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Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Cologne

Enjoy the area's cathedral, museums and history with a rental holiday home in Cologne. Well known for its shopping, cafes 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 holiday or a trip with friends, 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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 features

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 holiday in Cologne. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Cologne

The nearest airport is in Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn), located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cologne?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 657 holiday lettings around Cologne. From 553 flats & apartments to 62 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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:

  • Deutz: 82 holiday homes
  • Höhenberg: 44 holiday homes
  • Altstadt-Nord: 44 holiday homes
  • Ehrenfeld: 39 holiday homes
  • Gremberghoven: 15 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.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cologne. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cologne Cathedral: 656 holiday lettings
  • Cologne Messe-Deutz Station: 662 holiday lettings
  • LANXESS Arena: 662 holiday lettings
  • Cologne-Dellbrück S-Bahn: 695 holiday lettings
  • Cologne (QKU-Cologne Messe-Deutz Train Station): 662 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cologne listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 Flats in Cologne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 553 Flats in Cologne. Our other popular types of Cologne holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 62 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Guest houses: 3 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cologne?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in Cologne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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