Cologne Christmas Markets

Cologne Christmas Markets city breaks

This decorative German city has a classic, Christmassy atmosphere oozing with charm. From the elaborate illuminations to the marvellous decorations, you're sure to feel festive. Experience the stunning Cologne Christmas markets, indulge in hearty cuisine and gaze at the ornate stonework of this spectacularly beautiful place.

Cologne Cathedral Christmas Market

Cologne Cathedral Christmas Market

You’ll be met with a breathtaking display the minute you reach Cologne’s magnificent Cathedral Christmas market. Guaranteed to get you feeling jolly, the rows of red wooden stalls, the twinkling tree and of course, the colossal Cathedral itself, will really dazzle.

Harbour Christmas Market

Harbour Christmas Market

Held in the beautiful Cologne Harbour, right next to the Chocolate Museum, this stunning market is a lively scene of activity during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Marvel at the gorgeous boats before exploring the pointed-roof tents, filled with crafts and gift ideas.

Markt der Engel

Markt der Engel

Make your way to the Neumarkt in central Cologne where you’ll find the Market of Angels – the oldest in the city. Explore the pretty, white huts selling gifts galore and move between the chattering tourists. This angel-themed market is a truly enchanting place.

Nikolausdorf Market

Nikolausdorf Market

Wander the wonderland of Rudolfplatz’s fairytale market. Bright lights, beautiful decorations and the surrounding sights create the perfect setting for a seasonal stroll. Check out the festival stage where you’ll find various acts and events happening throughout the day.

Old Town Market

Old Town Market

A traditional treat for adults and kids alike, the Old Town market is also known as ‘The Home of the Gnomes’ after the story of the little helpers who assisted the city to prepare for Christmas. Enjoy the sound of carols, hunt for souvenirs or glide around the ice rink.

Stadtgarten Market

Stadtgarten Market

A quieter option if you’re looking to veer away from the busy crowds, Stadtgarten Christmas market is held in the municipal garden. Festive music creates an idyllic atmosphere as you discover unique finds among the pretty stalls.

*All dates subject to change

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1. Days of discovery
You can always come in from the cold in Cologne, thanks to the fascinating museums in the city. Take a break from the markets and make your way to Museum Ludwig to see works by Picasso, Warhol and Lichtenstein.
2. Love is in the air
Be part of the romantic tradition of adding a ‘love lock’ to Hohenzollern Bridge. Take your other half to the famous bridge and attach a padlock as a symbol of your unbreakable bond!
3. Take to the water
What better way to see the city than by sailing down the River Rhine? Float past famous landmarks and experience Cologne from every angle. Don’t forget that camera!
4. Spiritual sights
There’s every opportunity to get into the spirit of Christmas at Cologne’s many religious buildings too. As well as the Gothic marvel of the Cologne Cathedral, the city features twelve Romanesque churches.
5. Glittering nights
The local favourite of egg or apple punch is a fantastic way to celebrate nights spent at Cologne’s Christmas markets. How blissful does that sound?
6. Chocolate galore!
Even the words ‘Chocolate Museum’ should be enough to tantalise your taste buds, but step inside and enter a place of dreams! It doesn’t get much sweeter, if you ask us...
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