Cologne is an absolute delight when the Christmas market opens.The spirit of Christmas can be found in every corner of this festively decorated city. The small beautifully lighted huts have a variety of goods for sale – crafts, toys and bakeries to name a few and the aroma of baked apples, cinnamon biscuits and mulled wine will invite people to stroll, shop and explore.
There are numerous markets held in Cologne but my favourite is the old Market right next to the Cathedral.In front of the impressive backdrop of Cologne’s landmark, the Cathedral christmas market is beautifully decorated that will leave the visitors enchanted. The lighted decorated alleys have cute tiny shops selling treats, toys and everything that your heart desires. It is not only the kids, but the Christmas spirit can also be felt by the grown-ups.
There are other christmas markets in downtown Cologne and you can easily hop from one market to the other with each one having their own speciality. You can easily spend a day to get round them. There are stage events and concerts too which is worth checking out. Each market has a mug which I took home as a souvenir.
The christmas markets in Cologne attract millions of visitors from around the world. This place is ideal for everyone at this time of the year. Stroll through the Christmas market and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Just don’t miss it!