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    Galeria Kaufhof: Christmas Window Display

    by AnnS Written Oct 16, 2006

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    Galeria Kaufhof Window - Christmas 2005
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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  • Can't Remember: Typisch Deutsch Clothing in Koeln

    by Mariajoy Updated Jul 8, 2005

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    Traditional costumes

    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!

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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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    Bookshops

    by diocletianvs Updated Apr 23, 2005

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    Mayerische bookshop

    I usually hate shopping even in my own town and was never able to understand people who spend time and money on shopping while they travel.
    (I could understand it in the era of communism when foreign goods were rare, but now when every city has the same shops and brands it is totally strange concept for me).

    What to buy: Well, there is one kind of shops that I always check, and that is the local bookshop. I am always looking for books about local history and architecture and especially for books with aerial photographs (the kind of photographs you usually can't make yourself).

    I found excellent book with aerial photos of Cologne in one of Mayersche bookshops in central Cologne.

    They had a wide range of other interesting books but I had limits on my expenses and my luggage weight as well :(

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    Shopping mecca

    by diocletianvs Updated Apr 23, 2005

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    Detail from Schildergasse

    I was in Cologne at the beginning of the Christmas times and the big shopping maddness. Although it was late Saturday afternoon all the shops were open and although there was light rain there were literally thousands of shoppers in this shopping mecca.

    What to buy: The main shopping streets are along the Hohe Strasse - a typical pedestrian shopping street with several nice 19th Century buildings but mostly with rather uninspiring 1960s architecture and the usual brands you can find everywhere around Germany and Europe.

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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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    Inside the 4711 shop

    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!

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    • Women's Travel

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    Chocolate Shop

    by kentishgirl Written Nov 10, 2004

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    In my element!!!

    The chocolate shop located in the Chocolate museum is pure heaven!! You can actually shop here without visiting the museum itself...but I would highly reccommend that you take the time to visit the museum as well.

    What to buy: Ummm....Chocolate!! Lol

    You can also purchase an alcoholic marzipan drink here!

    The chocolate is sold in various varieties and forms including Truffles, Biscuits and bars.

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    • Museum Visits
    • Family Travel
    • Food and Dining

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    Cologne City Centre

    by kentishgirl Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Streets of Cologne

    The shops in Cologne are fabulous! There are so many shops selling almost everything that you could possibly imagine..the pedestrian areas in the main part of the city are even packed with window shoppers during the evening and even more crammed during the shopping hours.

    It seems that hardly any shops if any are open on a Sunday, generally the hours are Monday to Saturday.

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