The Cologne cathedral Christmas market lies centrally between the Roman-Germanic Museum, the Cologne Philharmonic Concert Hall and the famous Dom Hotel. In direct walking distance are Cologne's well-known shopping areas: 'Hohe Straße' and 'Schildergasse'. The old pictorial part of town with its rustic brewing houses can also be reached within. Visitors to Cologne’s Christmas paradise will be in wonder of the sparkling lights throughout the market place. Wander through the Futtergasse (Feeding Alley) to indulge in international and national cuisines before browsing through the many shops featuring toys, handmade Christmas-themed products, and colorful gingerbread houses.
Closed 2020: Returning in 2021 An update from Cologne Tourism: Due to the potential risks with regard to the Corona pandemic, some Cologne Christmas markets such as the Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral and Heinzels Winter Fairytale in the Old Town, will not take place this year.
Christmas market cologne. Cologne has hosted a Christmas market since 1820. There are several markets but the biggest and most famous fills the Roncalliplatz. Huddled beside the resplendence of Cologne’s cathedral, over 150 stalls sparkle and entice. The larger market is located in Cologne Cathedral. On the Christmas Market days accommodations can be fully booked, hence it is recommended to make a room’s reservations in advance in order to find a room in a reasonable price. Cologne hosts 7 most beautiful Christmas Market and ranked 3rd in most famous Christmas Markets in Germany and 6th best in the World. In 2018, It started from Nov 26th until Dec 3rd and hosting millions of guests from all over Germany and world.
Christmas Market in Cologne Germany Hotels in Cologne From 23rd November to 23rd December 2020 Advent is the time for Christmas markets, and Cologne is no exception. From 23 November to 23 December 2020, the magic of Christmas will be felt throughout the festively decorated city. Cologne’s Cathedral is a stand-out attraction and makes a beautiful backdrop for the biggest and most popular Christmas market in Cologne. Expect hundreds of twinkling lights, a large Christmas tree, and over 150 red-roofed huts selling everything from tea to sausages, gluhwein to ornaments, carvings, chocolate, toys, and more. The Christmas Market at the Cologne Cathedral is the most impressive one in Cologne, due to the huge backdrop of the imposing Cathedral. Beneath the Cathedral and the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland you can find well over 160 festively designed wooden pavilions. Here you can watch artisans at work, enjoy original “Christmas Mulled.
The Cologne Christmas Market was like something straight out of a storybook. We absolutely loved seeing all of the darling treats and holiday items. Although it was quite crowded, it felt safe and fun. If you are in Cologne in December, you must stop at this Christmas Market. Cologne during the Christmas season is one of the best places to be. We first visited on our honeymoon so it always feels romantic and nostalgic to us. And, to top it all off, it has a lot of Christmas Markets. One magical December, we spent two weeks in Cologne and went to a Christmas Market at least every other day. To us, they really are the embodiment of joy during the holiday season. Cologne Christmas Market Dates for 2020. When is Cologne Christmas market taking place this year? The current scheduled dates are from November 23 to December 23, 2020. Do note however that the Christmas Market at Cologne Cathedral, as well as the Christmas Market in Cologne Old Town, have officially been cancelled this year.
The Christmas Market in Cologne's Old Town. This market is located in the Cologne's 'Altstadt' (the old town) on the Alter Markt and calls itself the Home of the Heinzelmännchen (who were little creatures from a Cologne legend who used to do all the housework until they were annoyed by an inquisitive housewife). Dates: 25.11.19 - 23.12.19 Cologne’s largest and most popular Christmas market certainly has the most imposing setting, having giant gothic Cologne Cathedral as a backdrop. Vendors sell typical trinkets, crafts, food and drink at their red-roofed wooden huts. Under a roof of fairy lights, the stage at the centre hosts musical performances that make for the Christmassy atmosphere. Because of the coronavirus the Cathedral X-Mas Market and the X-Mas Market in the Old Town is cancelled this year. Probably some other Christmas Markets will take place. Further information coming soon. Every year, the city centre of Cologne is touched by the magic of the festivities in the run-up to Christmas.
Cologne’s Old Town is the perfect setting for this fairy tale Christmas market, complete with festive house elves, known as Heinzelmännchen.Here you will see artisans at work, crafting the hand. The Harbour Christmas Market overlooks the Rhine and is very picturesque. Being by the water it has a maritime flavour. There’s a big pirate ship and the items on sale here are a bit different to what you find at the other markets. The best thing about the Cologne Harbour Christmas market is that is it right beside the Chocolate Museum. We started the day at the city’s most famous market, the Christmas Market at Cologne Cathedral. Flanked by Cologne’s Gothic Dom, this market is in the shadow of the city’s most notable landmark. Which is so tall, it’s almost impossible to get in one shot! The final market of the trip was Henzels Winter Fairytale.
About Cologne. One of the reasons we chose to visit Cologne for a spot of Christmas market shopping is that its positioned on the Rhine river. We’ve only been to this area once, when travelling around Europe on our awesome Expat Explore tour – and I remember it is spectacular!. Cologne is known as a cultural hub of north west Germany, popular for its food, art and traditional Kölsch beer. If there’s only one Cologne Christmas market you can make it to, it should be the Weihnachtsmarkt am Dom. The Cologne Cathedral, called the Dom (pronounced “dome”) is the landmark of the city and almost iconic with the word Cologne itself! Add to that 150 wooden stalls selling sweets, meats, and trinkets, all tied back to a central Christmas tree under a canopy of Christmas lights, and. +++ Coronavirus: Unfortunately, due to the potential risks with regard to the Corona pandemic, some Cologne Christmas markets such as the Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral and Heinzels Winter Fairytale in the Old Town, will not take place this year.
Cologne Christmas market is best visited when the sun goes down and the Christmas lights turn on, it’s more magical in the evening and feels like a whole new experience. However, my guide is all about visiting over a long day to try and fit it all in and cut out hotel costs, if you do want to visit over a weekend, then you can try AirBnB. Nov 16, 2018 - Explore Michelle Carli's board "Cologne Christmas market" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Christmas market, Cologne christmas market, Cologne germany. The oldest Christmas market in Cologne boasts many beautiful lights hanging overhead in the trees, ethereal stands with lights and white decor, and even people dressed as angels wandering the market. This is the place to have some more heavenly gluhwein to warm up as the sun goes down, a tasty salt-covered pretzel, and even some flammkuchen.
The Cologne Christmas Market was like something straight out of a storybook. We absolutely loved seeing all of the darling treats and holiday items. Although it was quite crowded, it felt safe and fun. If you are in Cologne in December, you must stop at this Christmas Market.