- Köln Dom
City Name: Cologne
Direction from City Center to Hotel: South West
Distance from Hotel: 1.24 MI/ 2 KM
Closest Convention Center: Köln Messe
Distance from Hotel: 2.49 MI/ 4 KM East
Outdoor Tennis: 1.86 MI/ 3 KM South East
Just 15 minutes' U-bahn ride from the hotel, the huge twin spires of iconic Cologne Cathedral are visible for miles around. Its massive facade, monumental towers and intricate stonework make the building a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Stop to admire the stained-glass windows, take a guided tour or climb the spiral staircase to the viewing platform for panoramic views of the city.
The riverside Chocolate Museum is only 15 minutes' walk from the hotel. A gentle stroll via an old swing bridge leads you to the striking steel and glass building, set in a former commercial harbour. Inside, you can trace the history of chocolate making from Mayan drinks to today’s mass-produced bars, learn how chocolate is produced, and sample liquid chocolate from a three-metre-high fountain.
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For impressive views of Cologne Cathedral and the city’s historic buildings, you can take a leisurely boat trip on the Rhine. Tours leave from the pier on Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, a short U-bahn ride away. Once on board, you'll cruise past the Old Town, the Chocolate Museum and the German Sport and Olympic Museum, before arriving at the Rodenkirchen district, where you can dine beside the water.
Exploring Cologne by public transport is easy, with the hotel only a few minutes from both Poststraße and Severinstraße U-bahn stations. KölnCards are available for singles and groups of up to five people, giving unlimited travel on the city’s buses, trams and trains for up to two days. Showing your KölnCard also entitles you to discounts of up to 50% at many of the city’s cultural attractions.