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Our location? At the heart of bustling Cologne

The Insel Hotel is located in the Deutz district on the right bank of the Rhine and is the perfect starting point for experiencing the sits of Cologne. Whether here on business or leisure, the city’s top attractions are just a short walk from the Insel Hotel. The excellent location of the Insel Hotel for public transport allows you to explore all areas of the cathedral city. You can quickly reach the Cologne Exhibition Centre, the LANXESS Arena or the Hohenzollern Bridge which brings you to the Cologne cathedral and the old town. Cologne/Bonn Airport is just a 15-minute drive away.

The friendly atmosphere at our family-run hotel welcomes you to a rapidly growing, bustling city area with numerous restaurants, bars and popular meeting places. After a day at work the Insel Hotel is the perfect place for relaxing in peace.

Round & about


The Cologne Exhibition Centre presents products and trends at the fifth-largest exhibition centre in the world. Visitors and exhibitors from all around the world visit the business hub of Cologne to do business. The Cologne Exhibition Centre unites people and markets: Organisers arrange more than 80 trade fairs, events, guest events and special events each year at the Cologne Exhibition Centre and in the most important global markets.

The Cologne Exhibition Centre is one of the leading exhibition organisers worldwide. Up to 2,000 conferences and other events take place each year during and outside of the trade fairs in the exhibition centre’s congress centres and other locations in Cologne. The Cologne Exhibition Centre is situated in the Cologne districts of Deutz and Mülheim.

Distance from the Insel Hotel: 600 metres

Lanxess Arena

The LANXESS Arena is Germany’s largest multifunctional arena. It can accommodate a wide variety of events with up to 20,000 seats and 83,700 sqm of space, diverse catering facilities, and modern stage, sound and lighting technology. Concerts, musicals and sports events are regularly held at the LANXESS Arena. The LANXESS Arena also provides a setting for congresses and conferences, such as general meetings for German corporations, which are held in the business hub of Cologne. It is one of the most visited arenas in the world and features a coverable ice rink for hosting many of the Kölner Haie ice hockey team’s games as well as plenty of seating and standing room. It is situated close to the centre in Cologne’s Deutz district.

Distance from the Insel Hotel: 150 metres

Cologne Cathedral

At 157.38 metres tall, Cologne Cathedral, officially known as the High Cathedral of Saints Peter and Mary, is the third-tallest church building in the world and the second tallest in Europe. Cologne Cathedral became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Cologne Cathedral is one of the largest Gothic-style cathedrals in the world. Building work on Cologne Cathedral began in the 13th century, however the cathedral was only completed in the 19th centre after a century-long break, meaning its architecture is Gothic and neo-Gothic in style. The cathedral is situated around 250 metres from the Rhine on the former northern Roman city border, and is in direct proximity to the central train station, Hohenzollern Bridge, Ludwig Museum and the Roman-Germanic Museum.

Distance from the Insel Hotel: 1.9 kilometres
Kölner Dom

Rhein Terraces

The terraces of the Rhine are home to all kinds of events and gastronomic experiences in a variety of locations, such as the Tanzbrunnen, a main restaurant, beach club, theatre etc. As the name suggests, all of the Rhine terraces offer a wonderful view of the Rhine river and the city’s main feature - Cologne Cathedral. In addition to numerous concerts, exclusive family events take place in the Tanzbrunnen park area. The terraces of the Rhine offer plenty of open space for young and old alike, with stunning panoramic views of the cathedral city. Come rain or shine, there is always something happening here. The Rhine terraces are situated in Cologne’s Deutz district.

Distance from the Insel Hotel: 1.2 kilometres
Rhein Terraces

Cologne Old Town

Cologne’s Old Town is located right next to the Rhine and impresses visitors with its unique vibe. Restaurants, businesses, breweries, museums and plazas are all incorporated in old housing arrangements and narrow streets with historical flair. This lively district unites living, working, trade, entertainment, culture and religion and still offers a sense of how the bustling life would have been like in the Middle Ages which brought the city its reputation and wealth. The KD (Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschifffahrt AG) river cruise operator offers scenic trips and longer routes along the Rhine. Visitors are attracted to the nearby chocolate museum and its enticing world of sweet delicacies, and can browse the museum’s shop. Immediately adjacent to this is the German Sports and Olympic Museum. This gives visitors an insight into the history of sport.

Distance from the Insel Hotel: 1.7 kilometres
Cologne Old Town
Chocolate Museum
Sports and Olympic Museum

Cologne Musical Dome

The Cologne Musical Dome is one of the city’s largest theatres with 1,700 seats. The Musical Dome contributes significantly to the city’s cultural appeal with its top-class and diverse event programme. It has been the temporary home of the Cologne Opera since spring 2012 under the name “Oper am Dom” (Opera at the Cathedral) whilst the opera house undergoes renovation. The Cologne Musical Dome has plenty of treats for its audience and has delivered numerous acclaimed German premieres. It is an eye-catching architectural landmark with its unusual glass and steel design and blue dome-shaped roof. The Musical Dome is situated in the heart of the Old Town, in close proximity to Cologne’s central train station and Rhine promenade.

Distance from the Insel Hotel: 1.6 kilometres
Musical Dome Köln

Claudius Therme

The Claudius Therme, with views of Cologne Cathedral, is one of Europe’s most beautiful thermal baths. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life whilst relaxing and recuperating in tranquillity. A real highlight is the salt water containing salt from the Dead Sea, providing a unique, relaxing and weightless bathing experience with underwater music, as well as light, colour and sound effects. A diverse indoor and outdoor sauna area with a wide variety of infusions is also available for those seeking relaxation. Enjoy high-quality, market-fresh food in the stylish “Eau de Cologne” restaurant. Situated in Cologne’s Rheinpark, the Claudius Therme is the perfect place for rejuvenating your body and soul.

Distance from the Insel Hotel: 1.8 kilometres
Claudius Therme