School Christmas Markets day Trip to Cologne

Every year during the Christmas period, people from countries far and wide are enticed by the festivity of Cologne’s Christmas markets.

This cathedral city offers eight different markets, each with its own special atmosphere. The oldest market can be found on the Neumarkt, but other highlights include the Fairytale Christmas Market at Rudolfplatz, Europe's largest floating Christmas market on board the "MS Wappen von Mainz" and, of course, the Harbour Christmas Market, which is located right next to one of our top visits in Cologne, the Chocolate Museum.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
      Previous evening depart school and travel to Dover/Folkestone for channel crossing
Day 1 Arrive Köln. visit the famous Gothic Cathedral and Treasury before exploring the Christmas markets in Domplatz. Buy/eat lunch from the various food stalls Walk along the Rhine to the Altstadt and enjoy ice-skating on the open air rink or visit the Chocolate Museum and explore the Harbour Christmas markets Depart and travel back to Calais
  Early morning arrive back at school    
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Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

The cathedral is a World Heritage Site, being one of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany and Cologne's most famous landmark; described by UNESCO as an "exceptional work of human creative genius". Cologne Cathedral is one of the world's largest churches, being the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe. For four years, 1880-84, it was the tallest structure in the world until the com...

Cologne Christmas Market

Cologne Christmas Market

Every year during the Christmas period people from countries far and wide are enticed by the radiance and festivity of Cologne’s Christmas markets. This cathedral city offers many different market themes and stalls offering goods for all tastes. A special attraction is the floating Christmas market on board the "MS Wappen von Mainz".

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Quite simply this is one of the best attractions in Cologne! The first part of the exhibition is a history of cocoa and how it is grown and harvested. You also learn about how chocolate is made and can see some machines at work. Don''t forget to visit the chocolate fountain either, where you will get a free wafer dripping with Lindt chocolate. You can also see the various different methods that we...

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Phantasialand

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Roman-Germanic Museum

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Olympic and Sport Museum

Olympic and Sport Museum

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Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

The Hard Rock Cafe Cologne opened on April 28,2003, a welcome addition to the city. Try it for some tasty American food, and the best live music in the city.

Cologne City Museum

Cologne City Museum

The Kölnisches Stadtmuseum is set in a large old building with exhibition space of 2,000 sq. metres and provides an insight into the history, culture, economy and everyday life of Cologne and its inhabitants. Works of art and everyday objects illustrate the exciting history of this important Rhenish city from the Middle Ages to the present day. A tour of the museum familiarises visitors with ...

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