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Cologne Christmas Markets: Hearts, Angels, Elves, & Nikolaus

13 Responses to “Cologne Christmas Markets: Hearts, Angels, Elves, & Nikolaus”

  1. White Postcards

    We had our first snow of the season today which makes me hope that we’ll be somewhere warm throughout the winter of our RTW trip:) – these pictures are beautiful! – Ginette

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    • fotoeins

      Thank you, Ginette, for your kind compliment! I spent five years in Chile, and every time the 3rd week of December rolled around, Christmas occurred days after the longest day of the year – summertime and beach weather! It’s not the same kind of Christmas that one might have with cold weather and snow on the ground. But warm weather during December and January doesn’t sound like a bad idea, either! Thanks again for reading and for your comment!

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  2. CrazyChineseFamily

    I am so looking forward to the Christmas markets in Germany. I finally moved with my family back to north germany. All the previous years I died little deaths each christmas time as the Christmas markets in Finland are just pitiful even compared to the smallest village Christmas market I experienced in Germany! In my hometown the market is slowly build up but I think I really should go once to cologne to see those markets as well.
    Nine years ago I was on the market in Dresden and it was wonderful as well. Sadly I do not have any pictures left from that time

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Timo. I’ve only encountered the markets in Hamburg, where Christmas markets in northern Germany are concerned. It’s interesting seeing more Finnish stands at the German markets; I saw this for the first time in Dresden a couple of years ago. The markets in Dresden were fantastic, including the big one next to Frauenkirche and another one in the Neustadt on the other side of the Elbe river. I’m looking forward to a number of Germany’s Christmas markets again in a couple of weeks time, although I’m not going to Hamburg or Dresden. Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Becky. I missed the opening of the markets in Cologne – by a day! I had a schedule to keep, and I missed the markets in Frankfurt and Cologne, but I’ve already seen them in a couple of places. Have fun at the markets! 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      Hello and thanks for your kind compliment, Ankur. I have to give a nod to my former hometown of Heidelberg for the familiarity of the university town. I’ve read great things about Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Nürnberg; I’ve visited the latter but only in summertime. I’ve also been fortunate to have visited a number of diverse Christmas markets in Berlin, too. I also liked the central Christmas markets in Leipzig and Dresden. It’s a tough call!

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    • Ankur

      I have been to Nuremberger Christmas Markets, they were great. However, Dresden is yet to happen!

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    • fotoeins

      Do you have a post/essay about the markets in Nürnberg? I would look forward to your impressions about Dresden’s markets!

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    • Ankur

      Ah sadly no, that was back in 2013 and I do not have great images on that. Will prepare for Dresden 🙂

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