Join our delightful short break across to Germany, visiting some of the wonderful cities in the Nordrhein Westfalen region, including beautiful Cologne, set alongside the Rhine river.
Set around the cathedral and town hall, Aachen’s market square is perfect to feel the magic of the festive season, with the local speciality gingerbread, Aachen Printen, a must to try! Enjoy a stroll through the heart of this historic town.
The city of Cologne has seven markets, with the largest ones located at the cathedral, Alter Markt, Neumarkt and Rudolfplatz. It is truly magical to explore the colourful decorated stalls and seasonal treats, with the backdrop of the imposing cathedral and other historic buildings, such as the medieval gate house, whilst there are also shops galore to discover as well.
The vibrant city of Dusseldorf has an exciting mix of traditional markets and fabulous shops, especially along the popular Konigsallee, where lights illuminate the giant trees along the boulevard. Explore the city and enjoy the festive treats such as mulled wine and gingerbread.
Located in Kaarst, on the outskirts of Dusseldorf, this modern hotel is perfectly placed for us to explore the surrounding cities and offers a welcome retreat after a day sightseeing.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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