From: Wednesday, Nov 25th, 2020
To: Tuesday, Dec 22nd, 2020
Christmas in Cologne – with a very gay market!
Cologne’s LGBT Christmas market takes place each year from the end of November, at the corner of Mauritiuswall and Schaafenstrasse, in the “Bermuda Triangle”. The colorful “Christmas Avenue” will be open for business from November 25 to December 22. There will be nearly twice as many stands as last year, including a new addition featuring designer ceramics, an “XXL” stand offering hot Christmas cocktails and – for something you won’t find elsewhere – an entire hut filled with Christmas-y accessories for canine pets. www.lademence.com
More than 120,000 people visited Christmas Avenue last year.There will also be a variety of acts on stage every day. Along with the obligatory Glühwein (hot, mulled wine) and Christmas goodies, there will be colorful stands proffering objets d’art and accessories for an out-of-the-ordinary Christmas celebration. Christmas Avenue is not only a popular meeting place for the LGBT community, it’s fun for everyone. All are welcome.
Colognes Neumarket transforms into “Angel’s Christmas Market” during the same period. This is the main Christmas market in the city, famous for its fluttering angels, who sprinkle fairy dust on the streets awaiting Santa’s arrival who makes his appearance on a grand horse. How gay is that!
There are two gay areas in Cologne with a total of seventeen gay bars; we have only chosen hotels in the first area because, we were not able to find hotels in the second area with good reviews. We think finding a good place to stay is an important part of your holiday so we try to recommend the best hotels around where you need to be to enjoy your trip.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of Cologne
There two gay areas in Cologne: Rudolfplatz, known locally as the “Bermuda Triangle” is more modern in style with Many of the cafes, bars and clubs around have started during the last twenty years. The Old Town is home to more Traditional pubs and bars for mixed ages.
Recommended Apartments in Cologne
Sunny luxury Masionette apartment, in the middle of the old town of Cologne. Sun terrace over the roofs of the old town with a direct view of the town hall, large St. Martin & Domspitzen. Bathroom with tub and shower.
Studio Apartment in the best location: Central station, Philharmonic Hall, cathedral, museums, registry office, restaurants, breweries, pubs, and last but not least the most visited Europe’s shopping street, Schildergasse
Apartment in old town
Studio 2 Guests
Located in the heart of Cologne, directly next to the historical Heumarkt (Hay Market), the middle of the Old Town surrounded by the humming night life and a stones throw from the world famous Cologne Cathedral
Cozy newly renovated apartment is located near the most popular street Aachener Straße for bars, restaurants, clubs and is perfect for 2-4 persons. The apartment is perfectly located for easy access to public transport.
Video of Cologne Christmas Market
Promotional Video for Cologne Christmas Market
Recommended Hotels in Cologne
We recommend booking a hotel in the heart of the old town. They are generally more charming, close to all the gay bars and clubs and offer better value for money.
Hotel Lyskirchen 4 Star
Bright & Spacious Rooms
The Hotel is a great choice for travelers interested in gay bars & clubs, food & shopping.