Cologne & Prague Christmas Markets City Break

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Cologne & Prague Christmas Markets City Break

Enjoy five nights exploring the Christmas Markets of Cologne and Prague. With flights departing from Manchester and London Airports, you will begin your trip with two nights in Cologne.

The city of Cologne offers six Christmas Markets in total. Among them are four big Christmas Markets located at the Cologne Cathedral, on the Alter Markt, on the Neumarkt and on the Rudolfplatz. Every year these wonderful four Christmas Markets attract almost 2 million visitors.

The Christmas Market at the Cologne Cathedral is the most impressive one in Cologne, due to the huge backdrop of the imposing Cathedral.

Beneath the Cathedral and the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland you can find well over 160 festively designed wooden pavilions. Here you can watch artisans at work, enjoy original “Christmas Mulled Wine”, out of festively decorated Christmas mugs or you can choose from an unlimited choice of sweets and local delicacies.


Cologne

The Christmas Market on the Alter Markt takes place in the heart of the Altstadt (Old Town) and in front of the Old Cologne Town Hall, which is only 200 metres away from the Cathedral. For many years this Christmas Market has been attracting young and likeminded people to Cologne from all over the World. Shadowed by beautiful narrow-gabled houses and half-timbered stalls, the Christmas Market on the Alter Markt conveys a very romantic and idyllic feel. Children especially will find lots to do here; a nostalgic children’s roundabout, a puppet theatre, a Santa Claus’ grotto and many toy stands, all providing endless fun and entertainment. According to an old Cologne legend, this is were the famous “Heinzelmännchen” gnomes are said to be responsible for all this Christmas splendour, carefully observing the Christmas proceedings and preventing any mass made or modern goods from being sold.

The Neumarkt Christmas Market is Cologne's oldest Christmas Market, it is curiously located on the "New Market" amidst the backdrop of St.Aposteln’s Church and Cologne’s main shopping area. As in previous years, the Angels Market glows in pre-Christmas splendour with charmingly designed chalets and a unique “stars at night” theme. Visitors will be enchanted by glamour and high-quality products.

Set against the historic backdrop of Hahnentorburg, one of Cologne's three mediaeval gate houses, the Christmas Market on the Rudolfplatz takes you to a world of brother’s Grimm fairy tales. Large fairy tale figures and festive illuminations provide a special eye-catcher, especially for children.

The new Cologne Harbour Christmas Market is showcased by picturesque surroundings. Located near to a medieval Malakoff-Tower, Swing Bridge and Cologne’s popular Chocolate Museum, the historical harbour is a splendid location for a perfect Christmas Market. Modern and elegant, with about 80 white marquee pagoda tents and roof peaks, like ship sails, this Christmas Market aims to inspire a nautical theme. Offering high quality art products, and culinary delights from all over the world, as well as a colourful programme; with pirates, shanty and Christmas stage performances. The Harbour Christmas Market will entice anyone to stay for a tasty mug of mulled wine.

Finally and well worth seeing is the Stadtgarten Christmas Market, a fairly large Christmas Market, located on the edge of Cologne's oldest park. The Stadtgarten Christmas Market has a far more relaxed and village like atmosphere and is, apart from the traditional local food, arts & crafts, a great choice for children's entertainment or any one young at heart. As Christmas approaches there are plenty of things to do and attractions through out Cologne, including a variety of Christmas Concerts, Nativity Scenes and a huge temporary ice rink on the Heumarkt.


Prague

The Prague Christmas markets run daily, including on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The main markets are held at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, with smaller ones at Republic Square and Havel's market. All are within a few minutes walk of each other.

The Prague Christmas markets consist of brightly decorated wooden huts selling traditional Czech products from handicrafts and hot food (sausages, corn on the cob, pastries and local specialties), to cool Czech beers and warm drinks. Outdoor Christmas shopping is so much nicer with a cup of hot wine (svařené víno or svařák) in your hand!

Visitors can observe traditional foods being made, and find a variety of Christmas stocking fillers, such as Bohemian Crystal, wooden toys, scented candles, hand-made jewellery, ceramic mugs, hats, scarves, traditional puppets and Christmas tree ornaments.

However, Christmas markets are not just about shopping. At the animals stable in the Old Town Square children can stroke sheep, goats and a donkey. And a large Bethlehem scene depicts Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the Three Kings in a wooden stable.

Most impressive of all is the Christmas tree, shipped from the Krkonose mountains in the North of the Czech Republic. The tree is erected in the Old Town Square and draped in a blaze of lights, which are turned on around 5pm every night. Set against a dark gothic skyline, this is a spectacular sight.

And what would Christmas be without carols? A programme of events runs daily on a stage erected in the Old Town Square, with Czech and International choirs and dance groups entertaining visitors.

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  • 1 night
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  • Germany
  • Cologne
  • Central

4* Hotel Europa am Dom

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About Hotel Europa am Dom in Cologne

Every citizen of Cologne dreams about the view of the cathedral – enjoy this exclusive view with us!

Right in the heart of Cologne and in direct vicinity of the Cologne Cathedral the hotel Europa am Dom, offers modern amenities and an attentive service team.

No matter if you come for discovery tours in and around the city or if you are in Cologne for business reasons, choose the hotel Europa am Dom as the centre of your activities.

A First Class Hotel. This is a small private hotel in a very good location - all points of interest in the city centre are within walking distance. The hotel is located right in the city centre, next ot the iconic cathedral of Cologne and within a very short walking distance to all attractions of Cologne. The modern and spacious rooms are very cosy and comfortable.The bathrooms are medium in sized, very clean and tidy. This is a modern building. This accommodation has a small lobby. The breakfast room offers a extensive Hot Buffet German breakfast.

DomLounge

In our „DomLounge“ we serve 24h a variety of drinks and beverages.

For the small or large appetite you can choose between various snacks and tasty mediterranean or traditional dishes.

As a special highlight we show soccer games via Sky in our Sky-Lounge.

For the global connectivity we offer free Wi-Fi in the restaurant/bar and lounge area.

We look forward to your visit!

  • 3 Star
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  • 1 Night
  • None
  • Czech
  • Prague
  • Central

3* Hotel Green Garden

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About 3* Hotel Green Garden in Prague

Green Garden Hotel is situated directly in the historic centre of Prague, only a short walk from famous Wenceslas Square, Pragues’s main shopping boulevard. The hotel is just a few steps away from excellent public transport links. With this central location, you have best of Pragues's sights and tourist attractions on your doorstep.

PROPERTY AMENITIES

* Green Garden Restaurant situated at the picturesque winter garden is ideal place for romantic candle light dinner. Original design of Green Garden Restaurant including extensive flower decoration makes the atmosphere memorable one.
* Sit and indulge yourself with a cup of coffee or tasty sandwiches in the hotel’s lobby bar. The bar menu offers wide selection of quality domestic, French and Italian wines and typical Czech liqueurs.
* After a long and exciting day, you can find calm in the hotel’s Wellness Center. Unwind your mind and enjoy rehabilitating or relaxing massage with the professional therapist. Afterwards, you can relax in a Jacuzzi or indulge in a Sauna. There are Dry and Steam Saunas available and both can be reserved for your private use.

ROOM AMENITIES

* Green Garden Hotel is housed in a historic Neorenaissance building dating back to 1894, and it now combines historic charm with modern luxury in the heart of the Prague. The rooms re equipped with Individually controlled air conditioning, Safety deposit box for laptop, Coffee & Tea making facilities, high speed internet connection, Hair dryer, Mini bar and Satellite TV.


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