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Wednesday, 07-12-2016,

Cathedral Christmas market: watch it live on webcam

Locals and visitors alike are already waiting impatiently for the chance to get down to the Christmas market at Cologne’s Cathedral. And if you simply can’t wait any longer, get online and sneak a peek at the popular Christmas Market on the koeln.de webcam.

Snapshots of the festive activities are updated every three minutes. The view in the evening when hundreds of lights illuminate Roncalliplatz is unrivalled. It is no wonder that the Cathedral Christmas Market is one of the most popular in Germany.

Find out more: Christmas markets