Cologne – the Metropolis at the River Rhine
Cologne- More than you might imagine
With more than 2,000 years of lived history, Cologne has to offer much more to ist visitors than you might imagine. The famous Cologne Cathedral is Germany´s most visited sight and world heritage site. Romanic churches as well as popular museums and landmarks attract many tourists from all over the world.
Sightseeing in Cologne
With its 2000 years of history, Cologne has a lot to offer to its visitors. Cologne Cathedral is Germany’s most visited tourist attraction. On almost every corner of the city, visitors discover roman constructions and interesting museums.
With its 42 museums Cologne has got an outstanding art and cultural scene. Whether municipal, ecclesiastical, company-owned, or private museum - the wide array of displayed exhibits ranges from Roman, medieval to non-European and contemporary art.
Shopping in Cologne
Experimental or exclusive? Cologne offers a variety of shopping streets, each with its own particular atmosphere and clientele.
Opening time of the shops:
Monday – Friday: 10 am to 8 pm, larger malls and shops also until 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 7pm, larger malls and shops also until 9 pm
Hohe Straße and Schildergasse:
2 minutes walking distance from the hotel
Cologne’s most busy shopping street. You can find department stores as well as all well-known brand stores.
Breitestraße and Ehrenstraße:
5-10 minutes walking distance from the hotel
A good mix of individual boutiques, cafes and small shopping malls
Mittelstraße, Benesisstraße and Pfeilstraße:
10-15 minutes walking distance from the hotel
Cologne’s most exclusive shopping district featuring extravagant fashion stores, fine jewellery and creative interior design boutiques
Belgisches Viertel and Friesenstraße:
10-20 minutes walking distance from the hotel
Start up brands and young designers present creative products and fashion in small boutiques. After your shopping tour you can relax in one of many vivid bars and cafes.
On an area of more than 3000 sqm, APROPOS concept store offers a unique shopping experience in Germany. Luxury labels for ladies and gentlemen, embedded in an exquisite ambiance of modern design and antique style define APROPOS The Concept store.
The Meißen shop directly located at the Wallrafplatz and only a few meters away from the Excelsior Hotel Ernst awaits you with a fine collection of porcelaine and jewellery from its manufacture of the traditional company.