Why there is more in Cologne than Christmas markets


It’s known for its Christmas markets but there is so much more to see than just around Christmas time. We will list some practical tips and activities to do. In our opinion this is one of the easiest cities to visit if you’re from Belgium or the Netherlands.

Must do: The Dom, Kölntriangle and the botanic garden

Cologne bridge keulen

If you’re looking for a quick lunch or dinner you can check the restaurants of vapiano (vapiano.com). Here you can have all sorts of pizza and pasta’s for 7 – 10 euros. The atmosphere is amazing and it’s self-service. No need to wait for the service and that means more time to explore the city.

You didn’t visit Cologne if you haven’t seen the Dom. Also try to enter and get a feel of this massive church. We really enjoyed a stroll through the botanic garden (free). For some amazing views you can go to the kölntraingle. The entrance fee is three euros and you can enjoy a view over the city. Go and enjoy a drink at Heumarkt or cross the river with the Rheinseilbahn.

I want to go back around Christmas for the famous markets but we’ll see what life brings!

Cologne colourful houses
P.S. What hotspots do we need to visit in Cologne?

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  • emi
    Posted at 19:39h, 26 July Reply

    love this!! can’t wait to go here nearer to christmas!!

    xo Emi

  • wendy
    Posted at 01:26h, 27 July Reply

    WOW! It’s looks lovely! <3


  • Maaike - Travellous World
    Posted at 20:36h, 31 July Reply

    Thanks for the reminder: I definitely have to visit Cologne again 🙂

    • Stephanie
      Posted at 16:39h, 01 August Reply

      Thanks Maaike for the comment. Cologne is such a wonderful place. I’m looking forward to your post about it.

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