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Cologne overview

In Cologne, you can take in local culture at top places like Romano-Germanic Museum and Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. Cologne Cathedral and City Hall are other popular sights to visit. Cologne is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Cologne

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Cologne has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Cologne with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Cologne hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Cologne hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Cologne

Fly in to Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn), 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from downtown Cologne. Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 24.6 mi (39.7 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Cologne Central Station
  • • Cologne West Station
  • • Cologne Messe-Deutz Station
Metro stations include:
  • • Appellhofplatz Breite Strasse U-Bahn
  • • Neumarkt U-Bahn
  • • Heumarkt U-Bahn

What to see around Cologne

Known for its attractions including:
  • • Claudius Therme
  • • Cologne Cable Car
  • • Cologne Zoo
  • • Odysseum
  • • MMC Studios
The area's cultural scene stands out, and places to visit include:
  • • Romano-Germanic Museum
  • • Wallraf-Richartz-Museum
  • • Volkstheater Millowitsch
  • • Museum of Applied Art
  • • Galerie Der Spiegel
Memorable for its landmarks including:
  • • Cologne Cathedral
  • • Alter Markt
  • • Great St. Martin Church
  • • Wallraf Square
  • • Praetorium
Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • Stadtgarten
  • • Volksgarten
  • • Forstbotanischer Garten Koln
  • • Flittarder Rheinaue
  • • Japanischer Garten
Some popular places to visit include:
  • • City Hall
  • • Rhein Energie Stadium

When to visit Cologne

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 53°F day, 26°F night
  • • April-June: 70°F day, 37°F night
  • • July-September: 73°F day, 47°F night
  • • October-December: 62°F day, 33°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 4.80 inches
  • • April-June: 6.38 inches
  • • July-September: 7.36 inches
  • • October-December: 6.10 inches

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