Cologne Christmas Markets

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After an amazing few days in Rome (full post coming soon) I’m so excited to visit Cologne with my mum in a few days time. We’ve been talking about visiting the German Christmas markets for many years and this year it’s finally happening!

We chose Cologne for a number of reasons. Firstly, there are seven Christmas markets dotted around the city (seven!) which should keep us entertained. Secondly, the cathedral is meant to be incredible – and we love a good cathedral. Thirdly, my brother went over the summer and said it’s a city worth visiting.

Another bonus of choosing Cologne was the fact we could take the train there. We’re both train travel fans and after visiting Bruges and Ghent by Eurostar in the last 18 months I’d always choose a train over a plane.

We’re in Cologne for three nights which gives us plenty of time to see the sights, enjoy some quality mother and daughter time and stock up on Christmas gifts, decorations and gluhwein at the markets.

We’re planning on wandering lots and just seeing where our feet take us, but if you’ve been to the markets before I’d love to know your top tips! Similarly if you’ve visited Cologne before please do share any places to visit you loved as well as the usual restaurants, cafes and bars.

Image: Ghent in the summertime

4 thoughts on “Cologne Christmas Markets

  1. Lisa

    I haven’t been to the Christmas markets there but went in summer and had a trip up the Koeln Triangle for the view is a must (and is cheap too!). Our best meal was at Zippiri (don’t be put off by the German only website if you don’t speak it). If you’re interested you can find my posts here here

    Lisa | Not Quite Enough

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