Alter Markt, Cologne

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  • August 14, 2017
    This place is well located. A lot of tourists as well as Germans. Around this square you will find restaurants (Italian, German, Turkish, Mexican) where you can either consume, or eat.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The old market square is the summer rather stark, but the points heruu plenty of vehicles that could be used (the end of November until Christmas) for the Christmas market.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Really nice for a stroll photos memory or shopping. Access by public transport common or taxi (from the station barely 9 euros)
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  • Worth a visit - things you will only see here.....
  • I don't find this square as good as most of people. It's obvious that it was totally reconstructed after II World War. There are numerous cafes, but the entire place has no charm. There are many nicer squares in the nearest area.
  • One of the best Christmas markets in Cologne is held here. Pretty much conjoined with the Christmas market at the Heumarkt area. Has lots of great food, drinks and shops. There's also an ice skating rink and a place to play curling. Lots of restaurants, cafes and bars are located within the area so you aren't short of options. Stone's throw away from the Dom too.
  • Not as spectacular as I was hoping, wander through but don't go out of your way expecting something amazing
  • Good shopping centre with a range of shops to suit all pockets, right in the main area of Cologne's shopping district. Worth a visit.

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