Cologne, Germany, is a beautiful city at any time of year, but it’s during the holiday season that it truly shows best, with stunning holiday decorations and an array of traditional, seasonal markets that attract visitors from around the globe. Wandering through the city’s medieval squares, you’ll find stalls packed with yuletide wares from wooden dolls to handmade candles, tree decorations and a variety of other arts & crafts. Tantalize your tastebuds with traditional German sweets or a warm mug of spiced wine. Munching roasted almonds beneath the glittering spire of the city’s cathedral while musicians play holiday tunes, you can easily imagine you’ve stepped back in time to a beautiful bygone era.
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