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Cologne Classics - Must see
Cologne Cathedral is located in the Old Town and is one of the most famous attractions in the city. With a height of 157.38 m (516.33 ft), it is the second highest church building in Europe and the third highest in the world. The cathedral is located about 250 m (820 ft) from the Rhine, next to the former Roman city border. Since 1996, Cologne Cathedral has been part of the World Heritage list and is one of Germany’s most popular attractions.
Cologne’s Old Town
The oldest and probably most popular tourist hotspot in Cologne is the historic Old Town, where a multitude of small streets and colourful old houses were rebuilt carefully after the Second World War.
In the Footsteps of the Romans
Cologne is a stronghold of Romanesque church architecture. All 12 Romanesque churches are older than Cologne Cathedral, which was built in 1248. Their distinguishing characteristics are the typical Roman arches and the thick, fortress-like walls. The Claudius thermal spring in Cologne’s Rhine Park is one of the most beautiful spas in Europe. With its attractive architecture, a reference to the bathing culture of the Romans, the spa blends harmoniously with the beautiful parkland. At the Roman-Germanic Museum you can marvel at, among other things, Roman mosaics featuring scenes from the world of Dionysus (around 220 / 230 AD) and the reconstructed tomb of the legionary Poblicius (around 40 AD).
The Ludwig Museum is home to art from the 20th and 21st centuries. It is located just southeast of Cologne Cathedral and the main train station. In addition to its collection of modern art, it offers the Agfa-Photo-Historama (a collection of historical photography), as well as an outstanding art museum and library.
Kölsch Brauhaus tradition
Various brew houses and cafés invite guests to stop by and linger. You can take part in a brew house tour and learn about Cologne’s brew house culture during a stroll through the beautiful Old Town and a freshly tapped Kölsch. Together with our partner KölnZeit GbR we can organise a brew house tour or a historic sightseeing tour through the Old Town for you.
Cologne's trendy district and the centre of attraction for individualists and creative minds. Brussels Street is particularly popular. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful streets in the Belgian Quarter and is home to bars and restaurants as well as characteristic places to admire and linger. The district is named after its streets, which all bear the names of Belgian cities and provinces.
Hohe Strasse / Schildergasse
The two traditional shopping streets in Cologne are the HoheStrasse and the Schildergasse. Hohe Strasse is instantly adjacent to Cologne Cathedral and the course has not changed ever since the Romans built it 2,000 years ago. On Schildergasse, directly connected to Hohe Strasse, there are predominantly fashion stores and shoe stores.
More than 70 high-class shops in the areas of fashion, jewelry, accessories and shoes can be found on one of the most exclusive shopping streets in Cologne, offering many desirable labels. There are exclusive boutiques such as AIGNER, La Perla and APROPOS Concept Store.
Anyone looking for something unusual - or exclusive branded fashion - will find it here. Ehrenstrasse has developed from an insider tip to a popular shopping street, where not only individual boutiques but also well-known fashion brands are located. A colourful mix of trendy shops, international companies and diverse restaurants and bars.
The House of 4711
This traditional house in the "Glockengasse" is the birthplace and home of the famous brand 4711. It is also one of the most famous sites in Cologne and a cultural treasure of the city. Every hour, the chimes ring out over the city with the Marseillaise, the faithful hussar and a third seasonal song that changes every hour. Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Green Oasis in the Middle of the City
Cologne Rhine Boulevard
Right in front of Hyatt Regency Cologne is the Rhine Boulevard on the Deutzer Promenade. Here you can relax, go for a walk, enjoy sports or have a Kölsch beer in a cosy atmosphere while enjoying the unique view of Cologne Cathedral.
Rheinpark (Rhine Park)
The popular local recreation area stretches along the banks of the Rhine with a magnificent view of Cologne's Old Town. The park was built at the beginning of the twentieth century and has been a listed building since 1989. The Rheinpark offers a wide range of attractions and recreational opportunities for all age groups. There are sports facilities, lawns, an adventure playground and a small train.
Flora and Botanical Garden / Sculpture Park
The Flora was founded in 1864 and has since then been inviting visitors to marvel at garden art in various garden styles across around 5.5 hectares; from French baroque to English gardens to arcades from the Italian Renaissance. In the northern part of the Flora, the botanical garden connects and presents attractive planting shows with plants from all climatic zones on earth. An insider tip is the Sculpture Park, which is within walking distance of the Botanical Garden on the banks of the Rhine. The public park features various contemporary sculptures in changing exhibitions.
Wellness Moments in the Middle of the City
Our Puls Fitness Club offers a place of rest and relaxation with a variety of massage treatments as well as a steam bath and sauna. Comfortable loungers are available, where you can enjoy a break from everyday life or take a soothing sunbath on our outdoor terrace. In the fitness area, you can have a purposeful workout or swim a few laps in the pool with an adjacent whirlpool.
Day Trips around the Rhine River
River Cruise Tours
Explore Cologne from its most beautiful side. On board of the ships you will have the best panoramic view of Cologne. Numerous shipping companies offer round trips or evening cruises on the River Rhine. “Köln Düsseldorfer” (KD) shipping company for example offers one hour panorama cruise tours and special evening cruises along the beautiful skyline of Cologne. Evening tours on Saturdays include a buffet, beverages and music on board. The pier is located opposite of the hotel, on the other side of the Rhine (Frankenwerft). Our concierge will be delighted to assist you with the booking and inform you about departure times. E-mail: email@example.com.
A different city tour - Cologne by bike
Bike trips through the city of Cologne are especially popular when the weather is right. In addition to sights from the Roman and medieval times, the parks, the “Grüngürtel” green belt and of course Cologne’s many local breweries and pubs, you can also discover things less known to the masses during your bike trip. At the hotel we can provide you with four bikes for exploring the city of Cologne, so you do not have to worry about finding a bicycle rental shop. A lending fee of €15 per bike will be charged to your room. Our concierge is more than happy to assist you in planning your trip. You can contact our concierge for assistance E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cologne Zoo was founded in 1860 and is an integral part of the city. Experience animal pleasure with more than 10,000 animals from over 800 species in exciting animal houses and outdoor enclosures.
The Odysseum is an experience house of knowledge and is located near the Bürgerpark Kalk. The Adventure Museum is a high-quality place for leisure activities and for knowledge transfer. It includes various themed worlds about life and the earth as well as the Museum with the Mouse.
At the Chocolate Museum of Cologne you can learn more about the origin of chocolate and its importance in the past. The Chocolate Museum enables both young and old to journey through time. Here, you will find the answers to these and many other questions about everyone’s favourite, chocolate
Kölner Seilbahn - Rhine Cable Car
Experience the city of Cologne from above and float between the zoo and the Rheinpark. From the cable car you will experience a unique panoramic view of Cologne, the Old Town, the Rhine and the beautiful surroundings from a bird's eye view.