Opening times

The Heinzelmännchen - the House Elves - start work every morning at 11 a.m.

Christmas Market:

26 November to 23 December 2018

Ice Skating Rink / Heumarkt:

26 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
Closed on 24/25 December, Open daily from 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., and from 26 December from 11.00 a.m. till 9.00 p.m.

Travel information

Cologne Old Town is located in the heart of Cologne, only around 200 metres away from Cologne Cathedral.

Park + Ride:

To visit the Christmas market, we strongly advise you to leave your vehicle in the Park+Ride car parking facilities on the edge of the city centre. That also means you do not need a special particle emissions sticker for your vehicle.

By subway (“U-Bahn”):

The Christmas market in the Old Town can be easily reached both from the Main Railway Station (“Kölner Hauptbahnhof”) and from the Heumarkt subway station (Lines 1, 5, 7 and 9).

By car:

In the city centre area, follow the electronic parking guidance system and use the Dom, Philharmonie, Groß St. Martin or Heumarkt parking garages.

Christmas Market Express:

During the Christmas market period, all the Christmas markets in Cologne are linked by the Christmas Market Express (“Weihnachtsmarkt-Express”). For further information, go to: www.bimmelbahnen.de