Activities in Cologne
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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.
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.
Food and beverage
Nostalgic restaurant in a building from the year 1656 offers upscale German cuisine and a large terrace by the water.
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.