Cologne - Christmas Markets - City Break

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Cologne - Christmas Markets - City Break

The city of Cologne offers six Christmas Markets in total. Among them are four big Christmas Markets located at the Cologne Cathedral, on the Alter Markt, on the Neumarkt and on the Rudolfplatz. Every year these wonderful four Christmas Markets attract almost 2 million visitors.

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 Wine”, out of festively decorated Christmas mugs or you can choose from an unlimited choice of sweets and local delicacies.

The Christmas Market on the Alter Markt takes lace in the heart of the Altstadt (Old Town) and in front of the Old Cologne Town Hall, which is only 200 metres away from the Cathedral. For many years this Christmas Market has been attracting young and likeminded people to Cologne from all over the World. Shadowed by beautiful narrow-gabled houses and half-timbered stalls, the Christmas Market on the Alter Markt conveys a very romantic and idyllic feel. Children especially will find lots to do here; a nostalgic children’s roundabout, a puppet theatre, a Santa Claus’ grotto and many toy stands, all providing endless fun and entertainment. According to an old Cologne legend, this is were the famous “Heinzelmännchen” gnomes are said to be responsible for all this Christmas splendour, carefully observing the Christmas proceedings and preventing any mass made or modern goods from being sold.

The Neumarkt Christmas Market is Cologne's oldest Christmas Market, it is curiously located on the "New Market" amidst the backdrop of St.Aposteln’s Church and Cologne’s main shopping area. As in previous years, the Angels Market glows in pre-Christmas splendour with charmingly designed chalets and a unique “stars at night” theme. Visitors will be enchanted by glamour and high-quality products.

Set against the historic backdrop of Hahnentorburg, one of Cologne's three mediaeval gate houses, the Christmas Market on the Rudolfplatz takes you to a world of brother’s Grimm fairy tales. Large fairy tale figures and festive illuminations provide a special eye-catcher, especially for children.

Besides the four big Christmas markets there is also a Cologne Harbour Christmas Market, located at the Chocolate Museum.

The new Cologne Harbour Christmas Market is showcased by picturesque surroundings. Located near to a medieval Malakoff-Tower, Swing Bridge and Cologne’s popular Chocolate Museum, the historical harbour is a splendid location for a perfect Christmas Market. Modern and elegant, with about 80 white marquee pagoda tents and roof peaks, like ship sails, this Christmas Market aims to inspire a nautical theme. Offering high quality art products, and culinary delights from all over the world, as well as a colourful programme; with pirates, shanty and Christmas stage performances. The Harbour Christmas Market will entice anyone to stay for a tasty mug of mulled wine.

Finally and well worth seeing is the Stadtgarten Christmas Market, a fairly large Christmas Market, located on the edge of Cologne's oldest park. The Stadtgarten Christmas Market has a far more relaxed and village like atmosphere and is, apart from the traditional local food, arts & crafts, a great choice for children's entertainment or any one young at heart. As Christmas approaches there are plenty of things to do and attractions through out Cologne, including a variety of Christmas Concerts, Nativity Scenes and a huge temporary ice rink on the Heumarkt.

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4* Hotel Europa am Dom

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About Hotel Europa am Dom in Cologne

Every citizen of Cologne dreams about the view of the cathedral – enjoy this exclusive view with us!

Right in the heart of Cologne and in direct vicinity of the Cologne Cathedral the hotel Europa am Dom, offers modern amenities and an attentive service team.

No matter if you come for discovery tours in and around the city or if you are in Cologne for business reasons, choose the hotel Europa am Dom as the centre of your activities.

A First Class Hotel. This is a small private hotel in a very good location - all points of interest in the city centre are within walking distance. The hotel is located right in the city centre, next ot the iconic cathedral of Cologne and within a very short walking distance to all attractions of Cologne. The modern and spacious rooms are very cosy and comfortable.The bathrooms are medium in sized, very clean and tidy. This is a modern building. This accommodation has a small lobby. The breakfast room offers a extensive Hot Buffet German breakfast.

DomLounge

In our „DomLounge“ we serve 24h a variety of drinks and beverages.

For the small or large appetite you can choose between various snacks and tasty mediterranean or traditional dishes.

As a special highlight we show soccer games via Sky in our Sky-Lounge.

For the global connectivity we offer free Wi-Fi in the restaurant/bar and lounge area.

We look forward to your visit!

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  • WI_FI
  • swimming pool
  • television
  • coffee
  • air conditioning
  • fitness facility
  • fridge
  • wine bar
  • smoking allowed
  • entertainment
  • secure vault
  • pick and drop
  • room service
  • pets allowed
  • play place
  • complimentary breakfast
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  • conference room
  • fire place
  • Handicap Accessible
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  • Hot Tub
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