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Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Cologne

Enjoy the area's cathedral, museums and history and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Cologne. Well known for its shopping, cafés and monuments, this romantic city won't disappoint. Romano-Germanic Museum, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Volkstheater Millowitsch are a few of the top cultural sights. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Cologne

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Cologne has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Claudius Therme (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Cologne Cable Car (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Cologne Zoo (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Odysseum (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • MMC Studios (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Aqualand Freizeitbad am Fuhlinger See (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Cologne

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Cologne. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Stadtgarten (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Volksgarten (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Flora Cologne (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Forstbotanischer Garten Koln (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Flittarder Rheinaue (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Japanischer Garten (5 mi / 8.1 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Cologne

The nearest airport is in Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn), located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), which is 24.6 mi (39.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cologne Central Station, Cologne Hansaring Station and Cologne West Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Cologne by catching a ride on the metro at Appellhofplatz Breite Strasse U-Bahn, Neumarkt U-Bahn or Heumarkt U-Bahn.

Where to stay around Cologne?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 663 holiday lettings near Cologne. From 557 Condos/Apartments to 66 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cologne is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cologne?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cologne:

  • Chorweiler District: 16 holiday homes
  • Rodenkirchen District: 38 holiday homes
  • Lindenthal: 78 holiday homes
  • Kalk District: 107 holiday homes
  • Nippes: 45 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cologne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cologne. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cologne Cable Car: 708 holiday lettings
  • Cologne Central Station: 675 holiday lettings
  • MediaPark: 687 holiday lettings
  • Cologne Bayerwerk Station: 845 holiday lettings
  • City Center Porz: 646 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cologne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Cologne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 557 Condos/Apartments in Cologne. Our other popular types of Cologne holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 66 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cologne?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 13 holiday homes with pool available in Cologne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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