However, we stepped out and walked to the next one, Nuemarkt, which was brilliant. It had loads of fantastic stalls and also sold lovely food!
Here we are enjoying a Bratwurst in a roll!
And at this stall I bought gingerbread to bring back for everyone. The angel behind me was made of gingerbread - it was superb!
We then walked on to Rudolph Platz, which, again, was magical. Each cabin there had figurines on top to entertain the children, here is one of them...
This one wasn't too good, not a lot to buy, mainly food, but it did have some lovely benches to sit on.
Me looking very tired!
We then had to walk all the way back! After stopping at Starbucks for a reviving cappucino and a rest on their lovely soft chairs, we eventually made our way back to the hotel to collect our case before heading back to the station to catch our train.
This time we didn't go for the ticket machine, but lined up and spoke to a lovely lady who gave us the correct ticket which only cost us €4.50 for the two of us! So yes, we did get it wrong at the ticket machine!
We ended up at the airport by 5.30pm, but our flight wasn't until 9.30pm and unfortunately there is not a lot to do at Cologne airport! We did manage to find a restaurant and have a meal and a newsagent that sold a Mail on Sunday, so we were able to do some puzzles!
We arrived back home just before midnight after a wonderful two days. I would thoroughly recommend a stay in Cologne for the markets, but make sure you have comfy shoes!