10 Most Popular Christmas Markets in Germany


2. Cologne

This German town is famous for its majestic cathedral, situated just near one of the Christmas markets. A festive atmosphere reigns in the city, squares and streets shimmer with lights. New Year’s melodies sound all around, and the aroma of mulled wine, roasted nuts, hot chestnuts, gingerbread, and caramelized apples hovers. When you come here during the winter holiday, you’ll do two things at once: enjoy the cathedral’s beauty and wander around the numerous markets.

In Cologne, you will have an opportunity to admire a large Christmas tree and the charming atmosphere of the holiday. Besides, the market is located in a beautiful place, so many vendors will offer their festive goods to you.

The Christmas market in Cologne is the favorite among foreigners. There are seven Christmas markets here, including one on a Rhine cruise ship and the famous medieval fair in front of the Cologne Chocolate Museum. Here you can taste fresh Kelsch beer and mulled wine with ‘Shus,’ which means hot wine with rum or liquor.

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