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The Cologne center point is around the area of Cologne Trade Fair Grounds and the area of Cologne Zoo.

The fourth largest city in Germany, Cologne, is a cultural epicenter with a rich history of the Rhine-Ruhr region. Hugging the Rhine River, Cologne is located about an hour away from Belgium. Many people visit Cologne to see the Cologne Cathedral. This vibrant city was founded in the first century AD and was the heart of the Roman military during that century. Its location helped this city to flourish as travelers passed through heading from Eastern to Western Europe. It was also the center of the trade route between the regions. More from this guide...

Cologne Hotels & Accommodations

Messecruise Business Hotelship 4 Cologne in Cologne Konrad Adenauer Ufer Köln 40 60, Cologne, 50460 Germany
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • 60 rooms in property
Faircruise Business Hotelship Cologne in Cologne
+1-888-305-3366
40 61 Konrad Adenauer Shore, Cologne, 50668 Germany
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 8 suites in property
Mercure Hotel Köln Belfortstraße - Cologne
+1-800-881-1523
Belfortstraße 9, Cologne, 50668 Germany
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 03:00 PM
  • Great desserts & fruits
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
Faircruise Deluxe Hotelship Col - Cologne
+1-888-283-3404
Konrad Adenauer Ufer 40 61, Cologne, 50668 Germany
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Tryp by Wyndham Köln City Centre : Domstr. 10 16
+1-866-221-8581
Domstr. 10 16, Cologne, 50668 Germany
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
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Wyndham Köln Breslauer Platz 2, Köln, 50668 Germany ~0.60 miles southwest of Cologne
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 11 floors
  • Bar service was unacceptable, according to 71%
  • Bar is not good
From$115
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Hotel Savoy in Cologne Turiner St. 9, Cologne, 50668 Germany
  • Expensive Downtown property
Hyatt Regency Cologne - Cologne Kennedy Ufer 2a, Cologne, 50679 Germany
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • City centre within easy reach, said 100%
  • Most guests thought the tv was sub-standard
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Hotel Madison Am Dom - Köln
+1-888-305-3366
Ursulaplatz 10 12, Köln, 50668 Germany ~0.71 miles west of Cologne
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Mouldy shower curtain
  • About half of guests thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average
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Radisson Blu Hotel Cologne
+1-800-881-1523
Messe Kreisel 3, Cologne, 50679 Germany
  • High-end Convention Center hotel
  • Check in time: 03:00 PM
  • Restaurants & bars in the area were ok, according to 50%
  • Breakfast staff helpful
From$103
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Star Am Dom Superior
+1-888-283-3404
Ursulastr. 4 8, Cologne, 50668 Germany
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Could be quieter
  • Lack of personnel
Hotel Skada City Coelln Constantinstr. 78, Cologne, 50679 Germany
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 5 floors in property
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • Great location
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Hilton Cologne - Cologne Marzellenstr. 13 17, Cologne, 50668 Germany
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 19 suites
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
  • Rooms are ok
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Excelsior Hotel Ernst - Cologne Trankgasse / 1 5 Domplatz, Cologne, 50667 Germany
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 15:00
  • Almost all guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
  • Bar is awesome
From$233
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Lindner Hotel Dom Residence in Cologne
+1-888-690-5247
Stolkgasse / An Den Dominikanern 4a, Cologne, 50668 Germany
  • Expensive hotel
  • Okay, but not worth 4 stars
  • Most guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
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Dom Hotel Cologne
+1-888-305-3366
Domkloster 2 A, Cologne, 50667 Germany
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 10 meeting rooms
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Burns Art Cologne Adam Stegerwald Straße 9 Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, 51063 Germany ~0.89 miles east of Cologne
  • Low priced hotel
Cityclass Hotel Caprice Am Dom in Cologne Auf Dem Rothenberg 7 9 Entrance Eisenmarkt, Cologne, 50667 Germany
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 4pm
  • Clean rooms
  • Great shopping
Maritim Hotel Koeln : Heumarkt 20 Heumarkt 20, Koeln, 50667 Germany ~1.06 miles southwest of Cologne
  • 4-star property
From$125
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Wyndham New Yorker Hotel : Deutz Mülheimer St. 204
+1-866-429-5787
Deutz Mülheimer St. 204, Köln, 51063 Germany ~1.07 miles east of Cologne
  • Four-star Convention Center hotel
  • 4 floors in property
  • Most guests thought, the hotel was modern
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
Humboldt 1 Palais Hotel : Kupfergasse 10 Kupfergasse 10, Köln, 50667 Germany ~1.08 miles southwest of Cologne
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 7 sleeping rooms in hotel
Dorint Hotel Am Heumarkt Koeln : Pipinstrasse 1
+1-888-690-5247
Pipinstrasse 1, Cologne, 50667 Germany
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • 7 floors in property
  • All local transportation is on your doorstep
  • About half of guests were satisfied with the beverage prices
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Hotel Am Augustinerplatz
+1-888-305-3366
Hohe St. 30, Cologne, 50667 Germany
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
  • Great service
  • Most guests thought parking was inexpensive
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Hotel Lyskirchen Köln : Filzengraben 26 32 Filzengraben 26 32, Köln, 50676 Germany ~1.18 miles south of Cologne
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 105 rooms in property
  • Great location
  • Excellent training facilities
Aparthotel Adagio Köln City in Cologne Blaubach 3, Cologne, 50676 Germany
  • Four star property
  • Hotel has 100 rooms
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A mix of cultures is prevalent in this diverse city. The French and British took turns occupying this German city. This town was almost entirely destroyed during World War II, but extensive efforts were in place after the war to restore this historic town.

Cologne brings in visitors from all over the world to visit impressive Cologne Cathedral — the county's most visited site, and see the University of Cologne, one of the largest and oldest universities in the world. Visitors also come to enjoy the Roman archeological sites, extensive amount of museums, and to take part in the Cologne Trade Fair. Artists, historians, and tourists all find plenty to do and see when visiting this historic city.

Best Times to Visit Cologne, Germany

Tourism is an important facet of this city, and tourists are warmly welcomed all year. If you're interested in coming to Cologne for sightseeing, spring and fall offer the best opportunities to sightsee in a mild climate. During summer, this part of Germany tends to get somewhat humid and uncomfortable for many tourists. Although summer is a beautiful time of year, it's not an ideal time to be outdoors all day.

During winter, Germany tends to get somewhat cold. While Germany in winter is beautiful, and flights and hotels are more affordable, you need to bundle up if you plan on being outdoors, and it gets especially chilly at night. Fortunately, Cologne tends to have more mild winters, so if you want to save money, you can do so and not be cold by coming to Cologne in winter.

Although it tends to get pricier, spring and fall are excellent times to visit Cologne. When the weather warms up, the beer gardens begin opening. One of the most enjoyable events in Cologne happens in November when Cologne Carnival commences. Although this is the biggest and most extensive festival in Cologne, the city celebrates festivals almost monthly, and you can certainly find a festival to enjoy any time of the year.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Cologne, Germany:

seasonality of hotel rates in Cologne

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average nightly cost trends by star rating class in Cologne, Germany. Analyze these illustrations to determine the least expensive seasons to book a room in Cologne for upcoming travels.

Luxury Options in the Cologne, Germany

4 Star Average Prices: $151.63

You won't necessarily find the upscale hotels in Cologne as you would in trendier parts of Europe, but there are still some options if you are looking for luxury hotels. Cologne Marriott Hotel is one option for visitors. This five-star hotel offers both deluxe and executive rooms. The hotel offers Wi-Fi in public areas and 24-hour room service. There is a coffee shop, restaurant, 24-hour business center, and health club.

If you're looking for a luxury hotel, consider staying at Hyatt Regency Cologne. Located on the Rhine River, this property offers stunning views in a comfortable and upscale atmosphere. If you want a luxury experience, consider booking the executive suite that offers a king bed, separate living area and bedroom, guest room massage availability, and bathrobes and slippers.

Excelsior Hotel Ernst is a highly rated luxury hotel option in Cologne's Old Town. Many of the rooms offer high ceilings and king beds. This hotel, constructed in the Bayh century, is steps away from Cologne Cathedral.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Cologne

Affordable Hotel Options in Cologne, Germany

3 Star Average Prices: $117.60

Hotels in Cologne are much more affordable than other parts of Europe. If you want an affordable hotel that still offers plenty of amenities, consider staying at Hotel Windsor, which is centrally located, but still offers an affordable price. Only 10 minutes from the cathedral and public transportation, this hotel offers Wi-Fi at a surcharge, comfortable rooms, and breakfast.

Hotel Cristall also offers plenty of amenities for a reasonable price. The rooms have two twin beds or one double bed. This hotel is 5 minutes from the train, making it easy for tourists to get around the city. If you're in Cologne for business, you can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and conference rooms. The hotel offers friendly service and a concierge, who can make suggestions about places to visit during your stay.

2 Star Average Prices: $85.00

Which Cologne hotels have real discounts?

For those with AAA memberships, there are plenty of hotels offering a discount. Many hotels in Cologne also offer both military and senior discounts and senior discounts. Wyndham Cologne Hotel offers an ideal location near many museums, theaters, and historical points of interest. The rooms are modern and comfortable Look out the window to see Cologne Cathedral, and head out the door to attend a performance at Musical Dome.

For more discount opportunities, consider staying at Radisson Blu Hotel Cologne. This four-star hotel offers a beautiful walk to the historical town or an easy train ride on the tram. Each room has a laptop compatible safe, and luxury bathrooms with heated floors. The hotel has a garage for guest use. Features and amenities include room service, a fitness and health center, and comfortable beds to make you comfortable after a long day or sightseeing.

Hilton Cologne offers discounts to AAA members, military personnel, and seniors. This five-star hotel is in the city center putting you steps away from all local attractions. All rooms have modern upgrades. Amenities available 24 hours are front desk, business center, and fitness facilities.

Best Value Options in Cologne, Germany

Courtyard Cologne offers excellent value for the price with its location in Old Town. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi in public areas, parking, breakfast at a surcharge, and a concierge available to help set up tours or tickets. Ameron Hotel Regent also offers a great value with a 24-hour fitness center, sauna, and 24-hour business center.

If you want great value near the airport, consider staying at Leonardo Hotel. This hotel has a fitness center, restaurant and café. he rooms are also sound proofed, so you don't have to worry about noisy neighbors.

Art, History, and Shopping in Cologne, Germany

Cologne is sometimes overlooked in Germany, as many people tend to plan trips to Berlin, Frankfurt, or Munich before planning a trip to Cologne. This city should be at the top of your list to experience the French, British, and German influences. Fly into Düsseldorf, and make the short drive down to Cologne to experience the art, history, Roman archeological sites, and Cologne Cathedral.

The Christmas market is also a big draw to Cologne. Although Christmas markets are found all throughout Germany, Cologne's is certainly something to see. With a Ferris wheel, lights, and hundreds of food stands, this Christmas market is like the greatest farmer's market with Christmas cheer. Prices also tend to be cheaper during the winter because the weather is chillier, but fortunately, Cologne doesn't see the harsh winters that other parts of Germany tends to experience.

If you're an art buff, Cologne also offers museums to take up an entire week trip to Cologne. Many museums honor the significance of the city with art and historical exhibits. Art historians and archaeologists spent millions of dollars to rebuild the city after its almost destruction during the World War II, and the city is proud of its churches, museums, and other points of interest.

Sports buffs can enjoy the German Sport & Olympia Museum. Art buffs can head to Museum Ludwig or Schnutgen Museum. Other museums include the Fragrance Museum, Rhenish Photographic Archive, and Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Whether you want to see modern art, art from the Medieval period, or Asian art, then there is a museum for you and your family to enjoy.

Cologne is often overlooked by some of the larger cities in Germany, which is why it's the ideal city to visit. You won't have the massive crowds that some of the other cities have, and you won't pay a premium price for hotels that you'll see in other cities. This understated city has beautiful views, a stunning cathedral, and local flare that will impress tourists from anywhere in the world.

A visit to Cologne Recapped

Cologne is the oldest and one of the largest cities in Germany. Its formulation dates back over 2000 years ago. It is known not just for its history but its cultural appeal brought about primarily by the world-renowned cathedral spires which are indeed architectural wonders and topnotch museums. The city has been drawing two million tourists every year and it has been looking forward to see you. Discover its heritage by visiting Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum that has a collection of historical artifacts. Experience its vibrant art scene through stopping by Museum of Applied Art and Cologne Carnival Museum. Going back to the present, the city has been fast becoming a premier venue for different sports and music events because of its world-class stadiums like LANXESS Arena, RheinEnergie Stadion where 2006 FIFA World Cup was held and Tanzbrunnen. The town may be old but its nightlife is young. Feel the pulsating energy oozing from partygoers that conquer over 70clubs. Whatever your taste in music is, you'll find a bar easily that will fit your taste even if you aren't in your home turf. Visitors are indeed welcome not just to the city but to the parties.

'The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world." - says Max Bruch, a composer, who lived in Cologne. 

A Few Words About Cologne

Cologne is the hub of culture in the region around the Rhine River in Germany. The city dates back 2000 years, when it was first established. The first thing that you will notice about the city is the striking and mysterious Gothic architecture everywhere you go. It is a major European metropolitan region, and the fourth largest city in Germany. The city's unique name has an even more unique history behind it. The city was established in 1st century AD as Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium. Later, the French "Cologne" which comes from Colonia, was adopted. Ever since, this has been used in modern English as well. 

Stay in Cologne, Stay on Budget

Cologne may be a bustling metropolitan, but it has a number of cheap hotels you can opt for. You can take a look at the Premier Classe Koein West. It is value for money, with its wide range of services. It is located in Junkersdorf, a little far off from the main city. So if you are looking for some time away from the noise of the busy city and some time to relax and unwind, this hotel would be perfect for you. The rooms are clean and well maintained, with bottled water, room service, phones, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. This truly is one of the best budget hotels in Cologne. 

Another splendid example of cheap Cologne hotels is the Mercury Hotel Severinshof Köln City. The rooms here are comfortable and have a cozy atmosphere. One of the top cheap hotels in the area, it promises you a home away from home. 

High-End Hotels of Cologne

The city of Cologne has a lot to offer you in terms of luxury. A top pick in plush hotels in Cologne, Hotel Boulevard in Hansaring would be perfect for you if you're looking for grandeur. A charming hotel, Hotel Boulevard is located within the proximity of Media Park and the famous Cologne Cathedral. That makes it popular amongst the tourists, who are keen on visiting these tourist attractions spread across the city. Apart from that, the hotel provides sound proofed rooms with free Wi-Fi, dry cleaning facilities, free newspapers, laundry facilities, concierge services and a restaurant and bar.

One of the best Cologne hotels is the Radisson Blu Hotel. The hotel features two restaurants and one bar. There is room service at your disposal 24 hours a day. You also get free Wi-Fi in the hotel. The rooms feature clean, well equipped bathrooms with telephones. Thee guest rooms have minibars, satellite TVs and also hair dryers. 

Things to Do and See in Cologne

The Cologne Cathedral is a magnificent example of Gothic architecture. Most of us have seen Gothic architecture only in the pages of books, but you can witness it firsthand in Cologne. It was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is also seat of Archbishop of Cologne. The twin towers of the Cathedral form an integral part of the silhouette of the city. 

Apart from that you must pay a visit to Museum Ludwig. Art lover or not, you must be familiar with the works of Picasso. This museum has a large collection of Picasso's paintings. 

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