What is there to do in Cologne for free?
What is there to do in Cologne at Christmas?
10 things to do in Cologne
Christmas markets. The Dom. Museum Ludwig. Chocolate museum. Walk on the lovers' bridge. Take a trip on the Rhine. Visit the Old Town. Visit a beer hall.
Is there snow in Cologne in December?
Average weather in December in Cologne, Germany
The amount of rain/snow in December is normal with an average of 90mm (3.5in). Most people don't tend to visit Cologne during this period since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 4.0°C (39.2°F).
Cologne is cosmopolitan, hospitable and safe. Nevertheless, crime cannot be ruled out. Christmas markets in particular attract not only many visitors, but also pickpockets. Wherever many people come together and there is a crowd, they look for their victims.
Is Cologne expensive to live in? No, Cologne is not expensive to live in, though it's certainly not a bargain either. A glance at the cost of living in Germany's ten largest cities shows that Cologne ranks in the middle of the list. you have to expect a cost of living of 1,842 euros in Cologne.
3 days in Cologne should be enough time to see the majority of the sights the city has to offer. What is this? One of the things I would recommend getting when you visit is a Köln Card. The card allows you to use public transport for free in the city for either 24 or 48 hours, depending on which card you buy.
Cologne Winter Weather
Cologne's winter weather is milder than most, but temperatures still drop below freezing during the night. It's sure to snow quite a few times over winter, but your chances of experiencing a white Christmas are about 10%.
Snowfalls in Cologne are quite frequent, though usually not abundant, and occur in the form of light snow, sometimes, however, snow can accumulate on the ground, and last for many days, if it occurs during cold waves.
Cold weather will not ruin a high alcohol based perfume unless you are experiencing frigid temperatures of -76℉ (-60℃) and below. However, water based or low alcohol based perfumes may crystallize when exposed to sub 0℃ temperatures (32℉).
Cologne is home to some of the most famous Christmas Markets in Germany and even I have to admit they are pretty formidable. They are surely touristy- you won't find many locals here and you'll definitely be paying tourist prices if you decide to buy any souvenirs, gluhwein or snacks at the market.