Cologne, an art of living: overview of the city

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Cologne in a nutshell

Cologne is a city where life is good. The Colonais evolve in the middle of buildings dating back more than two millennia. Rich in Roman and medieval remains, it owes its nickname "Rome of the North" to the large number of churches that dot its various quarters.

The "Cologne"

During your stay in Cologne, you will quickly experience the three meanings of the famous Colony “Kölsch”:

  • both local beer that you will not fail to discover during your outings;
  • patois in which we could answer you when you ask for directions;
  • and finally the art of living typical of its inhabitants who pride themselves on a quality of life that all of Germany envies them.
A good beer in Cologne

The unmissable cathedral

Cologne is a medium-sized city and therefore ideal for exploring on foot or by bike. For sleeping, the cathedral district is ideal because it is the nerve center of the city and you will have no trouble finding accommodation there.

Likewise, many shops are located in the vicinity of this masterpiece of Gothic architecture classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and will be perfect for a shopping spree.

Typical Cologne houses

Selection of accommodations

For a hassle-free trip to Cologne, book your hotel room in advance. 

Santo Hotel

Very close to Cologne Central Station, the 4-star Hotel Santo is a quiet and relaxing hotel. Its rooms, with a completely modern design, make it one of the most chic hotels in the German city. Offering many services such as wifi, room service or babysitting.

Address: Dagobertstrasse 22-26, 50668 Cologne

Park Inn Cologne City-West

The Park Inn Köln City-West is a luxurious 4-star hotel located opposite Cologne's large park and not far from the university. Everyone can dine at the Triforium, the hotel's Mediterranean restaurant.

Address: Innere Kanalstr. 15, 50823 Cologne

Hôtel Leonet

The 3-star Leonet hotel is entirely dedicated to relaxation and comfort. The bedrooms are bright and spacious. However, the great asset of this hotel is its fitness center. Accessible for a small fee, it offers activities such as a Finnish sauna, hot tubs or a shiatsu massage. Ideal for a weekend in Cologne.

Address: Rubensstrasse 33, 50676 Cologne

Hôtel Elite at the University

The practical 2-star Hotel Elite is located very close to Cologne train station and the exhibition grounds. For those who like to go out at night, the hotel is located a few blocks from the nightclubs and the most famous restaurants in the German city.

Address: Meister-Gerhard-Strasse 26, 50674 Cologne

Modern Cologne

Pratical information

Before leaving for Cologne, discover all our practical information: tourist office, tips and cheap plane tickets.

Cologne Tourist Office

Prepare your stay in Cologne by consulting the website of their tourist office. Published in German and English, you will find plenty of practical information and some tips.

Cologne Tourist Office
Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Cologne
Tel: + 49 (0) 221.22 13 04 00
Fax : +49 (0) 221.22 13 04 10
Cologne tourist office website

German Tourist Board

Address :
21, rue Leblanc
75015 Paris - France
Tel: 01 40 20 01 88
Fax: 01 40 20 17 00
German Tourist Board


To go to Cologne you can take the train or the plane. Find a cheap plane ticket to Cologne by comparing prices.

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