Germans do holidays better, and they even have gay Christmas markets

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The Germans know how to do things right. Their cars? Perfection. Their beer? Delicious. Their castles? Out of a fairytale. And now that Christmas approaches, there is yet another way the Germans are doing it right: their Christmas markets.

The “Christmas market” is a German tradition, featuring collections of cute little wooden stalls that have all sorts of Christmas happiness for sale: handmade Christmas ornaments, mugs of warm beverages, and of course those amazing German pretzels, because that’s another thing that the Germans do the best. Pretzels, they make the best pretzels.

 
 
 
 
 
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Cologne (Köln in German) has some amazing Christmas markets, most notably the market by its famous cathedral (photo above). In a fun twist, Cologne is also a famous gay capital of Europe, with an exciting nightlife district known locally as “The Bermuda Triangle,” a tribute to the many nights that have been lost due to spending too much time in the bars. With all of this nightlife energy, thousands of people visit Cologne’s gay Christmas market, Heavenue.

Known as Köln’s fröhlichster Weihnachtsmarkt, a.k.a. “the happiest Christmas market in Cologne,” Heavenue treats merrymakers to drag queens, and DJs, and all sorts of gay-themed Christmas swag.

Germany during Christmastime looks like so much fun! Of course we have some pics. Take a look:

 
 
 
 
 
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