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Explore the Christmas Markets of Cologne

The unofficial 'Christmas Market capital' of Europe, Cologne has five incredible, bustling Christmas Markets to choose from. Festive stalls offer a selection of gifts, decorations, arts and crafts as well as a variety of local delicacies including traditional sausages, waffles, beer and wine. 

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  • Europes Christmas Market capital
  • Colognes Old Town
  • The Market of Angels
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Day 1 Eurostar

London to Cologne

Depart St Pancras International by Eurostar for Brussels. Arriving in the Belgian capital, change high speed trains and continue your journey to Cologne for a three-night stay.

Days 2-3 Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets

Cologne’s Christmas Markets

Enjoy the wonderfully festive atmosphere of Christmas time in Cologne over the next two days. The city is Europe's unofficial 'Christmas Market capital', with five Christmas Markets each boasting its own unique character. Festive chalets offer a special selection of gifts, decorations, arts and crafts as well as traditional stalls selling sausages, waffles, wine and beer. Visit the Maritime Market next to the Rhine and the city's Chocolate Museum, the market at Rudolfplatz, held at the Hahnentor city gate, or the market in Roncalliplatz beneath the cathedral, which has the biggest Christmas tree in the Rhineland. A short wander through the Old Town's narrow alleys and squares leads you to the Christmas Market at the Alter Markt, and you can also stroll around Neumarkt which hosts the oldest Christmas Market in Cologne, now themed as the 'Market of Angels'. Cologne Cathedral, located just outside the main station, is also a wonderful sight, especially at this time of year. One of Europe's most premier examples of its kind, the mighty spires looming up high prove this to be a truly awe-inspiring landmark. 

Day 4 London

Cologne to London

On the final morning of your city break, head back to the station after checking out and catch the train to Brussels. From here return to London on the Eurostar service.

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Cologne Christmas Markets

Explore the Christmas Markets of Cologne


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