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Alter Markt
Alter Markt

Alter Markt

8.07 reviews
Sights and Museums, Other, Landmark
Ranked #12 in Cologne things to do
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Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Alter Markt (Old Market) is a large town square in the center of Cologne. It is next to the Haymarket and it covers a land area of 5,460 square meters. There are multiple shops and restaurants in the ... Read more
area, and the Baroque townhouses line the square. You may want to have a bite at a cafe or pick up some handmade candy from Furst chocolatiers. Visit during the Cologne Carnival or the Women's Carnival to enjoy live concerts and street performances. If you come in December, you can attend the Christmas market.

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Prague, Czech Republic

After visiting the Cathedral walk down and experience the real Cologne. This square has a beautiful atmosphere and always something going on, including the city’s famous Christmas markets. Street fairs, buskers, crafts…you never know what you’ll find when you wander through. Bars and restaurants attract a range of locals and the vibe changes from morning till afternoon to night. And what better place to indulge in a Kolsch beer?

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Los Angeles, California, USA

If you are looking for authentic, historic Germany, this is a fantastic place to walk around.

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Paranaque, Philippines

And all the while I thought the only attraction in Cologne was the Cathedral. When we discovered the Old Town, we loved it! We crossed the street from the Dom, got into a pedestrian lane and further on you see the Old Town. Lovely to stroll through the narrow, cobble-stoned alleys which takes you back to times long ago.

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Frederick, Maryland, USA
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Beautiful old world part of Cologne. Not much of the old city remains standing, so this very special.

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