Kö-Bogen’s image is shaped by traditional wooden huts that atmospherically serve as restaurants and small shops for vendors.
The huts extend from Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz, along Libeskind building’s eastern flank, to the Kö-Bogen promenade’s terrace steps.
Distinguished by Kö-Bogen’s striking façade that is created out of white natural stone and glass, the market area is further divided by very popular ice skating rink.
A panoramic view of the Hofgarten and chestnut trees covered in lights only add to the market’s festive scene.
Market Food & Drink
From cheese and pretzels to freshly baked sourdough bread, foodies gorge on the offered selections. Not to be outdone, the stands with raclette, reibekuchen (fried potato pancakes) eagerly await their nightly visitors.
A usual assortment of local glühwein (mulled wine), hot apple-quince and feuerzangenbowle (a kind of rum punch) help wash down the tasty delights.
Open-air cinema programs such as opera performances, cinema classics, and kid’s films entertain marketgoers throughout the evening. Seek out the spectacular Magic Sky canopy to enjoy the live music within and more than a few drinks.
The performances occur right next to the Breuninger department store where Christmas shoppers can be seen happily splurging on the latest designs of Valentino and Jimmy Choo.
Market for Kids
Children are especially fond of the kid’s action tents as well as the carousels rides.
Kö-Bogen is wedged between Johannes Church and Hofgarten and artfully connects the city’s historic commercial center and central park together.