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Regardless of the occasion for which you are in Cologne, the city offers an extensive leisure program for every taste. If you want to be active, the running track directly along the Rhine is ideal. You can also rent one of our hotel bicycles, which we provide free of charge, to explore the surroundings.
For those interested in culture, there are several museums with different themes to explore. In the Lanxess Arena, various concerts or other big events take place almost daily. And, at the rings in the city centre you will get your money`s worth if you want to explore Cologne´s nightlife.
The forest botanical garden, which is not far from our hotel, provides for relaxation in the nature. And if you want to go on a culinary voyage after the action of the day, there are restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the hotel that cater to every taste.
Nostalgic restaurant in a building from the year 1656 offers upscale German cuisine and a large terrace by the water.
Gambas, Argentine steaks and cocktails in a Mexican restaurant with colourful murals and a terrace.
The economy single rooms are approx. 12 m² in size and equipped with single beds, which are between 1.00 m and 1.20 m in width. Although they are the smallest and most affordable rooms in our hotel, they do not lack the comfort of a 4-star hotel.
Lively inn with long counters and tables as well as hearty Rhenish cuisine and freshly tapped Kölsch.
The brewery Malzmühle was opened more than 150 years ago and is a real family brewery that is now run by the fifth generation of the Schwartz family.
The most beautiful running routes along the Rhine start right in front of our front door. On the Rhine promenade you can run as far as the city centre with fantastic views. The view is especially beautiful in the morning hours or at dusk. We are also happy to help you with tips about the best routes.
If you would like to experience Cologne on 2 wheels, you are welcome to rent our hotel bikes. You can cycle 6 km along the Rhine promenade into the city centre and collect your first impressions of the city. You will see the Cologne Riviera with its beautiful sandy bays, the Rheinauhafen harbour, the gigantic crane houses and finally the old town with the Cologne Cathedral.
Not far from our hotel, the renowned Marienburger Golf-Club is located, where you are also welcome as a guest on weekdays without registration.
Around our hotel there are various sports studios, such as a Kieser training studio, a yoga studio or even a women’s gym.
The so-called “5th season” officially begins in Cologne every year on November 11th with performances by carnival musicians at the Alter Markt. The activities around carnival increase gradually with sessions and meetings until the street carnival is opened on Women’s Carnival Day (Weiberfastnacht), the Thursday before Ash Wednesday.
From Weiberfastnacht to Ash Wednesday, the entire city is turned upside down, as the festivities are not only in full swing in the city centre, but also in the individual districts. The highlight is reached on Carnival Monday (Rosenmontag) with the Carnival Monday procession, during which over 300 tons of sweets are thrown to the carnival-goers. Every year at least 1.5 million visitors travel to Cologne for the carnival alone.
The Cologne Cathedral is the landmark of Cologne and also a world-famous architectural masterpiece. As a perfect example of Gothic architecture, the cathedral has been declared a World Heritage Site and is Germany’s most popular architectural monument with more than 6 million visitors a year. Whoever visits Cologne must also visit the cathedral!
The Chocolate Museum is one of the most visited museums in Cologne. The tour offers a vivid and interactive journey through the 5000-year history of cocoa cultivation to today’s chocolate production. The highlight of the museum visit is a 3-metre-high chocolate fountain that is constantly supplied with 200 kg of liquid chocolate.
Those interested in art and culture will certainly find what they are looking for in Cologne. Among the most popular and well-known museums are the Museum Ludwig, the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, the Roman-Germanic Museum, the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum and the Chocolate Museum. Go on a discovery tour in Cologne and be inspired by the history and culture of the Rhine metropolis.
More than 80 renowned international trade fairs, exhibitions and events take place in Cologne every year in the exhibition halls of Kölnmesse. We regularly host trade fair visitors and do our best to make your trade fair visit as pleasant and stress-free as possible. If you have any questions about directions, early taxi orders or the like, please do not hesitate to contact our reception staff, who will always be happy to help and advise you.