Hotels in Cologne, Germany - your base to discover the city.
Located in the heart of Europe, Cologne is Germany’s media and communications capital, a busy transport hub, and host to various trade fairs.
Cologne’s main attraction is the Gothic Cathedral, dating back to 1248, and visitors can climb the tower’s 509 steps for a view over the city and its surroundings. There are many things to do in Cologne, with most of the sights just a short stroll from the cathedral, such as the city’s Romanesque churches and its museums and art galleries. If time allows, hop on a boat and cruise the River Rhine.
The city’s main events, the Cologne Trade Fairs and the Cologne Carnival, attract more than a million visitors each per year, therefore it’s advisable to book accommodation in Cologne well in advance. Cologne Carnival, or the ‘Fifth Season’ as it is known to the locals, is a four-day festival of street parades, costumes, and boozy late nights. And it’s also a great time to try Kölsch, the local beer.