Famous for its ancient history, magnificent architecture and eponymous fragrance, Cologne’s magic is just waiting to be discovered outside your central Cologne hotel. Straddling the majestic Rhine, Germany’s fourth-largest city is a formidable destination, where spellbinding churches and architectural masterpieces form a scintillating backdrop to the Cologne hotel, pub, dining and sporting opportunities.
Churches abound: mighty Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) dominates the skyline, while the city’s twelve Romanic churches are a popular sight for our Cologne hotel’s guests. The city’s historic zoo is another favorite attraction, showcasing not just animals but architecture in its themed enclosures, from the Moorish elephant house to rainforest recreations and a 19th-century menagerie styled on a Russian basilica.
Cologne’s entertainment scene ranges from vast musical arenas to award-winning plays at its city theatre to fringe stages showcasing the thought-provoking performances for which Germany is renowned. Sports enthusiasts staying in Cologne hotels are also well catered for, with a football stadium, ice hockey arena and over 800 clubs covering 70 kinds of sport.
Cologne is also, of course, the birthplace of the eponymous scent, established here during the 18th century. Visitors lodging at one of Cologne’s hotels can rest assured that, whatever the weather, the city will be a fragrant destination.