Due to the offers of well-known museums and galleries Cologne is one of Europe’s art and culture metropolis. Philharmonie, play house, theatre, opera house and various smaller theatres offer a wide range of interesting events. Allow our concierge to inform you about the events taking place at your preferred date and discover Cologne on your own. You can book our "weekend in Cologne" also with two overnight stays.
Double occupancy, starting from € 180.00 per person
Starting from €210.00 per person in a Grand Deluxe Room
(upon request and availability)
The Excelsior´s most romantic package for love birds: Spend one night in a luxurious suite with a fantastic view of Cologne Cathedral. At your day of arrival, we welcome you with Champagne and chocolate-strawberries. You enjoy a Champagne-breakfast in the morning, served in your suite. On your departure day you can sleep in and stay in your suite until 4 pm. All prices include the mini bar, use of the sauna and fitness area, as well as service and VAT.
The arrangement is valid on request and availability.
Double occupancy, starting from € 355,00 per person
(upon request and availability)
Sigmar Polke (1941 - 2010), was one of the most important artists in recent decades. The exhibition displays works spanning from 1963 to 2010; The retrospective is opening at the Museum Ludwig in March after being on display in New York and London and is the first since the artist’s death. It is also for the first time that all the media with which the artist engaged intensively throughout his career are brought together in one exhibition, emphasizing the fact that Polke’s work always resisted classification in arthistorical terms. The 250 items on display, many of them never shown before in Germany, include not only paintings and drawings, with which he achieved his reputation, but also prints, sketchbooks, objects, sculptures, photographs, films, slide installations, and photocopy pieces. This inclusive approach reveals how Polke combined different media and blurred the distinctions between them.
From € 299.00 per person in a Superior Room for double occupancy
All prices include the minibar, use of sauna and fitness area, complimentary internet access through mobile devices, as well as service and VAT.The package is valid on request and availibilty from March 14th to July 5th 2015.
Take a break from everyday life and enjoy two unforgettable days at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst.
Make your stay a special experience and discover a symbiosis of culinary delights and music. Enjoy our Prelude Dinner before you visit the concert of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall. Start the next day with the Excelsior Hotel Ernst breakfast and visit the Polke exhibition at Museum Ludwig afterwards. After this eventful day, you will discover a selection of sweet and savoury delights at the afternoon tea inspired by Pierre Hermé.
The package is available on March 23rd, 2015
Double occupancy from 405,00 EUR per person in a Deluxe room
All prices include minibar, use of sauna and fitness area, complimentary internet access through mobile devices, as well as service and VAT.
The package is valid on request and availibilty).
The SCIENCE ADVENTURE ODYSSEUM, Germany’s first and unique theme park for science and adventure, is an absolute must for every adventurer and discoverer. Combine your stay in Cologne with an eventful visit to this museum. Your individual expedition contains our limousine service which takes you to the museum and also back to the hotel. The different theme worlds offer plenty of fun and adventure for the entire family. Our breakfast buffet will guarantee you a perfect start into the next morning.
All prices include the minibar, use of the sauna and fitness area, as well as service and VAT. The package is valid upon request and availability excluding trade fair dates.
On 11 July, Germany's biggest high-altitude fireworks display will transform Cologne into a breathtaking ocean of colours. With its special ambiance, the event appeals to hundreds of thousands of visitors. In the afternoon, river cruises at the Porz Groov Island will be setting sail for the Old Town, passing nine fireworks and colourful Bengal fires. Aboard you can indulge yourself in culinary delights. Whoever like may shake a leg and swing their hips to the music. Calmer characters can get pleasure from theatre or cabaret programmes.
You can wait, of course, on the banks of the river Rhine for the long convoy with brightly coloured lanterns and lights. Join the many enthusiastic spectators to cheer the passing boats and wave your candles and sparklers as soon as the first ship shows up. The stunning view of the romantic Old Town which is brilliant with thousands of lights - an unmissable experience.
Towards 11:30 p.m. the time has come to admire a feast for the eyes and ears: from a pontoon in the middle of the Rhine in front of the Old Town scenario, the international fireworks display with synchronised music will be launched.
The program on July, 11th 2015:
1 overnight stay in a comfortable deluxe room
Ticket for the Cruise on board of ‘MS River Dream’
incl. cold and warm buffet, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on board,
musical entertainment with DJ
Excelsior Hotel Ernst breakfast buffet
from 325,00 Euro per person and room
All prices include the minibar, use of sauna and fitness area, complimentary internet access through mobile devices, as well as service and VAT. The package is valid on request and availibilty.
Enjoy Easter with your family and visit the cathedral city Cologne in spring. Especially for families with children there are plenty of activities and experiences to explore. On your arrival, you receive the tickets for the Cologne Zoo. Take a nice walk alongside the Rhine river and you discover one of the oldest and most popular Zoological Gardens in Germany. More than 700 different species and a total of over 10,000 animals have their home in the Cologne Zoo. After an eventful day, you stay at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst with up to two children in one of our comfortable suites. We welcome you with an Easter greeting.
The next morning begins with the extensive Excelsior Hotel Ernst breakfast buffet. Our concierge will assist you to arrange your individual plans: a shipping tour on the Rhine, a visit to the adventure museum Odysseum or a trip to Phantasialand, which is only 15 miles away or the best shopping addresses in Cologne.
One overnight stay in one of our comfortable suites
(up to 2 children stay complimentary in a spare bed)
Easter greeting from our pâtisserie
Tickets for one visit to the Cologne Zoo
Excelsior Hotel Ernst breakfast buffet
from 409,00 Euro per suite
All prices include the minibar, use of sauna and fitness area, complimentary internet access through mobile devices, as well as service and VAT.
The package is valid on request and availibilty from March 27th to April 7th 2015.
For 222 years „4711“ stimulates, inspires and fascinates people from all over the world with ist famous „Eau de Cologne“. For this occasion we created a special Anniversary Package for you: Stay in one of our stylish Junior Suites, in which we welcome you with a bottle of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst ‘Anniversary Selection Sparkling Wine Brut‘.
In addition a little surprise from the fragrance house 4711 awaits you. Enjoy an overnight stay vis-à-vis the Cologne Cathedral and start the day with the Excelsior Hotel Ernst breakfast buffet.
From € 219.00 per person for double occupancy
All prices include the minibar, use of sauna and fitness area, complimentary internet access through
mobile devices, as well as service and VAT. The package is valid on request and availibilty.
We are pleased to arrange you a guided tour through the house of fragrance 4711 or a participation in a fragrance seminar, in which you can create your own perfume.
Take some time to relax and combine your visit in Cologne with recreational hours in the Claudius Therme! The Claudius Therme is located in the Cologne Rhine Park and is considered to be one of the most beautiful thermal baths in Europe.
With its appealing architecture based on the Roman bathing culture, the thermal bath harmonically fits into the charming parkland.
Enjoy the exclusive stay at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst together with revitalizing “Sunny Day” treatments in the Claudius Therme.
Double occupancy, starting from € 428.00 per person
(valid upon request and availability)
Enjoy two unforgettable days in the thick of Cologne carnival during the craziest week of the year. Get infected by the revelers’ happiness and enjoy the parade exclusively from our Excelsior Hotel Ernst grandstand. Choose your package for “carnival in Cologne” between February 6th and February 10th, 2016 and enjoy your stay at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst:
Starting from €575.00 per person in a Superior room
(For a fee of 25 Euro per person, we guarantee a seat in the front rows 1-4)
All prices include the minibar, use of sauna and fitness area, complimentary internet access for mobile devices, as well as service and VAT.The package is valid upon request and availability.