Surrounding area

Here we present you with some useful information about the hotel's neighbourhood and the things to see and do in Cologne.

The Appartel am Dom is located in a quiet street in downtown Cologne, right in the city centre. We are very easy to find and that makes our hotel a perfect starting point for your exploration of Cologne.


  • The exhibition halls of the koelnmesse are located just 1,1 km away and can easily be reached by walking, train, taxi or ferry.
  • The distance between Cologne main train station and our hotel amounts to just 100 meter. It should not take you longer than 5 minutes to reach the hotel after arriving in Cologne by train. Please take the exit "Breslauer Platz" and keep to your left. You will find the location very soon on the right side.
  • The airport Cologne/Bonn is situated about 15 km away. If you take the "S-Bahn 13" you will reach the main train station after 14 minutes. A ticket costs 3,00 €. The airport Düsseldorf is located 35 km away and you can get there easy by train, too. More information about travelling by local and interational trains can be found here.
  • Cologne is world famous for culture and famous sights. The christian emblem of Cologne, the "Kölner Dom" (200 m) is probably the most famous building in our city and millions of people are visiting the cathedral for sightseeing or to attend services each year. Beside the Dom you will find many other hot spots in this beautiful city. You can find plenty of famous and great museums like the Museum Ludwig (400 m), the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum (800 m) and the Roman-German-Museum (400 m). For visitors less interested in art, we recommend the Farina Duftmuseum  "Eau de Cologne" (2 km), the Chocolatemuseum (1,5 km), the Karnevalsmuseum        (2 km)  and the Deutsches Sport- und Olympiamuseum (1,5 km). Click here for more Cologne sightseeing attractions.
  • The Lanxess-Arena (1,3 km) is the place for events: Local, national and international sports; international music acts; business meetings and carnival shows. A train ride of just 2 minutes takes you to your event.
  • Also just a short walk from our house, entertainment is presented in the Musical Dome of Cologne (300 m).
  • If you love shopping, Cologne is the perfect city for you. Enjoy the Schildergasse and Hohe Straße     (600 m), two of the most famous and frequented shopping streets in Europe. Find designer pieces in fancy boutiques in the Breite Straße, Ehrenstraße  (1,3 km), or in the Belgisches Viertel (1,7 km), a small part of town with lots of original designer stores and trendy nightclubs.  
  • You can take a walk along the Rhine river through the popular old part of town (400 m). Experience the typical "Brauhäuser" (breweries) with a nice Kölsch (beer) and lots of delicious food specialities from Cologne. 
  • For your children the amusement park Phantasialand (15 km) offers you great entertaining presentations and attractions. Also the Odysseum (about 2 km) provides an adventurous programm with a variety of science-based shows and technical self-practices on different levels.


Visitors of Castles in Bruehl, the Rhein-Energie-Stadion, swimming lakes as the Fuehlinger See or Otto-Maigler-See etc, can learn more about the location with a click or from our reception team.