Cologne Harbour Christmas Market


Christmas market
Modern and in a picturesque setting right on the Rhine, next to the Chocolate Museum, the modern harbour Christmas market presents itself with 70 stalls in snow-white pagoda tents that remind of ships' sails. In addition to high-quality goods and handicrafts, there are culinary delights from the region and all over the world, and on the large, real three-master wooden ship, hot mulled wine invites you to linger. A varied entertainment program including shanties and pirates and the "Lighthouse Spelunke" underline the christmassy harbour atmosphere. As a further highlight, a Ferris wheel with an impressive 48m height is integrated again this year – with an incomparable view over Cologne, the Cathedral and the Rhine and of course the sparkling harbour Christmas market.

Special tip: From 26th December 2023 to 7th January 2023, the Christmas market will be transformed into a New Year's market – perfect for a relaxing stroll at the turn of the year with food, drinks and a ride on the Ferris wheel.



  • Target Group Teenager

  • Target Group Adult

  • Target Group Family

  • Target Group the Elderly

  • for Groups

  • for Class

  • for familys

  • for individual guests

  • Pet allowed

Payment Options

Entrance Free


We recommend using public transportation.
Bus Stop: Schokoladenmuseum
Bus line 133

You can also reach the Harbour Christmas Market on foot from the Cathedral or Old Town by walking along the Rhine Promenade.

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KölnTourismus GmbH

Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln

+49 221 34643 0

Dates overview

Thursday, the 30.11.2023

11:00 - 21:00

Friday, the 01.12.2023

11:00 - 22:00

Saturday, the 02.12.2023

11:00 - 22:00

Our recommendations

Chocolate Museum


Am Schokoladenmuseum Köln

Im Zollhafen 2
50678 Köln


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