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Best Flea Markets in Cologne (NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA)

If Cologne is the most populous and popular city of North Rhine-Westphalia, it is not for nothing: the city seemingly offers endless attractions, led by its famous cathedral whose filigree twin spires dominate the skyline, and the vibrant arts and music scene which encapsulates the city’s lust for life.

No wonder why it has been regularly voted Germany’s single most popular tourist attraction.

The city’s museum landscape is particularly strong when it comes to art but also has something in store for chocolate fans, parks & sports enthusiasts and even for amateurs of Romano-Germanic history.

Cologne’s inhabitant are well known for their liberalism and joie de vivre and it seems easy to have a great time right along with them year-round in the welcoming bars in the area around Alter Markt and Heumarkt square or during the springtime Carnival.

And if the culture and excitement of Cologne takes its toll, locals and tourists can always take some time to go off the beaten path, by discovering one of the many flea markets the city harbors.

In Cologne, almost every district has its own flea market. However, the most notorious are the Trödel an der Kölner Galopprennbahn (Cologne Racecourse Flea Market) which is held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and once a month on Sundays, and the Kölner Stadt Flohmarkt (Cologne City Flea Market), held every Saturday.

Our list of the 8 most significant flea markets in Cologne: https://www.fleamarketinsiders.com/best-flea-markets-in-cologne-koln-germany