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Christmas Markets (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Cologne 2017

Where:   Cologne , Germany
When:    End November till end December 2017.
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In the Christian calendar, the first season of the church year, a period of preparation for the birth of Jesus. Advent begins on the Sunday nearest to November 30 and continues until Christmas.

During this period, from end November to December 23rd, Cologne squares turned to a one giant Christmas market. In contrary to other cities in Germany, Cologne holds six marvelous markets where each of them has different characters. Four of the markets are extremely large. The larger market is located in Cologne Cathedral.

The second is in the ''Alter Markt'' with the beautiful city hall building as its background. The third is in the middle of a shopping center called ''Neumarkt''. Its uniqueness is driven from the beautiful church St. ''Aposteln''. The fourth market is located in ''Rudolfplatz'' near the ''Hahnentorburg'', a medieval town gate.

Cologne markets attract, yearly, more than two million visitors. During markets' days, various entertainment events take place; skiing area, Christmas concerts and presentations of Christmas Nativity scene that show Jesus in a manger, Joseph and Mary in a barn. It is recommended to take a walk among the booths and enjoy the hotdogs, the hot wine (Gluhwein) or a cup of punch.

Opening hours:
11am-9pm daily

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Admission fee:
 Free
Contact: 

Cologne Tourism Office
Phone: +49 221 2213 0400


Koeln travel information
Dialing code: 221
Longitude: 6.95°
Latitude: 50.93333°
Germany information address: German National Tourist Board (GNTB) Beethovenstraße 69 60325 Frankfurt/Main Fax: +49 (0) 69/75 19 03
Tourist website: www.germany-tourism.de

Germany country details
Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark.
Capital: Berlin
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 230V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +49
Language: German .

Germany background and overview:
As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]