Christmas Markets in Cologne, the Cathedral City – 2012

Cologne – a Popular Destination at Christmas Time:

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Cologne Cathedral Christmas Market

With no fewer than seven Christmas markets, the cathedral city of Cologne is a popular destination at Christmas time.

Christmas Market at Cologne Cathedral
(26 Nov 2012 – 23 Dec 2012)

Cologne’s main Christmas market, the Weihnachtsmarkt am Kolner Dom, is set against the magnificent backdrop of the city’s most famous landmark. Around 137 booths fill the Christmas market around the cathedral and these are arranged in the shape of a star beneath a sea of fairy lights.
(Website: www.weihnachtsmarkt-am-koelnerdom.de)

Heinzelmännchen Christmas Market at Cologne Old Market
(26 Nov 2012 – 23 Dec 2012)

According to an old Cologne folk tale, the elves of Cologne were particularly skilful and prolific craftsmen. Fittingly, the Heinzelmännchen Christmas market on Alter Markt and Heumarkt has an impressive array of craft stalls with goods made using traditional methods.
(Website: www.heimatderheinzel.de)

Christmas Markets on Newmarkt Square and Rudolfplatz
(26 Nov 2012 – 23 Dec 2012)

Cologne’s oldest Christmas market on Neumarkt Square (Website: www.markt-der-engel.de) will once again be transformed into a market of angels this year, while the world of fairy tales holds sway on Rudolfplatz Square (www.weihnachtsmarkt-rudolfplatz.com), with huge figures of fairy tale characters and festive lighting set against the historical backdrop of medieval Hahnentorburg gate.

Christmas Market at the Cologne Chocolate Museum
(29 Nov 2012 – 23 Dec 2012)

The medieval Christmas market at the Cologne Chocolate Museum strikes a slightly unusual note. Located on the banks of the Rhine, this market offers street performers, minstrels and jesters.
(Website: www.mittelalter-weihnachtsmarkt.de)

Municipal Gardens Christmas Market
(29 Nov 2012 – 23 Dec 2012)

Small but perfectly formed, the Christmas market in the municipal gardens near Friesenplatz Square offers arts and crafts – both traditional and modern – as well as nostalgic gifts and culinary specialties.
(Website: www.weihnachtsmarkt-stadtgarten.de)

Flea Markets and Collectibles Market (Various dates)

Flea markets, antique markets and book fairs are what these people organize.  All events are in Cologne and its surroundings. Check out their website for details of where the latest markets are.
(Website: www.coelln-konzept.de)

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