Christmas in Cologne
Christmas in Cologne - a special time, when the streets begin to "sink" in the festive lights, everywhere we hear Christmas music, the aroma of pancakes, roasted chestnuts and cinnamon ...
Features Christmas celebrations in Cologne
On the first day of Advent, the Germans mounted onplace of honor wreath of mistletoe, lighting it every week (on Sundays) 1 suppository before the holiday. For the Christmas holidays in Cologne hosts no Santa Claus, but Weihnachtsmann, and the Germans decorate the Christmas tree with candles, candies and nuts.
On holiday hostess himself treated to a family potato salad with sausages, fried carp or goose in apples and cakes with icing.
Entertainment and celebrations in Cologne
You can go skating at the rink with artificial ice Eiszauber on the Heumarkt Square (riding a rented skates, you can simultaneously enjoy the Old Town).
You can go for a walk, if desired byThe Rhine, for example, the ship-cabin "MS Stolzenfels" - travelers will be treated to a Christmas meal, festive cakes and other culinary delights. On the boat trip they will wait for the show program, and Christmas itself can be found on the water as part of a festive party.
Travelers who went on holidaysthe tourist route "Nursery Road", will be able to visit the urban areas - there will be set crib (they are a reflection of various historical eras and cultures).
From November 11 to Christmas is to visit the Christmas festival Weihnachtsfest.
Christmas Markets in Cologne
Cologne Christmas markets are functioning from 24 November to 23 December.
Of particular note is the Christmas marketnext to the Cologne Cathedral. Here you can not only get the right things and trifles, but also enjoy a variety of refreshments, daily and evening to listen to a variety of music (jazz, rock, traditional German church carols, motets).
If you decide to visit the floating fair, goodWelcome on board "MS Wappen von Mainz" - then sell exclusive souvenirs and Christmas decorations, scented oils, tea, leather goods and collectors' coins.
The children should go to Christmasmarket on the Alter Markt - then they will be delighted presence of a large carousel and puppet theater. In addition, they will be able to meet with Nikolaus and get him a toy as a gift.
Christmas markets open in the cityareas and are characterized by their own color, design, shopping pavilions and even ceramic mugs that sell mulled wine (for them take a pledge, and if you decide to leave one yourself, simply do not return the mug).
It is worth noting that one of the Christmas market to another, you can get on a small train, plying on the route Cologne special (from one place to another trade).