‘Tis the Season … Köln’s Christmas Markets

About a year ago, my husband and I spent a week in Germany. Little did we know what a magical experience it would be. It was the season for Germany’s Christmas Markets. Each market had its own theme – gnomes, angels, stars, and fairy tales. Here are some of the sights from Köln (Cologne).

Köln Christmas Markets - Collage 1

Köln Christmas Markets - Collage 2

Köln Street Food - Collage

Köln Tree Statues - Collage

St. Aposteln Church, Köln, Germany

Köln Buildings - Collage 1

Medieval City Gate, Köln, Germany

Köln Christmas Markets - Collage 4

You can see photos of the Christmas Markets in Düsseldorf here.

25 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season … Köln’s Christmas Markets

  1. Oh, I wanted to go to the German markets this year, but they will have to wait until next year. Did you have a favorite?

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. Looking through them made me remember the good time my husband and I had. Thank you so much for thinking of Agujas for the award! What a thoughtful treat especially during the holidays.

  2. Thanks for liking my post, A Berber Home. Really enjoyed this post. Great photos. I visited Köln very briefly years ago when in Germany on business. The sales manager of one of the firms I was visiting drove me, white-knuckled, around part of the country in his BMW. Drove by a Mercedes at 250 kph while gesturing and yelling at its driver, who didn’t move over fast enough to suit him. Said Canadians were the worst for hogging the passing lane. I loved Germany. Its people win you over pretty fast (except for this guy).

      1. I really like the mother with its young. Morocco should be the ambassador for Islam. We read heartwarming and amusing stories before going there last year.

  3. OMG, this makes me sooo homesick – Köln is one of my two home towns. Especially the picture of St. Aposteln (one of the 12 romanic churches) gives me a pang. I’m not especially religious, but the churches of Köln are landmarks synonymous with the city. I love the markets, too! Although I’m allergic to gnomes, and anyway – when you live there you take the markets for granted…I haven’t been home for Christmas in more than 14 years. So it’s now on my bucket list!
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. I would feel homesick too. Köln was magical. We enjoyed walking through its many streets and only caught glimpses of the whole city. I agree about the churches. It doesn’t matter if one is religious to appreciate the architecture and grandeur of the buildings.

    1. We actually went the last week of November and spilled into the first couple of days of December. It was great timing if you’re from the U.S. and have Thanksgiving holidays.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am also a knitter and traveler just like you. I’m surprised that you went on holidays to Germany. I lived there for several years and the only way that I could get friends from the US to come over was to meet them in Italy or France! They missed out on a lovely country.

    1. I agree. It is beautiful. We went to several Christmas markets – fun fun fun! Then took a drive through the country to visit the Addi needle factory and Atelier Zitrón. On the way back we passed by a castle and went exploring. Beautiful country.

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