Cologne Christmas Market

Add some extra time in your plans to visit the Cologne Christmas Markets for there are four of them and not just one. They are located on the Rudolfplatz, the Neumarkt, the Alter Markt, and near the Cologne Cathedral. The popularity of these markets can be gauged by the fact that they attract nearly 2 million visitors every year.

Be prepared to be awed by the sights of the market that is situated close to the Cologne Cathedral. Check out the 160 wooden pavilions that sell a wide array of local made novelties along with sweet delicacies.

Christmas market in Cologne

Christmas market in Cologne

Learn how to create the handicrafts by watching the artisans at work. Drinking mulled wine out of the decorated Christmas mugs is a must. Do spare some time to visit the market near the Alter Markt. Kids will love this place because of its puppet theatre, the roundabout, along with the numerous toy stands.

Those who are interested in purchasing traditional goods should not miss out the Christmas market on Neumarkt. However, the best one for the kids is the fairyland like atmosphere of the Rudolfplatz Christmas Market. Check out for the gleam in their eyes when they see live size fairy tale characters. (photo: paulafunnell)

Opening times
22/11/10 – 23/12/10
Mon – Sun 11:00 – 21:00

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