Christmas Lights & Markets – Cologne Bike Tour

Cologne by Bike during the most beautiful time of year!

Discover Cologne’s magic at Christmas time on our relaxed Cologne bike tour to the city’s highlights and the most beautiful Christmas markets.

We explore cool neighborhoods, admire the imposing cathedral and fully immerse ourselves in the festive atmosphere. Our guides know the best insider tips for unique Christmas treasures and traditions that you shouldn’t miss!

Book our X-Mas Special „Christmas Lights & Markets – Cologne Bike Tour“ directly online 

You can book the public “Christmas Lights & Markets – Cologne Bike Tour” in November and December between 23.11.2023 and 23.12.2023, daily in English. Choose the date that suits you:

Our „Christmas Lights & Markets – Cologne Bike Tour“ in a nutshell 

  • Daily tours in English between 23.11.2023 and 23.12.2023; accompanied by expert guides 
  • Small groups of up to 15 people 
  • approx. 3 hours, including break
  • approx. 15 kilometers
  • from 35,90 euro per person, including city bike & helmet
  • More comfort? E-bike upgrade for only 14,90 euros!


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What you can expect on our „Christmas Lights & Markets – Cologne Bike Tour“

Experience the enchanting Christmas atmosphere that Cologne captures at this special time of year. On our “Christmas Lights & Markets – Cologne Bike Tour” you will learn the most important and interesting facts about the metropolis on the Rhine and experience the cathedral city at the most beautiful time of year!

Christmas in Cologne!

You start your tour in the shadow of the medieval Eigelstein archway, explore the authentic Agnesviertel and the northern foothills of the Grüngürtel. Here you will find the former Fort X, a “remnant” of Cologne’s fortifications. With a view of the Rhine, the cathedral and the illuminated old town, you cycle on over the Zoo Bridge, through the Rhine Park and along the Rhine Promenade before leaving the so-called “wrong side of the Rhine” over the Hohenzollern Bridge and heading back to the old town – a special experience at Christmas time!

Gingerbread, fairies and mulled wine

The most beautiful and cosy Christmas markets await you in the medieval city centre of Cologne. Alter Markt and Heumarkt have been transformed into “Heinzel’s Winter Fairy Tale”, a fabulous winter wonderland adorned with numerous stalls. There are all kinds of things to try: Mulled wine, gingerbread, pastries and biscuits, waffles, potato pancakes, and much more – your tour will be a culinary highlight! And when you’re refreshed, it’s even easier to stroll past the beautifully decorated wooden stalls and buy one or two handmade souvenirs from Cologne.

Christmas in the Rheinau Harbor

Your tour will then take you to the Rheinauhafen and the Hafenweihnachtsmarkt – a market with a special flair in the immediate vicinity of the Chocolate Museum and the imposing Kranhäuser. Your guide will be sure to explain a lot about German Christmas traditions and have a few insider tips ready for unique Christmas treasures you shouldn’t miss.

On the way back to the Eigelstein, we meander through the small alleys of the old town, and of course a detour to the cathedral, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals, is not to be missed – an absolute highlight of this Cologne bike tour! At Christmas time, however, a very special highlight awaits you on the so-called “Domplatte”: the Advent Village at the Cathedral, the largest Christmas market in the city! You will be immersed once again in unique customs, traditions and Christmas stories!

This unforgettable tour takes place daily in English from 23.11.2023 to 23.12.2023 and promises not only wintry fun, but also lasting memories of the unique magic of the Christmas season in Cologne!


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“Christmas Lights & Markets – Cologne Bike Tour” in summary

the highlights of this tour

  • Eigelstein, Agnes quarters, and Green belt 
  • Schäl Sick: Rhine park and promenade
  • Hohenzollern- and Deutzer bridges
  • Cologne Cathedral and the biggest X-Mas Market in the city
  • Old Town: Heinzels Wintermärchen x-mas market on the Hey Markets and Old Market
  • Harbor and Harbor X-Mas Market
  • And much more…
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What is included in the price of the bike tour? 

  • Use of city bikes on tour
  • Helmets are available upon request
  • English-speaking guide, depending on the booking
  • Disposable rain ponchos in bad weather
  • 100% active cultural enjoyment: x-mas feeling, sightseeing and cycling!

More impressions from our “Christmas Lights & Markets – Cologne Bike Tour”

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