Cologne Christmas Market
Cologne Christmas Market will impress you not only by its size. The big cathedral, the river Rhine, 4711 and special pubs -
Two million visitors meet every year on the Cologne Christmas Market. There are four big markets. It really takes time to visit them all, though you can reach every market within 5 up to 15 minutes. You pass by the main shopping street Schildergasse, drink your mulled wine in front of the cathedral where always a strong wind blows and finally warm up in one of the typical Cologne pubs.
Cologne is the city where our first company was founded in 1980. So nobody knows the hidden places where Christmas activities take place better than we do. In 2009 The New York Times published a ranking of the most interesting places worldwide to visit. Among 44 locations Cologne reached the 30th place. So Cologne is not only a fascinating place to go during Christmas time, it is worth to visit at every season.
There are several Christmas Markets in Cologne but the most beautiful is by the famous cathedral, the Dom of Cologne. Visiting this Christmas Market is a memorable experience. The Cologne Christmas Markets attract 2 million visitors. Whether you visit the Cologne Xmas Market by the cathedral or on the Alter Markt you are certain to be impressed.
Numerous booths offer Christmas gifts. As the Christmas Market in Cologne is one of the biggest in Germany the wide range of christmas gifts really is impressing. Those who organize the market look out for Christmas booths which really sell Christmas presents that deal with Christmas. Many handmade things are sold but there are international booths, too. Coming from Tirol for example one booth sells special dishes from that area another one sells Chinese food. No wonder as you will meet Chinese groups visiting Cologne Christmas Market. Be sure to meet somebody talking your mother tongue -
In 2010 Cologne Chistmas Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 22 p.m. from November, 22nd to December, 23th