Alter Markt, or the Old Market, lies in the heart of the old town . It is home to the Christmas market during the festive ... More
Alter Markt, or the Old Market, lies in the heart of the old town . It is home to the Christmas market during the festive season and the Medienburgerfest in the summer, but is perhaps best known for the Carnival which begins here at 11.11am on the 11th day of the 11th month. This is when Cologne goes completely crazy and hoards of Jecken, or madmen, storm the town hall . Once Cologne's commercial centre, nowadays it is simply a focal point for tourists who flock here to witness the comings and goings around the Marktbrunnen fountain.
Been here a few times and love it more every time i go..The corkonian irish pub in the alter markt is the best pub in the world. you'll love it . it is managed by a lovely irishman called Vinnie .. hes the nicest bloke youll ever meet.. it has a great atmosphere and your made to feel very welcome..tell him janice and matthew said hi..
The first traces of the Zeughaus , in which weapons were kept date from the 14th century. Around the year
1600 a new armoury was planned and built, which already included objects gained during Cologne's long history of military ...
Anyone who's interested in television and broadcasting, and would like to catch a glimpse behind the scenes should definitely take
one of the guided tours of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Germany's largest regional broadcaster. There are tours of the Funkhaus, ...
Peters Brauhaus has one of the best locations in Cologne's old town, in a side street just off the more
open Alter Markt. It's always full here of course, even with tourists, who find the building's beautiful façade and ...