Cologne Christmas Markets
Situated on the Rhine River in the centre of the Rhine-Rhur region, charming Cologne is the beating heart of the beautiful Rhineland. Originally founded over 2,000 years ago by the Ubii tribe, Cologne was once the largest city in the Holy Roman Empire and served as a major trade route throughout the Middle Ages. In recent years the city has been extensively rebuilt and restructured and is now one of the most important historical and cultural centres in Europe.
Every year, the city centre of Cologne is touched by the magic of the festivities in the run-up to Christmas. When the Christmas markets in Cologne open their gates. The aroma of baked apples, cinnamon biscuits and mulled wine will waft through the alleys, and many differently themed Christmas markets will invite people to stroll, shop and explore.
The larger Christmas markets are held in downtown Cologne. The booths near Cologne Cathedral are arranged around a huge Christmas tree, next to which is a stage for a diverse programme of live music performances. At the “Heimat der Heinzel” (Home of the Heinzelmännchen) on Heumarkt, visitors will be thrilled to find a spectacular skating rink. The “Markt der Engel” (Angel Market) on Neumarkt will treat you to a magnificently shining sea of stars, while the “Nikolausdorf” (St. Nick’s Village) on Rudolfplatz will create a family-friendly atmosphere.
Cologne’s Christmas markets attract millions of visitors from all over the world every year. You too can savour the unique atmosphere of this metropolis on the Rhine at this special time of year. You’re sure to be enchanted!
- Return Flights Dublin to Cologne with Ryanair as outlined above
- Return Airport/Hotel Transfers
- 3 nights accommodation in the 4 Star Leonardo Hotel Cologne based on 2 sharing
- Breakfast daily
- Insiders tour of Cologne
- One carry-on bag of 10 kg pp
- City tax included
- Taxes included
Day 1: Fly Dublin to Cologne and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Morning Insiders Tour of Cologne. Afternoon at leisure to explore.
Day 3: Day at leisure to explore the Christmas Markets.
Day 4: Collection from hotel and transfer to the airport. Return flight to Dublin.
- to the Central Station and Cologne Cathedral;
- to the nearby exhibition centre “Koelnmesse”;
- to the Lanxess Arena with numerous events.
The Leonardo Hotel in Cologne offers 165 comfortable rooms with modern design as well as an in-house restaurant and a cosy hotel bar. For conferences and events, nine fully equipped meeting rooms are available. A wellness area with indoor swimming pool, sauna and fitness facilities ensures relaxing evenings. Enjoy the feel-at-home atmosphere and recover for tomorrow’s work or activities in the Rhine metropolis.
Dining & Facilities
- 165 Rooms
- 11 Superior Rooms
- 2 Junior Suites
- 4 Handicapped Accessible Rooms
- Check-in: 3 pm
- Check-out: 12 pm
- Express check-out
- Air Conditioned Hotel
- 24 h Reception
- Pets Allowed (on charge)
- Virtual entertainment
- Free Wi-Fi
- 6:30 – 10:30 am Week
- 6:30 – 11 am on Weekends
- Fitness Room
- 90 Parking Spaces (10€/day)
- Bus Parking
- Laundry Services
- Safe at Reception
- Limousine Services
- 9 Conference Rooms for up to 190 people
- Conference Technology & Flat Rate
- Business Corner
- Copying / Fax Services
- Adapters available
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Single room supplement €115
- Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit €100 per person
- Full payment due on confirmation
- Optional Insurance €17 (conditions apply)