Christmas Markets in Cologne, Germany

Cologne Christmas Market 2020

The Neumarkt Christmas Market is Colognes oldest and largest, usually situated in front of the Church St. Aposteln. Some of the older stands date back to the origins of Colognes first Christmas market in the 70's.

About Cologne Christmas Market

Here you find things like artisan goods and decorative plates. A medieval castle wall serves as a backdrop for the Rudolfplatz Market, giving it that fairytale feeling. This market is festive from its large fairytale figures and illuminations right down to its miniature Santas perched on top of the bins with sacks ready to collect your rubbish. Speaking of medieval, head to the chocolate museum on the banks of the Rhine where you will be transported back to the Middle Ages at the Medieval Christmas Market. See jugglers, jesters and medieval craftsmen at work dressed in full costume. Hear ancient tales of old and medieval musicians. The aromas from the many cooking stalls serving anything from grilled wild boar to the 'lovers drink' (spiced hot red wine).

Be sure to visit the Lindt chocolate museum and shop, complete with its very own chocolate fountain. Do not forget to visit the floating Christmas Market on the banks of the Rhine on board the MS Wappen von Mainz one of the largest cruise ships on the Rhine. And who can forget the one of the newest Christmas Markets at Stadtgarten. Situated in the oldest of Cologne's parks this Christmas Market offers a more relaxed atmosphere, it also offers entertainment for the children. While you're there be sure to try some raclette or some glihwein and to shop until your hearts content.

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