The fourth largest city in Germany, Cologne is definitely firmly on the tourist map. It is at its best during the Winter and Christmas period when it is decorated with 7 large Christmas Markets, all of which you will be able to visit with this deal!
You will be staying in the 4* NH Koeln City hotel, which has received a TripAdvisor rating of 4/5 and a GreenLeaders Gold Certificate. You will be staying here on a room-only basis, which means that you will be able to get out early to go and find a traditional German bakery for something delicious for breakfast.
Of all of the Christmas Markets Koeln has to offer, there are three which I would recommend. The first is in the Altstadt (Old Town) because it has some of the more traditional stalls and the food is cooked using traditional methods. It’s also set amongst some of the oldest buildings in Cologne and is very beautiful.
The second I would recommend would be the Markets at the Dom. These are probably the most popular of all of the markets because they are the most famous. Set underneath the Dom, there is a stage with live German music, plenty of beer-buying opportunities and enough German nik-naks to make your wallets nervous. These are the ones that most people will have heard of.
The final recommendation is the Neumarkt Christmas Market. This is my favourite to visit at night time. It’s really centrally located, in the newer part of Cologne. The trees that stand over it are decorated with lights that look like stars, during the day it isn’t as pretty as it is in the dark. I would definitely recommend this market if you’re looking for traditional wooden gifts or Christmas tree decorations. This is probably my favourite of all of them.
This deal is available to you on lastminute.com for only £120 per person. This includes your 2 night 4* hotel stay and your flights. This is the perfect excuse for you to get into the festive spirits and also for you to get everybody some presents that nobody else will have found!
- Cologne: 2 Nights incl. 4* Hotel & Flights only £120
- Travel dates: 01/12/2014- 03/12/2014
- Travel duration: 2 Nights
- Airport of departure: London Stansted
- Airline: Ryanair
- Hotel: 4* NH Koeln City
- Rating: 4/5 on TripAdvisor out of 337 reviews + GreenLeaders Gold Level
- Location: central; Holzmarkt
- Destination: Holzmarkt, Cologne
- Meals: not included
- Airport transfer in Cologne not included (to see how to get there click here)
- Price: only £120 per person based on 2 adults sharing