LifeStyle: Tips You should be familiar with these Cologne Christmas cards 2020 Nostalgic Christmas Cards “Christmas Greetings from Cologne Online. Let’s go into Cologne’s Christmas hustle and bustle! All Cologne Christmas markets have been open since Monday and millions of visitors are looking forward to fragrant baked apples, steaming mulled wine kettles, and a contemplative stroll. There have never been so many markets as this year. EXPRESS, therefore, recommends three Cologne Christmas routes: the child-friendly family stroll, the romantic couple tour, and the action-packed scene excursion.
Enjoy the Advent season as a couple? Here’s how it works: In the evening at the “Markt der Engel” (Neumarkt), lovers stroll in the sea of lights because hundreds of shining stars hang in the trees. Cocoa with Baileys at the “Cloud 7” stand ensures a warm feeling – also in the stomach. After a leisurely stroll, continue to the largest outdoor ice rink in Europe: At the Heumarkt, the couple can slide around the equestrian monument on ice skates A bag of hot chestnuts (5 €) and a little relaxation can be found while strolling past the stalls of the Alter Markt. Finale: The lovers enjoy the cathedral panorama under the star tent.
Everyone knows mulled wine, handicrafts, and gingerbread – this route is for everyone who wants to experience Christmas markets in a different way: The gaudy, colorful starting point is marked by the gay and lesbian Christmas market “Christmas Avenue” next to Rudolfplatz. Tip: a hot Christmas cocktail (€ 6)! Next station: ice stock sport (between 25–50) on the ice rink at Heumarkt. A short walk along the banks of the Rhine leads to the “Market of Water” (chocolate museum). There are fish dishes from the star chef and Feuerzangenbowle with burning sugar loaf per cup. The finale takes place at the cathedral – there are Cologne tones and classical sounds on the stage.