The Best Local Shopping Spots in Cologne

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Cologne? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Alte Feuerwache – One flea over the market

Alte Feuerwache – One flea over the market

Image by Stephan Wehrle

“Alte Feuerwache” in Cologne is a self-organised cultural center which I visit regularly for their flea market! They also have a nice restaurant…

Full Article by Stephan Wehrle

Apostelnmarkt – Weekly foodmarket

Apostelnmarkt – Weekly foodmarket

Image by Gol Ebrahimpour-Mirzaie

“Apostelnmarkt” in Cologne is definitely an absolute gourmet foods farmer’s market. I never come here with the goal of finding a quick bargain…

Full Article by Gol Ebrahimpour-Mirzaie

Bäckerei Zimmermann – Authentic German bread

Bäckerei Zimmermann – Authentic German bread

Image by Gol Ebrahimpour-Mirzaie

“Bäckerei Zimmermann” Cologne is a small heritage bakery in the heart of the city which is family-owned and operating for almost 130 years now.

Full Article by Gol Ebrahimpour-Mirzaie

Brunne vun Kölle – Belgian beer paradise

Brunne vun Kölle – Belgian beer paradise

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“Brunne vun Kölle” Cologne: a neighborhood kiosk, a small grocery shop with plenty of delicious beer from Belgium (more than 30 kinds!) lining its fridges.

Full Article by Marcel Krueger

Gummi Grün – Rubber and plastic items

Gummi Grün – Rubber and plastic items

Image by Julia Krakau

“Gummi Grün” is a owner-run shop in Cologne’s center that only sells plastic & rubber items. When I need rubber boots or a watering can, I know where to go

Full Article by Julia Krakau

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