Holidays to Cologne

Germany
Strong on the arts with its fair share of hearty German food and beer, Cologne - or Köln in German - was founded by the Romans, another gastronomically savvy group who knew their culture. Straddling the Rhine river, it is the fourth largest city in Germany , and is graced …

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How to get to Cologne

Here's what you need to know about getting to Cologne. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Cologne takes 1 hour, 30 minutes.

When to go to Cologne

Typical Holiday Price

£1685 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Cologne varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

February

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February is the cheapest month to go to Cologne.

Where to stay in Cologne

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Cologne, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Cologne

Celeny Da Silva | Trip by SkyscannerKölner Dom
Kölner Dom
walking wanderer | Trip by SkyscannerHohenzollernbrücke Bridge
Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge
felix.triller | FlickrKölner Zoo
Kölner Zoo
David Blabey | Trip by SkyscannerPhantasialand
Phantasialand
Andreas | Trip by SkyscannerSchildergasse
Schildergasse
Celeny Da Silva | Trip by SkyscannerGlobetrotter Store
Globetrotter Store
Aleksandr Zykov | FlickrLudwig Museum
Ludwig Museum
inyucho | Flickr Roman-Germanic Museum (Römisch Germanisches Museum (RGM)
Roman-Germanic Museum (Römisch Germanisches Museum (RGM)
Aniket Mone | FlickrFlora und Botanischer Garten
Flora und Botanischer Garten
dfarrell07 | FlickrPeters Brauhaus
Peters Brauhaus

Reviews of Cologne

Make Molins
Make MolinsBarcelona
05/12/2017

I went there driven by the beautiful cathedral (which is impressive, by the way), but was a little bit deceived by the rest of the city.

gerard zaccagni
gerard zaccagniPhiladelphia
13/07/2017

Great place, make sure you try the local Kölsch beer and eat a Döner sandwich

m1hausen™
m1hausen™Cologne
28/03/2016

In my opinion: No. 3 City of Germany (after Berlin and Hamburg) - with more than one Million inhabitants it's the greatest town in the west of Germany. Town was bulid by Romans as Colonia Claudia Ara Aggrippinensium (CCAA) for more than 2000 years ago. That means also that Cologne is one of the oldest Cities in Europe. The Cologne Cathedral is the most visited building in the Country. Even the town is well known for the "fifth season", called Carnival. Often the People of Cologne say: Cologne is Not only a town, it's a feeling. Last but Not least there is a local Speciality called Kölsch, a beer.

Becca Simmons
Becca SimmonsSan Diego
06/02/2016

One of my favorite cities in Europe - and sorely underrated. Most people pass right through or only come here on business, but if you stop and "smell the roses," you'll find Cologne enchanting and charming.

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