Our insider shares his tips on how to make the most of the German city this season – from boutique hotels in the Belgian Quarter to family-run breweries.
Home to some of Germany’s – and the world’s – finest Christmas markets, Cologne certainly nails the wintry vibe. Local resident Tobi Breit co-owns the Bumann & Sohn bar in the trendy Ehrenfeld district. Far from just a drinking den, it hosts live music and events through the year, including one of the city’s coolest contemporary Christmas markets. We sat down to talk all things festive, including hotels and hotspots to take you through the seasons.