If you are searching for a romantic Christmas Market break, the cities along the Rhine and Moselle valleys can offer you that opportunity. Local vineyards and cinnamon create the calm and cozy atmosphere at the traditional Christmas markets. The beautiful towns in the region can captivate each visitor with their rich history, labyrinthine old quarters and amazing cathedrals. But during the holidays they are even prettier… The historical buildings are illuminated by thousands upon thousands of fairy lights and the mood all over the streets is positive and enchanting.
Christmas market in Trier
Trier, which is Germany’s oldest city, hosts a charming Christmas Market on the Hauptmarkt Square, with a cathedral providing an impressive background. There is also a large Christmas tree in the middle and a little train that can take you between some of the markets.
Christmas market in Cologne
Cologne is known by its famous Cathedral and is Germany’s fourth largest city. As Christmas approaches there are plenty of things to do, with attractions throughout Cologne, including many Christmas Concerts, Nativity Scenes and a huge temporary ice rink on the Heumarkt. Also in Cologne you can find one of the largest Christmas trees in the Rhineland, fascinating and spectacular.
Visit a Christmas market either in Trier or Cologne is a great opportunity to buy an unique Christmas gift and get into the Christmas spirit at the same time. Small wooden huts, lots of handcrafted gifts, wine and festive treats are just a small part of all the possibilities and things to do during a Christmas market adventure. Everything you can expect from the best of German Christmas markets is situated in Trier and Cologne. Even for the children, there is plenty to keep them amused like a puppet theater, a Santa Claus’ grotto, toy stands and much more.
Christmas markets are open from November to the end of December (about 22nd, 23rd ). They have an interesting program and many possibilities to entertain each visitor. You can feel both the taste of Christmas and the enchanting atmosphere of Germany, along the Rhine and Moselle valleys. Finding an amazing and original present, having fun with some of the activities or trying delicious Christmas food, like bratwurst sausages, potato pancakes, sweets, hot tea and mulled wine…
These are the various opportunities offered by the Christmas markets, which can be experienced in the best way only in Trier and Cologne.