Christmas in Cologne – the best places to visit in 2022

Christmas in Cologne – the best places to visit in 2022

Published January 31, 2023 in Uncategorized
Written by Pascal Marquigny

The 2nd Advent is already over, but the Christmas season has only just begun. The perfect time to introduce you to everything you can experience in Cologne in December.

All I want for Christmas

Christmas markets – The undisputed highlight is of course the Christmas markets, which exude the smell of mulled wine and roasted almonds on every corner. Whether for arts and crafts, Christmas presents or simply for culinary pleasure – until 27.12. the markets put every visitor in a festive mood. You can find more information and which market is most likely to be worthwhile for you here.

Ice skating – Winter activities are also part of the Christmas anticipation. So how about a pair of runners under your soles? At the Christmas market on Heumarkt you will find the famous ice skating rink again this year. If you book your tickets here early, you will not only be able to do pirouettes, but also have the chance to beat your family at curling.

Christmas Garden – Zoo and Christmas don’t go together for you? Then let the Christmas Garden at Cologne Zoo prove you wrong. Until mid-January, you can spend a contemplative time-out surrounded by light shows and imaginatively designed illuminated figures. Add a magical touch to your winter walk. And afterwards? Afterwards you can relax with delicious food and hot drinks. Tickets are available here.

December is showtime!

Christmas shows – One thing we Cologne residents are particularly proud of is our Cologne language. For all those who love the sound or want to get to know it, the “Kölsche Weihnacht” show offers Christmas stories from the city in genuine dialect. The concerts will take place until December 22 and tickets can be purchased here.

If you still haven’t had enough of Christmas shows, head straight on to the Cologne Christmas Circus. Until January 1, it brings together artists from all over the world who will delight audiences with acrobatics, ballet, music and much more. Take Anton Yakubovskii, for example, who performs ground-breaking tricks on the trampoline with his colleagues. But parodies and slapstick are also on the program. You can find more information here.

With our activities, nothing stands in the way of your festive December. And there really is something for everyone. So grab your loved ones and make your way to Cologne. Click on “Find out more” and get to know our hotels. Our team is also available to you at any time by telephone and e-mail.


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