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Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The old market back in the day, but is now a touristy place to visit. It's basically a public square with a few interesting sights along with the many cafes and restaurants around the square. Good things to look out for when visiting the square...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To me, I much prefer this square over Heumarkt. Again, this square is in the Old Historic area, and a short walk from the south side of the cathedral. It is very wide at the Radhaus side and then narrows, but mostly an open airy...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surrounded with places to eat and drink this central square is tall the sights are within reach.he hub of the city. A short walk down to the Rhine or up to the Cathedral

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank wiltingbas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday is wedding day and many couples are outside celebrating their unions with friends and family. Romance is in the air.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank root7116
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the old town place - 3 marketplaces altogether, quite close to one another, restaurants and a specific cosy atmosphere!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

This is such a nice area to grab a leisurely drink and people watch. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to places to cool your heels.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

Normally this is a busy square with lots of restaurants and people which is interesting in its own way. I included it in my early morning stroll which gave me time to look at the buildings and of course little detail like the Kallendresser which...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RenateV169
Reviewed June 7, 2019

A lovely little square just by the River Rhine - with brightly coloured buildings that serve as a wonderful foreground to Gross St. Martin behind. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed May 24, 2019

Felt more could be made of this space which was somewhat lacking in points of interest - but OK place to sit and people watch

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank lizith
Reviewed April 28, 2019

In December, the Heinzels or Elves, transform this market square into one of the best Christmas Markets with a skating rink and curling lanes included. They also have a small ferris wheel and merry-go-round for the kids and several "bars" for enjoying mulled wines and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from 688carolk | Reviewed this property |
It is a short walk. The whole downtown area is pretty close together.