Cathedrals, Kölsch & cool things to do in Cologne

Cathedrals, Kölsch & cool things to do in Cologne

Have you ever got to the airport not knowing where you’ll be touching down at the end of the flight? I hadn’t until a few weeks ago when I went on a weekend away with WowTrip who organise surprise city breaks in Europe. For someone who organises corporate group travel months in advance this kind of blew my mind but I rolled with it and had a blast. Our surprise destination was a weekend in Cologne, Germany.

Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne
 

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Lebkuchen Recipe – Festive Flavours from a Christmas Market

Lebkuchen Recipe – Festive Flavours from a Christmas Market

December’s arrived and with it comes an extra crispness in the air, evenings in front of the log-burner and a festive feeling that’s fast sneaking up on me. Thoughts are turning to Christmas and, if I could, I’d be heading to Europe to soak up some authentic yuletide atmosphere in a traditional Christmas market. Lebkuchen biscuits, Glühwein and schnapps spring to mind.

The medieval towns do it best; Christmas time in Bruges is magical and Vienna’s on my wish list but Munich is home to my favourite Christmas market. Or, as the Germans would say, ‘Weihnachtsmarkt’.

Munich Christmas Market

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