Top attractions in Cologne

With our hotel you have selected the perfect starting point for your cultural tour through Cologne. Nearby you will find many of the top attractions such as the Cologne Cathedral, various museums and galleries, historic buildings and streets as well as the pier for exciting Rhine cruises. Information on the individual attractions can be found below or just ask our cooperative staff.

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  • Cable Cars

    Cable Cars near Classic Hotel Harmonie Cologne

    The cable car offers you the most attractive bird's eye view of the city. Take a leisurely trip across "Old Father Rhine" and admire the city's fascinating panorama. Enjoy a relaxing view of Cologne as you cross unhurriedly from one bank to the other.

    The cable car offers you the most attractive bird's eye view of the city. Take a leisurely trip across "Old Father Rhine" and admire the city's fascinating panorama. Enjoy a relaxing view of Cologne as you cross unhurriedly from one bank to the other.

  • Love locks

    Love locks near Classic Hotel Harmonie

    For several years now, love locks have been considered one of Cologne’s most charming traditions. As proof of their love, couples fix padlocks to the railings on the Hohenzollern Bridge; to ensure everlasting love, they then throw the key into the Rhein river below.

    For several years now, love locks have been considered one of Cologne’s most charming traditions. As proof of their love, couples fix padlocks to the railings on the Hohenzollern Bridge; to ensure everlasting love, they then throw the key into the Rhein river below.

  • Chocolate Museum

    Chocolate Museum at Classic Hotel Harmonie

    "Nothing is worth more than a good friend, except a friend with chocolate", Charles Dickens said - and how right he was! There is hardly a pleasure Germans love more than chocolate. But did you know that its origins lie with the ingenious Aztecs and Incas? And have you ever watched the production of the brown gold, from the cacao offspring to the bar in your hand? Delve into the 3000-year-old history of chocolate and spoil your palate at the Cologne Chocolate Museum.

    Opening times:
    TUE to FR 10:00 to 18:00 h
    SAT / SUN / Holidays 11:00 to 19:00 h

    "Nothing is worth more than a good friend, except a friend with chocolate", Charles Dickens said - and how right he was! There is hardly a pleasure Germans love more than chocolate. But did you know that its origins lie with the ingenious Aztecs and Incas? And have you ever watched the production of the brown gold, from the cacao offspring to the bar in your hand? Delve into the 3000-year-old history of chocolate and spoil your palate at the Cologne Chocolate Museum.

    Opening times:
    TUE to FR 10:00 to 18:00 h
    SAT / SUN / Holidays 11:00 to 19:00 h

  • Museum Ludwig

    Museum Ludwig at Classic Hotel Harmonie

    The Museum Ludwig is located at the back of the Cologne Cathedral and shows modern art of the 20th and 21st century. In one of Europe's most important museums of contemporary art you will find pearls of Pop Art, extraordinary photographs, architectural installations and exhibitions by renowned artists. Works of Expressionism as the ones of Heckel or Macke, of Classical Modernism like Chagall’s or Dix’s, or the third largest Picasso collection in the world will make art lovers’ hearts beat faster.

    The Museum Ludwig is located at the back of the Cologne Cathedral and shows modern art of the 20th and 21st century. In one of Europe's most important museums of contemporary art you will find pearls of Pop Art, extraordinary photographs, architectural installations and exhibitions by renowned artists. Works of Expressionism as the ones of Heckel or Macke, of Classical Modernism like Chagall’s or Dix’s, or the third largest Picasso collection in the world will make art lovers’ hearts beat faster.

  • Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

    Wallraf-Richartz-Museum near Classic Hotel Harmonie

    The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum is the oldest museum in Cologne with almost 200 years of age. It houses the world's largest collection of medieval paintings, which particularly should inspire those who are historically interested. As one of the largest classical painting galleries in Germany, the museum shows works from the 13th to 20th century, but also an impressive range of Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist art with the Corbound Foundation.

    The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum is the oldest museum in Cologne with almost 200 years of age. It houses the world's largest collection of medieval paintings, which particularly should inspire those who are historically interested. As one of the largest classical painting galleries in Germany, the museum shows works from the 13th to 20th century, but also an impressive range of Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist art with the Corbound Foundation.

  • Romano-Germanic Museum

    Classic Hotel Harmonie

    The Romano-Germanic Museum presents the archaeological heritage of Cologne from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. For those who want to get to know Cologne with its origins and its fascinating history, visiting this museum is a must. But not only what the museum has to offer in itself is worth seeing: Even the award-winning construction of the museum attracts visitors. Another highlight is the exhibition of the extensive collection of jewelry, glass and pottery.

    The Romano-Germanic Museum presents the archaeological heritage of Cologne from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. For those who want to get to know Cologne with its origins and its fascinating history, visiting this museum is a must. But not only what the museum has to offer in itself is worth seeing: Even the award-winning construction of the museum attracts visitors. Another highlight is the exhibition of the extensive collection of jewelry, glass and pottery.

  • Kolumba-The Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese

    Kolumba Museum near Classic Hotel Harmonie

    Unlike the name suggests, the Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese does not consider itself only as a religious exhibition house, but as a museum which wants to show off all forms and facets of artistic representation. The collection of “Kolumba” extends from late antiquity to the present, from medieval panel painting to postmodern “Radical Painting”. 2000 years of Western culture in a unique architectural construct.

    Unlike the name suggests, the Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese does not consider itself only as a religious exhibition house, but as a museum which wants to show off all forms and facets of artistic representation. The collection of “Kolumba” extends from late antiquity to the present, from medieval panel painting to postmodern “Radical Painting”. 2000 years of Western culture in a unique architectural construct.

  • Rhine Tour

    RHEIN-SCHIFFAHRT near Classic Hotel Harmonie

    So originell wie ursprünglich ist es, die Domstadt am Rhein zu Wasser zu erkunden. Verschiedene Schifffahrtsgesellschaften bieten von einstündigen Panorama-Rundfahrten über mehrstündige Themenrundfahrten bis hin zu Tagesrundfahrten für jeden Geschmack Touren auf der Kölner Lebensader an. Auch Specials wie Krimi- und Musicalshows an Bord oder Advents- und Silvesterfahrten stehen auf dem Programm.

    So originell wie ursprünglich ist es, die Domstadt am Rhein zu Wasser zu erkunden. Verschiedene Schifffahrtsgesellschaften bieten von einstündigen Panorama-Rundfahrten über mehrstündige Themenrundfahrten bis hin zu Tagesrundfahrten für jeden Geschmack Touren auf der Kölner Lebensader an. Auch Specials wie Krimi- und Musicalshows an Bord oder Advents- und Silvesterfahrten stehen auf dem Programm.

  • Cologne Cathedral

    Cathedral near Classic Hotel Harmonie

    The second highest church building in Europe, the third highest in the world, overtowers the city in monumental splendor. Its grandiose Gothic style with the impressive facade and spires have fascinated visitors from all over the world for centuries and gave the “cathedral city” its name. Experience the history of this ancient Roman-Catholic church in one of the exciting guided tours.

    Guided tours in German language: MON to SAT at 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 h

    Tours on the High RoofMON to THUR 10:00 to 13:00 h

     

    The second highest church building in Europe, the third highest in the world, overtowers the city in monumental splendor. Its grandiose Gothic style with the impressive facade and spires have fascinated visitors from all over the world for centuries and gave the “cathedral city” its name. Experience the history of this ancient Roman-Catholic church in one of the exciting guided tours.

    Guided tours in German language: MON to SAT at 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 h

    Tours on the High RoofMON to THUR 10:00 to 13:00 h

     

  • Cologne Zoo

    Cologne Zoo near Classic Hotel Harmonie

    Not only that the Cologne Zoo can look back on more than 150 years of scientific research projects, successful breedings and important achievements in the conservation of species. He still is one of the most popular zoos in Germany with attractions such as the historic sea lion rocks, the rainforest house, the “owl monastery” and the elephant park. An absolute highlight not just for kids – we warmly recommend a visit also to our adult guests.
    Every Sunday free tour of the zoo, meeting at 11 h behind the zoo entrance.

    It is as unique as original to explore the cathedral city on water. Various shipping companies offer one-hour panorama or topic tours lasting several hours or even a whole day, so there should be a choice for every taste. Specials such as crime and musical shows on board or Advent and New Year's cruises are on the program, too.

    Not only that the Cologne Zoo can look back on more than 150 years of scientific research projects, successful breedings and important achievements in the conservation of species. He still is one of the most popular zoos in Germany with attractions such as the historic sea lion rocks, the rainforest house, the “owl monastery” and the elephant park. An absolute highlight not just for kids – we warmly recommend a visit also to our adult guests.
    Every Sunday free tour of the zoo, meeting at 11 h behind the zoo entrance.

    It is as unique as original to explore the cathedral city on water. Various shipping companies offer one-hour panorama or topic tours lasting several hours or even a whole day, so there should be a choice for every taste. Specials such as crime and musical shows on board or Advent and New Year's cruises are on the program, too.

Love locks

Love locks near Classic Hotel Harmonie

For several years now, love locks have been considered one of Cologne’s most charming traditions. As proof of their love, couples fix padlocks to the railings on the Hohenzollern Bridge; to ensure everlasting love, they then throw the key into the Rhein river below.

Cable Cars

Cable Cars near Classic Hotel Harmonie Cologne

The cable car offers you the most attractive bird's eye view of the city. Take a leisurely trip across "Old Father Rhine" and admire the city's fascinating panorama. Enjoy a relaxing view of Cologne as you cross unhurriedly from one bank to the other.

Cologne Cathedral

Cathedral near Classic Hotel Harmonie

The second highest church building in Europe, the third highest in the world, overtowers the city in monumental splendor. Its grandiose Gothic style with the impressive facade and spires have fascinated visitors from all over the world for centuries and gave the “cathedral city” its name. Experience the history of this ancient Roman-Catholic church in one of the exciting guided tours.

Guided tours in German language: MON to SAT at 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 h

Tours on the High RoofMON to THUR 10:00 to 13:00 h

 

Chocolate Museum

Chocolate Museum at Classic Hotel Harmonie

"Nothing is worth more than a good friend, except a friend with chocolate", Charles Dickens said - and how right he was! There is hardly a pleasure Germans love more than chocolate. But did you know that its origins lie with the ingenious Aztecs and Incas? And have you ever watched the production of the brown gold, from the cacao offspring to the bar in your hand? Delve into the 3000-year-old history of chocolate and spoil your palate at the Cologne Chocolate Museum.

Opening times:
TUE to FR 10:00 to 18:00 h
SAT / SUN / Holidays 11:00 to 19:00 h

Cologne Zoo

Cologne Zoo near Classic Hotel Harmonie

Not only that the Cologne Zoo can look back on more than 150 years of scientific research projects, successful breedings and important achievements in the conservation of species. He still is one of the most popular zoos in Germany with attractions such as the historic sea lion rocks, the rainforest house, the “owl monastery” and the elephant park. An absolute highlight not just for kids – we warmly recommend a visit also to our adult guests.
Every Sunday free tour of the zoo, meeting at 11 h behind the zoo entrance.

It is as unique as original to explore the cathedral city on water. Various shipping companies offer one-hour panorama or topic tours lasting several hours or even a whole day, so there should be a choice for every taste. Specials such as crime and musical shows on board or Advent and New Year's cruises are on the program, too.

Rhine Tour

RHEIN-SCHIFFAHRT near Classic Hotel Harmonie

So originell wie ursprünglich ist es, die Domstadt am Rhein zu Wasser zu erkunden. Verschiedene Schifffahrtsgesellschaften bieten von einstündigen Panorama-Rundfahrten über mehrstündige Themenrundfahrten bis hin zu Tagesrundfahrten für jeden Geschmack Touren auf der Kölner Lebensader an. Auch Specials wie Krimi- und Musicalshows an Bord oder Advents- und Silvesterfahrten stehen auf dem Programm.

Museum Ludwig

Museum Ludwig at Classic Hotel Harmonie

The Museum Ludwig is located at the back of the Cologne Cathedral and shows modern art of the 20th and 21st century. In one of Europe's most important museums of contemporary art you will find pearls of Pop Art, extraordinary photographs, architectural installations and exhibitions by renowned artists. Works of Expressionism as the ones of Heckel or Macke, of Classical Modernism like Chagall’s or Dix’s, or the third largest Picasso collection in the world will make art lovers’ hearts beat faster.

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum near Classic Hotel Harmonie

The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum is the oldest museum in Cologne with almost 200 years of age. It houses the world's largest collection of medieval paintings, which particularly should inspire those who are historically interested. As one of the largest classical painting galleries in Germany, the museum shows works from the 13th to 20th century, but also an impressive range of Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist art with the Corbound Foundation.

Romano-Germanic Museum

Classic Hotel Harmonie

The Romano-Germanic Museum presents the archaeological heritage of Cologne from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. For those who want to get to know Cologne with its origins and its fascinating history, visiting this museum is a must. But not only what the museum has to offer in itself is worth seeing: Even the award-winning construction of the museum attracts visitors. Another highlight is the exhibition of the extensive collection of jewelry, glass and pottery.

Kolumba-The Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese

Kolumba Museum near Classic Hotel Harmonie

Unlike the name suggests, the Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese does not consider itself only as a religious exhibition house, but as a museum which wants to show off all forms and facets of artistic representation. The collection of “Kolumba” extends from late antiquity to the present, from medieval panel painting to postmodern “Radical Painting”. 2000 years of Western culture in a unique architectural construct.

Classic Hotel Harmonie

Classic Hotel Harmonie
Ursulaplatz 13-19
50668 Köln

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