16 Top Markets in Cologne to Check Out

Updated on February 23, 2024  


What better way to spend a weekend, strolling through one of the top Cologne markets, sampling freshly-made artisanal bread or uncovering pre-loved treasure?

From fresh-from-the-farm produce to rare vintage gems and everything in between, dive into our ultimate guide to Cologne's best markets! 👇

Exploring Cologne's Markets

Farmers Markets

Spread out across the city, Cologne's farmers markets have always been the go-to spots for fresh produce from nearby farms.

You can usually find everything your heart desires; organic fruits and veggies, fresh eggs, sausages, bread, cheese, and even flowers. Of course, the coffee's usually good.


Even if you're not shopping, it's still fun to wander around, maybe pick up some stuff for a picnic. Just make sure to check their opening days!

Flea Markets

The secondhand scene is big in Cologne — the city is is dotted with flea markets, some every month, others every week, and a few just a couple of times a year.


And you can find real treasure at these flea markets in Cologne, from gently-used clothing and toys, to rare vinyl records and antiques for just a few euros!

It's not just about being eco-friendly; it's also fun to rummage for treasure and weekenders love thrifting through weekend markets for amazing finds.

Craft Markets

In Cologne, you'll find a huge community of artists creating all sorts of beautiful things. Think handmade accessories, designer furniture, clothing, jewelry, paperware and much more.

Locals love craft markets because they want to support local businesses and artists. Plus, you'll learn about how the product is made, materials used, and the story behind each piece.

If you're looking to spruce up your home with something special or grab a quirky gift, you'll find it at one of Cologne's amazing craft markets.

Christmas Markets

Cologne's Christmas markets, said to be the most beautiful in all of Germany, have become a tourist attraction in their own right!

During the holidays, the city goes all out with seven different markets, each with its own special theme.


The festive markets are super popular, attracting over four million folks each year. You can find tons of stalls selling all sorts of stuff, from roasted almonds and gifts to the local Kölsch beer.

Top Markets in Cologne

Nippes Weekly Market

This farmers' market in the Nippes suburb is a popular weekly market, open six days a week. [1]

In addition to fresh produce, this Wilhemplatz market also features stalls selling clothing and hand-made crafts. During spring and summer, you'll find a lovely array of plants and flowers – perfect for beautifying your balcony or garden!

Wochenmarkt Köln Nippes

Located just a 20-minute train ride from the city center, this market is popular among locals looking for fresh groceries. You can snag great deals like "One kilo, one Euro" on a range of fresh fruits and vegetables.

In fact, at the nearby Florastrasse station, you may spot grandmothers with their trolleys, stocking up for the week!

📍Wilhelmplatz, 50733 Köln, Germany

📅 Monday-Friday: 7.00 am - 1.00 pm, Saturday: 7.00 am - 2.30 pm

Stadtwald Weekly Market

Also known as Wochenmarkt i