The cathedral city is always worth a visit. But it is particularly atmospheric in the run up to Christmas. Then Cologne's Christmas markets at the cathedral, Haymarket or Chocolate Museum attract many visitors - with lights, gift ideas, handicrafts, mulled wine and delicious food. I lived in Cologne for twelve years and I am still there frequently. Here are my best tips for the Christmas market Cologne: the six most beautiful Christmas markets, the best stands, dates or opening times and matching hotels.
You want to discover Cologne like a local? For twelve years I lived in the cathedral city. I'll tell you my best Cologne tips: to hotels, the most beautiful parts of the city, sights, activities, shopping and real insider tips Cologne for food (with cafes and restaurants for vegetarians and vegans). Real insider tips and recommendations for a great Cologne weekend or a longer city break!
My absolute favorite flea market in the Rhineland and even in Germany? The flea market Bonn Rheinaue! Because he lies in the middle of the green amusement park. There you will find many stalls with nice and cheap things. And there is delicious food, such as pizza, falafel or churros pastries. I'll tell you about the flea market, with lots of pictures.
City trips and good food - I have these preferences in common with Ina from the blog Genussbummler. As locals she reveals in this article her Dusseldorf tips: to the best sights, hidden places or insider tips, hotel, restaurants and cafes. Everything for your weekend break or the short trip to NRW!
Do you like Christmas markets so much? With sparkling lights, Christmas trees, music, gingerbread, mulled wine and meeting friends. In this article I introduce you to one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany and Europe: the Christmas market Aachen, in my native city (North Rhine-Westphalia). In the article you will find the best tips for your visit. Continue reading
(Advertisement for REWE Regional) I am a Rhinelander through and through - I like the people, the cities, the landscapes and the food. The region is perfect for getaways on the doorstep. After all, in our home town of Mönchengladbach, cities such as Cologne, Düsseldorf or Aachen are very close by. But now with a dog we prefer nature. For a weekend we visited in cooperation with REWE Regional a destination of my childhood, the Eifel. Because your own region often has so much more to offer than you think. This applies to excursions, but also for regional products that are grown in the area. I brought you tips for sights like the romantic town of Monschau with its half-timbered houses, castle, castle, restaurant and café. And I'll tell you a regional dish that my grandma always cooked.
(Contains advertising for the Ruhr area) What do you think about the Ruhr area? At industrial culture, collieries and heaps? Or gardens, open-air cinema, beach club and stand up paddling? All this I experienced with Carsten and our dog Buddy on a weekend in the Ruhr. We spent nice days in Essen, Duisburg, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Bochum. Here are eight great sights in the Ruhr area, in the cities and in the countryside.
Again and again the motif appeared on Instagram: beautiful half-timbered houses, picturesquely situated on a river. In Monschau in the Eifel, very close to Aachen. This childhood memories were awake, because in the past I was often there with my family. With Carsten I took a trip to the Eifel - and plunged into a completely different world.