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City Breaks in Cologne

The grand city of Cologne, on the banks of the broad river Rhine, is famous for its spectacular Gothic Cathedral, but has far more to offer the visitor.

From fine historic architecture, to great art collections, a packed cultural calendar and a rich offering of hearty, traditional food, there's really something for everyone, whatever your tastes and interests may be. 

To find out more about this dynamic German city, read our Green Guide to Cologne on our blog. If you're considering visiting during the festive season, Cologne plays host to a spectacular Christmas Market. For some inspiration, read about Paul Miles' experience travelling by train to enjoy Cologne's Christmas Market.  

Below we list some of the best holidays in Cologne, all of which you can easily reach by train or ferry.

Cologne Christmas Markets by First Class Rail

Cologne Christmas Markets by First Class Rail

Cologne is perhaps one of the best Christmas destinations in Europe. Spend this self-guided, 4-day first class rail holiday exploring the six fantastic markets, one of them a medieval market. Also make time for Cologne's many cultural hotspots.
From £325 per person by Standard Class Rail and from £449...

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Cologne Christmas Markets by First Class Rail

Cologne Christmas Markets by First Class Rail

Cologne is perhaps one of the best Christmas destinations in Europe. Spend this self-guided, 4-day first class rail holiday exploring the six fantastic markets, one of them a medieval market. Also make time for Cologne's many cultural hotspots.

From £325 per person by Standard Class Rail and from £449 per person by First Class Rail (based on two people travelling together)

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