Christmas markets in Germany – Cologne
There are four big Christmas markets spread out across the city of Cologne: The Alter Market, Neumarkt, Rudolfplatz and one right next to the cathedral. The Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral is probably the most impressive.
Right in the shadow of the huge church towers, it attracts visitors from all over the world with its amazing programme of over 100 Christmas events. At the centre, in front of the historic Domkulisse, is a 25m high Christmas tree, which, with its 50,000 lights, lights up the Christmas market.