica
Reviewed today via mobile

A wonderful market right by the Cologne Museum with lots of artistic vendors as well as food vendors with some authentic German Food items as well as other items to choose from. You see most of the people by the Mullen wine and beer and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olenas307
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you love a Christmas Market... This is a must.. lots stalls with food/Drink... And lots of craft stalls from wooden toys to glass baubles/candles/Christmas decorations.. The squares are decorated with beautiful lights...Live music... a great atmosphere...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jillcD8587YR
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the Cologne Christmas Markets. Wonderful stalls with local goods, amazing Gluehwein. Local food offerings, definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian D
Reviewed 2 days ago

amazing markets and they seem to be so good at making you feel that it is Christmas. Compared to England the prices were excellent .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kate O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived at the Koln Dom Xmas Market at 11:00, one of seven markets dotted around the old city. The four main markets, Koln Dom (Cologne Cathedral), Old Town (Dwarf Market), Choclate Factory/Museum market and the New Market (Angel Market) are accessible by road train (Noddy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andyp169
Reviewed 2 days ago

Greatest Christmas market I ever visited! People are very kind and the nearby Cathedral, the Glühwein and the hole scenery made it a weekend to remember!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an amazing time, the Gluhwein was plentiful, there were loads of great stalls which happily I can say were not full of tat. There was every type of food which meant that we rarely ate in the restaurants. I would absolutely go back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gandh43
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love the Cologne Christmas Market, which takes place in several sites within walking distance of the famous cathedral. The closest is actually right by the cathedral, with others taking place in the Heumarkt, Altmarkt and Neumarkt, and assorted booths throughout the older parts of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just returned from 3 days in the Cologne Christmas Markets. Even in the pouring rain they were fantastic- great atmosphere - beautiful food - mulled wine - lovely stalls. So recommend it !! Looking forward to next year !

Date of experience: December 2018
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4 December 2018|
Response from Doppelganger666 | Reviewed this property |
Usually they don't. Prepare cash
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9 November 2018|
Response from IvanK4 | Reviewed this property |
Hi back, the markets in Cologne are open till 23 of December and I'm pretty convinced it's all the time, so till the end, the very same quality.
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9 October 2018|
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Response from wendell01 | Reviewed this property |
The markets usually start in Nov, some as early as the 17th, others later. The markets finish right before Christmas and do not go beyond the 25th. Usually they are preparing for the New Years celebrations.