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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    all of them!: Buy the world at Schildergasse and Hohe Strasse

    by sophia-dorothea Updated Feb 13, 2004

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    Pedestrian area Schildergasse-Hohe Stra��e

    It is not A shop but the whole shopping promenade. Its greatest convenience is in its being a pedestrian area. You can arrange a meeting with friends at Neumarkt which is a large traffic junction. And then, what a feeling to plunge into this sheer stream of people cast into the banks of stores!

    What to buy: Clothes and shoes - Cologne has a large range of famous labels like Mexx, Benetton or Esprit which have separate stores in Schildergasse or Hohe Straße. On the other hand, various other labels account for a colourful variety in this stream of shoppingness ;-)
    German largest department stores like Karstadt or Kaufhof can also be found there.
    Most stores are open from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. on workdays. On Saturday some stores (the largest ones) are open till 8 p.m. as well.

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    Black Diamond Records: My favorite 2nd hand Köln record shop

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 16, 2006

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    K��ln: Black Diamond Records
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    Black Diamond Records is a small shop, with many high quality records. The new owner tries to get a balanced mix of records in store, so there is a chance to get some of the surplus (Opera) cheap.

    Furthermore this shop is selling record cleaning equipment and provides record cleaning service.

    Business hours:
    Tu-Fr: 11AM-6.30PM
    SA: 11AM-4PM

    What to buy: Records.

    What to pay: 45 RPM from Euro 1; average Euro 5.
    Albums from Euro 12.

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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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    Sunday Market under Hohenzollern Bridge

    by richmondaldien Updated Jun 18, 2007

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    Miniature House

    When I walked around the Cathedral, I found this Sunday market under the Hohenzollern Bridge
    not many of them, but I found some interesting, like a German miniature house (used for aromatic candle -- and I have no idea what the name is) right under the bridge on the west bank of the river (I guess??)

    What to buy: aromatic candle house (miniature)

    What to pay: The offering price start from EUR 5 and bargain

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  • Schildergasse, Breite Straße, Hohe Straße etc: Shopping Paradise

    by sabsi Written Aug 3, 2003

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    Pic borrowed from Niksa. Thank you

    Cologne is a shopping paradise. There are many pedestrianised shopping streets full of great shops here. I love shopping here because it's such a perfect area without traffics and because there's a huge variety of shops!

    What to buy: Everything you need and not need!!

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    Hohe Straße - the shopping zone

    by King_Golo Updated Mar 14, 2007

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    Just like all German cities, Cologne has a pedestrian zone in which you can shop until you drop. In Hohe Straße and the surrounding streets you can find more or less everything you can think of - electronics, clothes, food, jewelries, and so on...
    Just stroll around and take lots of money with you!

    What to buy: whatever you need

    What to pay: the same as everywhere in Germany, maybe slightly above

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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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    Hohe Straße and Schildergasse: You've gotta really wanna shop....

    by garridogal Updated Apr 13, 2007

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    This is one of those crazy, busy shopping areas where you can find all sorts of clothing stores (mainly trendy), fast food places and what seems like millions of people; the kind of place that'll make you watch your bag for fear of pick-pockets.

    I don't generally enjoy spending a lot of time in places like this as I'm not into feeling like a rat and most of the clothing is too "young" for me. But hey, if it's your cup 'o tea....then go for it!

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    Christmas Market in Cologne

    by kentishgirl Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Setting up of the Christmas markets..

    The Christmas market in Cologne is very famous...unfortunatley we missed it by a few weeks, I was told that it starts towards the end of November through until Christmas.

    In the Dom area the stall were being prepared, I imagine that when ut actually opens the scene is spectacular!

    Oh, well....always an excuse to visit Cologne again!

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    Parallel: High quality 2nd hand records

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 16, 2006

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    K��ln: Parallel Schallplatten
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    Parallel is a spacious shop with a great number of high quality 2nd hand records.

    Prices are high, but that is obvious. You get good quality for your money.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Fr 11AM-7.30PM
    Sa: Noon-6PM

    What to buy: Records

    What to pay: Albums from Euro 15

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