H+ Hotel Köln Hürth - a base for visiting the many sights
Whether you want to visit the old part of Cologne, go to a trade fair, sporting or cultural event or need accommodation near the airport, the H+ Hotel Köln Hürth is the right place to be. Our guests benefit from the excellent public transport links. Several motorways go right past Hürth. It takes 20 minutes to reach the Cologne/Bonn airport. Hürth is also linked to the Cologne railway network. Visitors to Cologne staying at the H+ Hotel Köln Hürth will find good public transport links and the ideal base for all kinds of entertainment.
Our hotel is right next to Hürth Park, a shopping centre with 150 shops and a multi-screen cinema. You can go for scenic walks in the nearby recreation area of Hürtherberg. It has a children’s play park and a barbecue area. From its highest point, you have a fantastic view over to the Bergische Land.
From many of our guests, a tour of the city starts at the cathedral, the undisputed main landmark of the city. From there, you can wander through the old part of the city and discover the many sights. This includes Cologne City Hall with its imposing tower or the Gürzenich, a concert hall that is still used today, particularly during the carnival. There are many spots in Cologne where you can still see the remains of the Roman fortifications, such as the Roman Tower. The Roman German museum, right next to the cathedral, offers an excellent insight into the city’s history.
The pedestrian zone in Hohe Straße and Schildergasse is the key shopping area in Cologne. Just north of the old part of the city lies Cologne Zoo. A tip: Take a trip from the zoo over the Rhine in the cable car; it’s a fantastic experience with plenty of stunning photo opportunities. The RheinEnergieStadion, where 1. FC Köln plays for points, as well as the Lanxess Arena, home to the Kölner Haie as well as the location for concerts of international artists, are easy to reach from the H+ Hotel Köln Hürth.
Excursions in the surrounding area
Phantasialand, the large amusement park near Brühl, is practically on our doorstep. It takes only half an hour to reach Bonn, one of the oldest cities in Germany. If you like hiking and nature, you’ll love a trip to the Eifel national park, which you can reach in ca. 45 minutes. On extensive hikes through unspoilt natural landscapes there are plenty of animals and plants to discover.
The local recreation area of Hürtherberg lies in the Cologne Lowland. In this picturesque nature reserve, visitors can hike along the Adolf Dachsbach Weg, spend some time at the play park on a hill, have a barbecue or see the Roman milestones.
Places of interest near the H+ Hotel Köln Hürth
Gleuel Castle and Vintage Car Museum
The formerly moated Gleuel Castle includes a baroque mansion containing a knight’s hall, where visitors can marvel at the “Kölner Decke” (Cologne-style ceiling). The valuable murals date from the 19th century. The outer bailey has been rebuilt according to the original plans. It now houses a private car museum. The castle is a ten-minute drive from the H+ Hotel Köln Hürth.» Continue to Location & surroundings
Cologne Cathedral and the Shrine of the Three Kings
Cologne Cathedral enjoys UNESCO World Heritage status, and is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. It is also the city’s landmark. The Shrine of the Three Kings in the choir room is the largest remaining goldsmith’s work from the Middle Ages in Europe. More than a thousand precious stones and pearls decorate the reliquary. The journey from the H+ Hotel Köln Hürth via S-Bahn take approximately 35 minutes.
World-class art in the Wallraff-Richartz Museum
The Wallraff-Richartz Museum & Corboud Foundation is one of the largest classical painting galleries in Germany. It exhibits medieval paintings, art from the 16th to 19th centuries, Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist works, as well as numerous prints. It is approximately a half-hour drive from the H+ Hotel Köln Hürth.
The varied banks of the Rhine in Cologne
Start your stroll along the banks of the Rhine in Cologne at the famous “Tatort” sausage stand, pass through the Rheinauhafen waterfront complex and the Rheingarten, cross the river via the Hohenzollern bridge and take a break in the Rheinpark before treating yourself to the views from the cable car. It is approximately a 25-minute drive to the “sausage stand” from the H+ Hotel Köln Hürth.
Cologne’s export hit: “Eau de Cologne”
Visit the fragrance museum in the 4711 Haus and learn all about the history of this famous perfume, which is now exported to more than 60 countries. It is approximately a half-hour drive to the museum from H+ Hotel Köln Hürth.
Carnival in Cologne
Any avid carnival enthusiast dreams of visiting the Cologne carnival at least once. There you have the chance to take part in carnival meetings, listen to the humorous carnival speeches and watch the “Tanzgarden”. The most famous event at the Cologne carnival is the big parade through the centre of Cologne. Magnificently renovated carriages reference current events in society and politics. You can conveniently reach the city centre from our H+ Hotel Köln Hürth.» Continue to Location & surroundings