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  • Welcome to Cologne

    The world feels at home in Cologne, where people meet for a Kölsch, a chat or simply a laugh. Life in Cologne is vivacious.

  • Take a trip through 2000 years of history and visit cultural monuments from the Roman Empire to modern times.

  • Cologne provides over 250 hotels with a total capacity of more than 26,000 beds.

  • "Drinking a Kölsch is more than just drinking a beer: it´s like drinking an entire culture." (NYT, 5/07)

  • Enjoy the world-famous traditional Cologne Carnival and several top events throughout the year.

  • Prime location in the heart of Europe and exemplary infrastructure also a multitude of highly specialised modern economy.

  • Cologne’s Schildergasse is the most-visited shopping street in Germany.

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  • Carnival

Wednesday, 07-12-2016,
Next to the historic backdrop of the medieval Hahnentorburg the Christmas Market on the Rudolfplatz takes you to the world of Christmas.
Cologne's oldest Christmas market is held on the Neumarkt, the city centre market in the shopping district. Visitors will be enchanted by this lovingly decorated Christmas marktet.
In front of the impressive backdrop of Cologne's landmark, the Cathedral christmas market awaits visitors with its 160 attractively designed wooden pavilions.
Probably the most attractive christmas market is the one on the Alter Markt in front of Cologne´s town hall. Children in particular, will find here their Christmas paradise.
Every year, the city centre of Cologne is touched by the magic of the festivities in the run-up to Christmas. Christmas music, arts and crafts, toys, Christmas decorations and the scent of the Christmas bakeries create a wonderful atmosphere.

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