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Cologne Luxury Hotels

First founded by the Romans in 38 BC, Cologne is a city steeped in culture and history. Evidence of the city's vibrant past is visible on every street, as medieval structures give way to striking modern architecture. A must-see destination for art lovers, Cologne oozes style and class. Characterized by its many boutique chocolate shops and kölsch beer halls, Cologne is a city of indulgence, perfect if you are seeking a luxury vacation in Germany.

Things to see in Cologne

Upon arriving in Cologne, take a guided cruise along the Rhine. This is a comfortable way to get to know the layout of the city and learn some of its history from a knowledgeable guide. Reserve one of the smaller boats for a more intimate tour and enjoy a glass of kölsch (German beer) on board. Indulge your sweet tooth at the Schokoladenmuseum (chocolate museum)—after a guided tour you can choose from a wide range of handcrafted chocolates to take home. Art aficionados cannot afford to miss the Museum Ludwig where you can view some of the most famous pop art pieces including work from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. No trip to Cologne is complete without a visit to the Kölner Dom, the largest cathedral in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climb the steps to the steeple and make sure to pause at the magnificent Peter Bell on your way up.

Luxury hotels in Cologne

Cologne has so much to offer those in search of a little extravagance, and the efficient and personal service in Cologne's hotels means that all you'll have to worry about is enjoying yourself. The best luxury hotels in Cologne boast spectacular panoramic views of the city, superior rooms, and fine dining in on-site restaurants. You'll find that many of the top luxury hotels in Cologne also provide spa packages, so you can experience a truly relaxing stay. For couples or those looking for a more intimate vacation, this German city offers a range of boutique hotels with staff on hand to cater to your every need.

Where to stay in Cologne

If you're interested in seeing the top sights, check into one of the many luxury hotels in Cologne's Old Town (Altstadt). The quaint streets and rustic charm of the area make it a great choice for those on honeymoon or a romantic getaway. It's also where you'll find lots of the best restaurants in Cologne. Located on the waterfront, the Rheinauhafen district is a trendy and modern area of the city. Some of the best luxury hotels in Cologne are located here, boasting state of the art facilities. If you're in Cologne for a shopping spree, check into a top-class hotel near to Friesenstrasse, Cologne’s main shopping street.

How to get to Cologne

Direct first-class flights to Cologne are available all year round. The closest airport to the city is the Cologne-Bonn Airport, and transfer to the city by taxi takes only fifteen minutes. Another good option is to fly into Frankfurt Airport, which is the largest airport in Germany and serves lots of international routes. From here, sit back in a first-class seat as the speedy ICE train whisks you off to central Cologne. Hopping onto a tram is an easy and comfortable way to get around Cologne, but for a little more privacy, taxis are also available at all times.

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