Christmas Market Nicholas Village Cologne – Welcome

Video: Das Nikolausdorf lädt Sie herzlich ein. | ©Nikolausdorf
Video: Das Nikolausdorf lädt Sie herzlich ein. | ©Nikolausdorf

Every year during the Advent season, the Cologne rub their eyes in astonishment. Within a short time her Rudolfplatz transformed in the shadow of his distinctive, centuries-old Hahnentorburg completely in a seemingly historically grown half-timbered houses.

The Nicholas Village would be together with patron Hannelore Bartscherer, the chairman of the Catholic Committee of the City of Cologne, to seeing.

The opening times:
Like all great Cologne Christmas markets, the Nicholas Village opens its doors after Totensonntag:
From 23rd Nov to 23rd of Dec 2020.

We look forward to your visit.



The true story of Nicholas

Niko ist ein Riesenfan vom Heiligen Nikolaus | ©
Niko ist ein Riesenfan vom Heiligen Nikolaus | ©

At the Christmas market Nicholas Village our doll unique NIKO brings close to the true story of Saint Nicholas, of which he is a huge fan....

In the Village Chapel of Nicholas Village you can NIKO all day, sitting on the original, small church benches, admire cinematically: Niko tells the true story of St. Nicholas

Another film in the village chapel: Niko tells the Christmas story

Is staged by one of the best known and NIKO best puppeteers Germany: Carsten Haffke ("Sesame Street", "The program with the elephant" ...)

NIKO told:
The true story of St. Nicholas

with illustrations by Marina Kolishchak



Village in the city

Luftbildaufnahme vom Weihnachtsmarkt Nikolausdorf in Köln
Dorf in der Stadt | ©Nikolausdorf.Foto.IrisFriedrich-Lumina

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.



In Nicholas House children, art and culture are the focus

Das Nikolaushaus
Herzlich Willkommen im Nikolaushaus | ©Nikolausdorf

"Who wants to see hard workers who have to go to Nicholas House" and here is not only watched.

In large unique Nicholas House are active learning, accompanied by experts and also lots of fun at the center.

And for the whole family. The Nicholas House is not a dispensing station for children: Here is painted together with their parents and friends, drawn, tinkered, licked, listening....

Cologne artists, artisans and authors support the Nicholas House team, present their work and provide an insight into their work.

All of these creative activities can be used free of charge.




By public transportation or car for the Nicholas Village:

SO EASY TO FIND THE NIcholas Village