Apartment Hotels in Cologne
Sightseeing near the apartment hotels in Cologne
Cologne is a city full of life and history with many sightseeing spots. Cologne is one of the oldest still exisiting cities in Germany, with a history dating back more than 2000 years ago. Its long dating back history can be seen everywhere in the city: guests in our apartment hotels in Cologne can see impressive curches and buildings on nearly every corner.
Cologne’s master piece and most famous sight is the ‘Kölner Dom’, the Cologne Cathedral. The cathedral of medieval gothic architecture is nearly 800 years old, with its first stone set in 1248. In 1996, the UNESCO declared the cathedral as one of Europe’s masterpeices and a World Heritage Stie. Under Catholics it is considered as an important pilgrim place as the remains of the three Magi are preserved in the cathedral. Visiting the Cologne Cathedral is a must for everyone staying in our apartment hotels in Cologne.
Next to the Cathedral, there are 12 romanesque churches just within the city center. As of this, Cologne is considered as the city of churches. There is no other German city that offers such a high density of curches. Some of the collegiates and churches, such as the St. Gereon and the Great St. Maring churches are among the largest in Western Europe. Nonetheless, next to all the imposant cathereals and curches, Cologne has much more to offer to its guests in the apartment hotels in Cologne.
Cologne is also home to some of Germany’s most famous and visited mueums. More than 40 museums and 120 galleries are situated in Cologne, making the city a center for culture and art. The Apartment Hotel Europe team highly recommends everyone staying in our apartment hotels in Cologne to visit the Romano-Germanic Museum, the Museum Ludwig (with the biggest outside the US pop art collection), the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and the newly build cultural Quarter at Neumarkt.
Doing business in Cologne
Many of our clients also book a room or an apartment in the apartment hotels in Cologne for professional reasons. Cologne is a very important business city in Germany. Its location in one of the biggest metropolitan areas in Germany converts the city into a business hub. Lots of media corporations have important departments or are even headquartered in Cologne. The presence of innovative firms also has a big influx on the city itself. In 2015 Cologne was awarded as Germany’s most digitalized city by the consulting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the University of Bonn.
Image: Hohenzollern Bridge and the Cologne Cathedral
Restaurants in Cologne
Even though most of our apartment hotels in Cologne offer fully equipped kitchens, we know from experience that many visitors and business travelers staying in our aparthotels also want to experience the restaurants in Cologne. Accordingly, Cologne’s restaurant have a lot to offer to our guests in the apartment hotels in Cologne. We recommend checking out the following restaurants:
In this formerly small café and now excellent restaurant you will get served with delicious dishes made out of organic ingredients and own raised meat. We highly recommend this restaurant to everyone staying in our apartment hotels in Cologne.
Adress: Rathenauplatz 7
Tel: +49(0) 221 2409210
Website: Café Feynsinn
A charming neighbourhood restaurant with a dedication to serving excellent meals. It’s in a small midblock location, but the service and flavours are big. The menu changes daily and reflects the season; in late spring, for instance, you might enjoy fresh asparagus with pasta. We highly recommend our guests in the apartment hotels in Cologne to make a reservation beforehand, as as this part of town around the Ehrenstrasse is a very popular one.
Adress: Benesistraße 57
Tel: +49 221 9906041
Doing Groceries in Cologne
Whenever you want to cook in the fully equipped kitchens in our apartment hotels in Cologne, it is time to buy your ingredients and start cooking. In Cologne you will be able to find supermarkets, bakeries and butchers on nearly every corner. You will be able to find all the ingredients you need in this facilities. However, if you want to buy fresh ingredients from the region we highly recommend our guests in our apartment hotels in Cologne to check out the markets. If you want to cook with organic and bio-ingredients in the kitchen of one of our apartment hotels in Cologne, check out the Ökomarkt.
The Ökomarkt is one of the best farmers markets in Cologne. Guests in our apartment hotels in Cologne will love the open atmosphere on this market and will be easily able to connect with the residents of Cologne through sustainable food. The market takes place 5 times a week (from Tuesday to Saturday) on five different locations in the city of Cologne. Depending on the location you can get fresh fruits, meat, spices, bread, milk products, cheese and sometimes even snacks. Check out the different locations on the official website of the Ökomarkt. If you find time, we highly recommend visiting these vibrant markets to everyone staying in our apartment hotels in Cologne.
Activities near the apartment hotels in Cologne
Kölner Karneval (Cologne Carneval)
Many guests in our apartment hotels in Cologne come to this city for the world famous Cologne Carneval. It is Germany’s biggest street event. Cologne’s most important event in the year officially starts on the 11th of November at 11:11 am. However it takes until Shrove Tursday (February or March) when the real carneval party starts. During the Shrove Thursday and Ash Wednesday, the city goes absolutely crazy with big parties on the streets, squares and in bars/pubs/clubs where closing times are suspended during the carnival. Many people staying in our apartment hotels in Cologne enjoy this atmosphere together with the residents of Cologne.
Theatre, Opera, Concert
If you have a free night during your stay, make sure to visit the theatre, opera or go see a concert in one of the many venues. The Kölner Philarmonie is an absolute stunning concert hall with an excellent acoustic for classical concerts. Aditionally, Cologne has a rich and dynamic theatre scene, with not just German but also English plays. Many guests in our apartment hotels in Cologne have enjoyed a night in the theatre, oper or in the Kölner Philarmonie.