Cologne Harbour Christmas Market at the Chocolate Museum

Exceptional Christmas Highlight in Cologne! Free entrance!

Cologne Harbour Christmas Market at the Chocolate Museum
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Cologne Harbour Christmas Market at the Chocolate

In a picturesque setting overlooking the Rhine, the Cologne Harbour Christmas market at the Chocolate Museum will this year bring again the gateway to the Rheinauhafen to life and give festive Cologne a maritime flavour.

As befits the location, the themes “harbour and christmas” will be reflected in the design, decoration, stage performances and products on offer at the new Harbour Christmas market at the Chocolate Museum. Snow-white, festively decorated pagoda tents with wooden floors and pointed roofs that remind you of the planks and sails of a ship give the new market a stylishly modern yet cosily festive touch. With around 70 exciting stands, this very special Harbour Christmas market at the Chocolate Museum is one of the largest Christmas markets in Cologne.

In a lively atmosphere, hearty “seafarers” offer a wide variety of fish specialities, fine foods and drinks from around the world along with a diverse range of high-quality goods and crafts, all on the themes of the harbour, seafaring, Cologne and Christmas. Do not miss the impressive wooden three-master in 15m length serving tasty mulled wine out of its hull.

Our culture and entertainment programme highlights the lively harbour atmosphere and festive mood. From sea shanties to traditional Christmas songs – you’ll enjoy relaxing here with a delicious mug of mulled wine. Also the “Rhine Pirates” with their sailor’s yarns and pirate juggling are an unmissable highlight of the market, particularly for children and families.

Surrounded by the medieval Malakoff Tower, the historic harbour swing bridge, the much-visited Chocolate Museum, the intriguing designed art’otel and of course the Rhine, the new atmospheric Cologne “Christmas market on water” will be an exciting, attractive must-see for visitors from near and far.

In addition to our Christmas market, you should also visit the German Sports- and Olympic Museum, the famous Chocolate Museum or the restaurant of the art’otel cologne.

Free entrance!
Opening hours: 21st November to 23rd December 2024
Sun-Thu: 11am until 9pm, Fr-Sa: 11am until 10pm.
Within easy walking distance: 5 min. from old town via beautiful promenade at the bank of the Rhine
Bus: Line 106, Stop Schokoladenmuseum, Tram: Line U1,7,9 Stop Heumarkt (walk to the rhine then right)
Venue: Schokoladenmuseum, Rheinauhafen Köln, Car parking: entrance Rheinauhafen, exit at the market
Contact: eventleute gmbh,, Tel. 0049.221.3101887,
Tour-Bus: Passenger bay directly at the market. (each bus driver / courier receives on request a voucher for a hot drink)

Drop your passengers directly at the special bus parking lot at the Chocolate Museum and enjoy the stressless traffic situation. Your passengers can reach the other christmas marktes and the old town within 5 minutes walking distance at the banks of the Rhine. Guided by road signs (just straight ahead the same road), you can park the bus at Cologne’s central coach parking “Buspark Köln”. Parking is free of charge. Pick up easily your passengers again at the parking lot of the Chocolate Museum.


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