Cologne Shopping

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    various: Christmas Markets

    by Sjalen Updated Nov 19, 2006

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    I have never visited the Christmas markets myself as I have always been too early, but the ones in Cologne are known all over Germany and this picture shows preparations in full swing in Neumarkt. This is just one place with a market as they are spread out all over the city centre here, with another famous one in the Old Town. The markets open in November and generally close around 23 December.

    What to buy: Chrismas decorations, handicraft and nice German food.

    What to pay: Anything.

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    • Women's Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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    Globetrotter: VT heaven!

    by Sjalen Updated Nov 12, 2006

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    Four floors of rain gear, travel support gadgets, polar clothes and sleeping bags, canoes, kids outdoor gear and books, tents, climbing stuff,,,there aint much you won't find here in Europe's largest outdoor shop. There is even a cafe to get you relaxed enough to make a decision :))) There is a rain test area and a climbing wall as well as a cold room with polar temperatures, and yes, in this picture you see the little water feature where you can test your canoe before purchasing...In nearby Bonn, they also have an outlet. Ask Win (rhineroll) for details about that one.

    What to buy: Anything from a tent to a GPS to a travel pillow...

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    • Family Travel
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Camping

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    The English Shop: English Products

    by AnnS Written Oct 20, 2006

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    While you're staying in Cologne, if you start pining for Marmite, crave a cup of PG Tips or just want to buy a British magazine, help is on hand in the form of a shop, right in the city centre, that sells a wide range of British products. I came upon in by accident when I looked down a side street and saw a large Union Jack flag. Further investigation revealed a little shop which at first glance, looked as if it was just selling tacky British souvenirs but inside it is a small supermarket, rather like a corner store, and the range of products on offer is impressive... everything from Pot Noodles to jars of Petroleum Jelly.

    The English Shop, Cologne

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    Wonderful Coats & Outdoor Clothing

    by AnnS Written Oct 20, 2006

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    What to buy: Cologne is a fantastic place to shop for outdoor clothing. I needed a new winter jacket that was waterpoof and windproof but not too heavy and I hadn't been able to find anything suitable in the UK. So I went to Cologne to look for one and found exactly what I was looking for. Furthermore, the price for such top quality was very reasonable too.

    A wide range can be found in all department stores, clothing shops and specialist outdoor gear shops.

    What to pay: 99 euros - 400 euros

    Inside the Galeria Kaufhof Department Store

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    Galeria Kaufhof: Christmas Window Display

    by AnnS Written Oct 16, 2006

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    Each year during the Christmas shopping period, Galeria Kaufhof has the most wonderful window displays of Steiff toy animals. There are hundreds and each of the giant windows has a different scene. Many of the animals are mechanised and doing things, and you have to look for a long time to appreciate the detail. They delight children but are fantastic for people of all ages... even those who don't like Christmas... Bah! Humbug!

    Galeria Kaufhof Window - Christmas 2005 Galeria Kaufhof Window - Christmas 2004 Galeria Kaufhof Window - Christmas 2004

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    Saturn: Large selection of CD's, DVDs, etc

    by jbreweral2or Written May 24, 2006

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    I have heard that Saturn (pronounced Zah-tourn) is 'Europe's largest CD store.' I can't be certain, but it is indeed large. I found quite a number of items there that I had been looking for. Prices aren't special, just the usual highway robbery you expect for a CD today. It's worth a visit anyway if you're looking for music.

    What to pay: 8-20 EUR per CD.

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    Schopping paradise

    by croisbeauty Updated Mar 11, 2006

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    There is an huge area in the central part of Cologne, starting right immediate the cathedral, where most of the molls and retail shops are situated. Starting from late afternoon, it is the bussiest part of the city constantly flowed by the crowd. Great many of shops offers cloths and shoes, those cheap but also very expensive.

    What to buy: I was in particularly interested to see the clothing shops because fashioned cloths is part of my job. I didn't like most of the glass windows, found them overloaded by the cloths or shoes, but there are also those in which I saw "Italian hand".
    Many shops offers cheap cloths made of cheap fabrics and those articles cannot last long. Most probably one have to hrow it away after first chemical laundry. The law medium quality cloths is too expensive, in my opinion.

    What to pay: The most important is that everybody should find cloths which is in accordance with own style and salary.

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    Weinachtsmarkts: A Holiday Tradition

    by Docu2001 Written Dec 19, 2005

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    Throughout Germany you will find Weinachtsmarkts. I've written about one I visited a few years back in Aachen. Now, living in Koln, I've had a chance to visit three of it's four markts. We have one in our neighborhood near the Rudulfplatz just south of the Belgisches Viertel. The largest one at the Neumarkt is only a few hundred meters distant. There is great German traditional fast food, gluhwein (hot, spiced wine punch) and local crafts. There is also a wonderful carousel for the children where we spend time every day with our two-year old.

    Dom Weinachtsmarkt Markt near Belgian Quarter HH on carousel
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    What to buy on the christmas market?

    by Helga67 Updated Oct 4, 2005

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    What to buy: Christmas markets in Germany sell good stuff. Very often hand-made or special to the occassion. At the christmas market you will find a lot of small hand-made gifts made of ceramic: christmas ornaments: balls, christmas stable and figures, ... but also goodies like delicious cookies or candy.

    Christmas ornaments At the Christmas market Pretzel Cookies

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    Souvenir shopping

    by fairy_dust Written Sep 12, 2005

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    There are a lot of souvenir shops in town, especially close to the Cologne Cathedral. Every shop has postcards and gifts that have to do with the Cathedral, since it's the biggest attraction in town.

    What to buy: Postcards, statuettes, decorated plates, collectible spoons, t-shirts, hats, dolls, etc. I even bought a nutcracker doll in one store (I'm a ballet dancer, I just had to!)

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    • Religious Travel

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  • Can't Remember: Typisch Deutsch Clothing in Koeln

    by Mariajoy Updated Jul 8, 2005

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    I saw this lovely traditional costume shop in central Koeln. If anyone knows the name of it please let me know!!

    What to buy: Traditional German outfits, dirndl skirts and lederhosen.

    What to pay: A lot. This is a shop selling quality products. A tiny pair of Lederhosen to take home to a little nephew will set you back 87 Euro!

    Traditional costumes

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    Markt am Wilhelmsplatz: open shopping extravaganza

    by eranda Written Jun 20, 2005

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    This is one of the best open market area is Cologne Wilhelmsplatz in Nippes is one of the best site for all kinds of marketplace.
    Normally each weekend there is a vegetable and fruit market is going on , from that place you can buy green colored fresh fruit and vegetables, the prices are very reasonable . in the meantime you can also buy

    a variety of kitchen tools such as bowls and tin openers and so many accessories, if you can go to eat snack and have a fresh fruit drink on the open area,

    What to buy: Vegetables,
    CD,
    Food Items,
    House holds items,
    Housing accessories,

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    Markt am Wilhelmsplatz: open shopping extravaganza

    by eranda Written Jun 20, 2005

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    This is one of the best open market are is Cologne Wilhelmsplatz in Nippes is one of the best site for all kinds of marketplace.
    Normally each weekend there is a vegetable and fruit market is going on , from that place you can buy green colored fresh fruit and vegetables, the prices are very reasonable . in the meantime you can also buy

    a variety of kitchen tools such as bowls and tin openers and so many accessories, if you can go to eat snack and have a fresh fruit drink on the open area,

    What to buy: Vegetables,
    CD,
    Food Items,
    House holds items,
    Housing accessories,

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    Cologne 4711: Cologne 4711

    by jmhenry1123 Updated Mar 17, 2005

    Cologne 4711 is like the prototype for perfumes and colognes. More and more good smelling perfumes have come along. Cologne 4711 is very citrus-y and reminds me of the furniture polish, Lemon Pledge.

    What to buy: Not the best reminder of Cologne, but a fragrant one, Cologn e4711

    What to pay: 2 euro-20 euro

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    4711 Shop

    by kentishgirl Written Nov 10, 2004

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    You can buy anything made with the famous Eau De Cologne - 4711 here.

    You can buy most things in other shops in Cologne too, but for me there was just something special about buying it here in this shop where it originated with a 4711, Glockengass, Cologne stamp on it!

    They have a barrel with running Eau De Cologne - you can dip your hand under it and get a free splash of 4711!

    What to buy: You can buy bags, towels, t - shirts all with the 4711 logo on, you can also buy perfume, soap, room spray, from the 4711 range and other manufacturers perfumes are also sold here.

    What to pay: From approximatley 2 euro upwards...2 euro will buy you a soap!

    Inside the 4711 shop
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    • Women's Travel

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