Budget design hotels in Cologne – your Motel One
Anyone visiting Cologne – be it on a weekend trip, city break or for business – will encounter the famous humour of its inhabitants. Don’t miss a taste of the delicious Kölsch to take in the Rhenish atmosphere in full. The attractive city centre is only a stone's throw away from our design hotels.
Looking back on more than 2,000 years of history, Cologne is a worthy destination for lovers of art and architecture. Cologne Cathedral, the unmistakable symbol and centrepiece of the city, towers above all other buildings and makes for an excellent photo opportunity – especially in combination with the nearby Hohenzollernbrücke bridge. Adorned with countless padlocks attached to the bridge by couples wishing to immortalise love, the Hohenzollernbrücke is both a place for romantics and a link between the railway line, Deutz district and the central station. The city on the Rhine has something for anyone. Cologne natives know: "Jede Jeck es anders".
Those looking to sample the traditional Rhenish cuisine will be welcomed into countless breweries offering the ubiquitous Kölsch on tap alongside local delicacies such as the Rhenish pot roast or “halve Hahn”. Their waiters are called “Köbes” in these parts – you’ll have no trouble identifying them by their gruff demeanour. Don't worry: they don't really mean it.
A charming old town, relaxing riverbank and our very own chocolate museum
After a tour of the old town, we recommend an extensive walk along the Rhine. Germany's longest river presents itself at its most beautiful here, nestled between the Rheinauhafen and the Rhine terraces. Set against a picturesque backdrop featuring old gabled houses, intricate alleyways and little churches, the Rhine promenade is a wonderful spot to meander and sunbathe. If the weather is poor, just grab an umbrella.
The Romano-Germanic Museum, situated within easy reach of our hotel and overlooked by the cathedral, showcases the archaeological history of the city. Ranging from antique mosaics and early medieval jewellery to the largest collection of Roman glasses in the world, its collection impressively presents the exciting history of the cathedral city to interested visitors. If you prefer clubs, bars, cafés and the vibrant nightlife of Cologne, head to the Ehrenfeld district. The carnival never stops around here and you’ll definitely never get bored. Just leave it to the people of Cologne.