Atmospheric, glittering and shiny, tenderly decorated, a home to angels and mythical creatures – that is how the Cologne Markt der Engel can be described in a few words. However, this does not do justice to this unique experience in the heart of Cologne’s city centre not far from the cathedral and the river Rhine. The Markt der Engel is the number one Christmas destination in Cologne. Angels are present everywhere – not as statues or figures, but as living ones. The reading hour with an angel is a favourite for the young ones but even adults can hardly avert their eyes when one of the angels ride across the market high on horseback.