Village in the city
The Nicholas Village is a place of encounter and experience. An optical invitation is even the view from the outside towards the village.
There is no dreary front and back views. Round the village houses lovingly decorated and illuminated.
On the submerged in warm light Nicholas Street, Village Street or Market Street a leisurely stroll through the Christmas market on Hahnentor is guaranteed. And take note: When it begins to dawn on even the St. Nicholas walks through the streets of his village.
The imposing gate buildings of the Nicholas Village invite already from afar, to want to discover the town center of the Christmas market.
You can see the large, fantastically beautifully designed and conceived as an experience destination for children Nicholas House that every visitor of the Christmas market Nicholas Village magically attracts with its 4 corner towers and enchants.
On display are unusual light elements and many other charming details.
There are rotating, small windmills; there you will discover beautifully lit and decorated Christmas wreaths; giant candy canes on the roofs not only delight young visitors; this ancient village watches; big reindeer with gifts carriages filled ... and ... and ... and ...
Gleaming seemingly light installations in the tree branches form a large area after Christmas motifs and make the middle of the city for relaxation and the feeling of being cared for in the Nicholas Village with its historic ambience well.
There is the Village Chapel of St. Nicholas, one the station of the "Kölner Krippenweg“. Loving every detail, the chapel was recreated faithfully and designed: with ornamental paintings on the windows and small pews to linger. Here is the true story of St. Nicholas and the Christmas story of NIKO are presented cinematically.
In addition, in the Village Chapel are designed by the children crib figures. The organizer calls every year on "cribs" an award-winning art competition of which is aimed at children and young people in Cologne and surroundings. He would like to specifically stimulate and encourage creativity.
Before the holidays, it can always go culinary well a village community, of course; i.e., in the Nicholas Village they are culinary well-furnished and the attractive offer of exhibitors makes it sure to find a suitable gift for any occasion.
Structurally, the houses differ in their heights, in roofing and façade design. Just like in a real village strolling through the Nicholas Village is a visual journey of discovery.
Decorative dominate the colors green, red and gold.
Typical village elements give the Christmas market its unmistakable touch. There are the streets with streetlights that cast-iron benches, the old lamps on the facades of houses, the quaint roofed wooden bar, the inn, the village inn, the fairground with its festival stage.
Even the village signage gives the impression that this village has grown historically.