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The Cologne Christmas Market

Domkloster 4 | Cologne Cathedral, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 7099970
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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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"mulled wine"
in 29 reviews
"christmas market"
in 56 reviews
"different theme"
in 6 reviews
"ice rink"
in 13 reviews
"unique stalls"
in 5 reviews
"roasted nuts"
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"festive atmosphere"
in 5 reviews
"great selection of food"
in 3 reviews
"stalls selling food"
in 3 reviews
"bratwurst"
in 8 reviews
"land train"
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"hot wings"
in 4 reviews
"within easy walking distance"
in 3 reviews
"chocolate museum"
in 15 reviews
"day ticket"
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"visit germany"
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"in december"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Anastasia K
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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
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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

2  Thank clarky4910
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We have been to many Christmas Markets now but I must say that this place is amazing - there are 4 markets in total all are a must see and are within walking distance of each other or you can get the little train around...More

4  Thank bexbry
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

The best market of all was Markt der Engel (Angels Markets). Absolutely beautiful here - with really unique stalls with Christmas gifts actually worth buying. For a good waffle go to the stall with Cathedral shaped waffles and ask for extra chocolate sauce and cherries...More

2  Thank Liberty-Ivan
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

My lastest annual Christmas market visit. Loved the Koln ones with plenty of great food and drink and as always in Germany a well behaved crowd with plenty of families. Impressive selection of hand crafted decorations, clothes etc. The only thing that I would say...More

Thank NB1957
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

What a magnificent place ! We came here at least three times , and never enough! Tasty gluhwein, wurst and the best atmosphere , would love to go there again!

1  Thank EmmaMontreal1
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Lovely market, plenty of stalls including gluhwein but much the same as any other Christmas market across Europe. The large stage with groups performing music was the best part. The music was good and very well played. A very nice place to visit and pass...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Beautiful markets, loved that different parts of town had different markets and themes. Super scenic city by day and great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the experience would recommend it to all ages. Also really nice city to shop in

Thank Jennifer D
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virginiasuitcase
19 May 2018|
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Response from MattD_Golf | Reviewed this property |
It isn’t open year round. All Christmas markets run from thanksgiving till the weekend before Christmas.
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ianb71328
6 December 2017|
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Response from A J | Reviewed this property |
Not far at all you are right on the Rhine. There are many markets to wander round and it is a lovely place to visit. We have been to markets in Brussels and Bruges and this is far nicer. Understand Eurostar is now going... More
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wacislay
14 November 2017|
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Response from Laura Z |
Usually the christmas markets start after the last weekend of november. So I think in 2018 they will last from 26th November to 23rd December.
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