Cologne christmas markets 2013 ✩

Cologne Old Town: Home of the elves

Cologne Old Town “Home of the elves”

Cologne christmas markets open their gates again at November 25th, 2013. First time this year also a winter-market is taking place, it starts earlier at November 22nd. The unique atmosphere of the differently designed markets is attracting many visitors from home and abroad every year. We made a list of the biggest markets, every one is worth visiting:

Christmas market at the Cologne Cathedral

“Against the backdrop of the Gothic Cathedral, you will find a fascinating array of high-quality arts & crafts with many gift ideas, delicious food and drinks as well as more than onehundred stage events under the resplendent starlight tent.”

Cologne Old Town “Home of the elves”

“In the heart of the old town, this Christmas market captivates visitors with traditional craft stalls, wonderfully decorated pavilions and hidden figurines. New: A large spectacular ice rink offers a unique winter experience.

Market of Angels – Christmas at Neumarkt

“The magical smiles of angels incarnate and a sea of gleaming stars awaits you in the centrally located Market of Angels between Cologne’s most popular shopping streets. This has to be seen!”

Fairytale Christmas market at Rudolfplatz

“Just a ten minute walk from Neumarkt, the Fairytale Christmas market is situ­ated at Rudolfplatz. The motto of the sixty huts at the Hahnentorburg is the Brother’s Grimm tales. Therefore, this Christmas market delights particularly younger visitors.”

Cologne Harbour Christmas market at the Chocolate Museum

“Special Christmas-Highlight in Cologne. Very comfortable and elegant maritime Christmas market located in picturesque scenery directly at the Rhine offering high-quality products and exciting programme. A must see!”

Christmas market at Stadtgarten

Treat yourself to a special time. This is the motto of our Christmas market which is being held in the City Garden (Stadtgarten) for the eighth time where it offers visitors a festive romantic village idyll which is quite unique.”

Christmas Avenue

“Between the KölnBonn Sparkasse and the Westgate on the Rudolfplatz Cologne’s gay and lesbian Christmas market rings in the festive period in glittering and atmospheric style. The CHRISTMAS AVENUE offers high quality products, culinary highlights and many shows. Everyone is welcome!”

Alpenzauber Cologne – The Austrian Winter Market

The Austrian winter market is located at Mediapark Cologne. Different from the Christmas markets, the winter market starts sooner at November 22nd 2013 and is open untill February 2nd 2014.

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Kölner Weihnachtsmärkte

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