Fred.\ offers a Christmas Markets short break to Cologne, priced from £289 per person*.
The Cologne Christmas markets give visitors the choice of 6 main markets each with individual charm to choose from. The biggest market takes place in the Old Town under the glow of the Cathedral and its magnificent gothic towers.
This particular market attracts millions of visitors each year and features over 120 stalls. Located in the shadow of one of the biggest Christmas trees in the world with live music complimenting the sound of the cathedral bells this Christmas market is sure to melt even Scrooge's heart.
Located within the ancient walls of the Old Town is the "home of the elves" market which according to Cologne fable was originally where many elves lived. The market takes on the enchanting story based upon these little master craftspeople with the stalls selling a wonderful range of hand crafted gifts, puppets and toys. The elves keep a watchful eye over the market as statues are placed on every stall. This market features a beautiful hand crafted carousel and is a perfect place to take the kids.
Christmas Markets in Cologne
Another worthwhile visit if you like something slightly more unique is the Fairytale Christmas market in Cologne situated at Rudolfplatz. The whole market is themed around the tales of the Brothers Grimm such as Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Snow White and Rumpelstiltskin. There are many short breaks available with Cologne city breaks a popular holiday choice for thousands of visitors each year.
As well as the beautiful market at Cologne Cathedral, there is also the Christmas Market of Angels at Neumarkt, and the Cologne Harbour Christmas Market right in front of Cologne's famous Chocolate Museum. With about 80 white marquee pagoda tents, culinary delicacies and pirate shows creating an elegant nautical atmosphere.
Fred.\ can tailor-make almost any itenerary to suit your needs and to ensure that you have the perfect holiday. Whether you prefer to fly, travel by train or other means Fred.\ has options available for you. The price stated includes flights from London; however, if you prefer to book your own flights; Fred.\ can organise airport parking, transfers and hotel only packages for you.
Want to visit more than one Christmas market or city centre? Fred.\ can tailor-make your itinerary to suit your needs and find the hotel, which is perfect for you. The majority of our hotels are via DERTOUR, one of the biggest hotel contractors in Europe and offers a wide choice of star ratings and locations.
- Flight time from London: 1hr 15mins
- Koln - Bonn Airport: 15km from the city centre, transfer time about 40min by train.
- Nearest Railway station: Koln
- Currency: Euro
* Valid from 25 November - 23 December 2013. Including flights from London to Cologne, prices subject to change.
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25 November 2013 - 23 December 2013Book now, call 0207 781 1009