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Wonderful Christmas in Cologne

Spend the Christmas time in Cologne

Enjoy the time before Christmas to the full and offer your family, friends and colleagues an unforgettable time at the festively decorated Excelsior Hotel Ernst. With their incomparable charme seven unique Christmas markets invite guests from all around the world to explore, look around and savour the festively decorated city center of Cologne. Get enchanted by the the scent of roasted almonds and hot mulled wine. Each market for itself offers a special experience in an individual setting. Starting November 21st, enjoy Christmastime in Cologne and discover the magic of the cathedral city.

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Christmas menus

Christmas menus

Hanse Stube on Tour - Christmas menu

Would you like to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your loved ones during the holidays? Then the Hanse Stube on Tour holiday menus are just right for you. Joschua Tepner has conjured up special delicacies for you; there is even a special menu for vegetarians. You can order the menus online or by phone and pay by credit card or bank transfer.

And this is how it works:

  • Order 48 hours in advance by phone at 0221 270-3166 or via our order form»
  • You can easily pay by credit card or bank transfer
  • If you wish, we can also prepare your order for you to pick up at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst.

Christmas box by Mirko Gaul

You've had enough of the Christmas classics, such as duck breast or potato salad with sausages, and want to try something new this year? Then Gaul's Christmas box is just right for you! It consists of two starters, a soup, a main course and a dessert. Only the soup and the main course need to be warmed up.

And this is how it works:

  • You make your choice on our Christmas box order list» and simply send the completed form to taku(at) 
  • In order for the box to exceed your expectations, we ask you to give us some lead time - please order the box 48 hours before the desired pick-up or delivery time.
  • We give full throttle and you lean back... If we have any questions, we will contact you.
  • At the agreed time you can pick up your box daily in the hotel lobby.
  • Delivery is possible within Cologne for a delivery fee of 50 EUR. This 50 EUR will be credited to your account at your next visit at taku.

Your Reservation

We are looking forward to your reservation.
phone: +49 221 / 270 -3160

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    Christmas presents
    for your loved ones

    Christmas presents

    Christmas could be so easy if it was not so difficult to find the right present. Suddenly Christmas Eve is near and you ask yourself the question: What am I going to buy as a perfect Christmas gift for my loved ones?

    With the Excelsior Hotel Ernst Christmas presents the search for Christmas presents has come to an end. Just give away a little piece of luxury from the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. What do you think about a voucher for the Afternoon Tea?

    We produce for almost every special occasion a personalized gift certificate like the famous Piano Brunch or a dinner at taku.

    A wide range of smallpresents from the pâtisserie will be available on December at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst, where you find the famous self-made Excelsior Christmas stollen, Christmas pralines or home-made marmalade.

    Give away one glass of the original “Excelsior Hotel Ernst honey”, which is harvest from more than 40.000 hard-working bees that reside on the roof of the hotel. Convince yourself and bring the Excelsior feeling to your family and friends. 

    Your order

    We are looking forward to your order.
    phone +49 221 / 270 –1

    Discover our  Online-shop.

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    Goose menu & Goose at home

    Goose dinner at the Hanse Stube

    Please note a reservation for the goose dinner at the Hanse Stube is required. We are looking forward to your reservation.
    phone: +49 221 / 270 -1 or>>online.



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    Enjoy the Excelsior Hotel Ernst Stollen at home

    Enjoy the Excelsior Hotel Ernst Stollen at home

    For decades the Excelsior Hotel Ernst has been famous for its traditional Stollen. In our patisserie, the Stollen is baked with a selection of the finest ingredients and the right portion of love: Marzipan, yeast dough, lemon and orange peel, raisins, almond slivers, butter as well as a special spice mixture make our Stollen so unique. Which spices we use for the Stollen remains a secret - the recipe has been kept in the hotel safe for generations.

    This year, from November 27, 2020, we will not only sell our Stollen at the hotel, but will also send it to your home. You can choose between a large (about 1kg) and a small stollen (about 500gr).

    The shipping costs within Germany are 7,49 EUR, within the 15,99 EUR and worldwide 36,99 EUR. Your order will be processed within 24 hours and will reach you after about 4-7 days (within Germany).

    Pickup is free of charge: From November 27 to December 26, 2020, you can use your ticket to stop by the Excelsior Hotel Ernst and pick up your Stollen at any time.

    For each stollen we donate 1 Euro to himmel & ääd

    You can already (pre-)order your stollen for home. Please click here.