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COLOGNE, GERMANY: Köln Deutz has undergone an exciting transformation over the past few years and with summer upon us and the brand-new Adina Hotel Cologne opening its doors later this month, there's never been a better time to play and stay in the North Rhine Westphalia.
1. Cold Kölsch and Home-Style Cooking
In the middle of Cologne Deutz, you’ll probably find the most traditional of all Cologne's beer gardens - the Lommi Tavern. Whilst it's not the prettiest building in the neighbourhood, this is the spot where the Kölsch is cold and the plates are full of hearty home cooking. If you're hungry, try the huge chops with braised onions and fried potatoes.
2. Summery Cakes That Simply Makes You Smile
This place is difficult to describe in words and visitors often say you have to experience Villa Mathildefor yourself to fully understand, but we'll give it our best shot. Picture a homely living room that instantly makes you feel like you're in the home of good friends. Then take it up a notch with the most incredible selection of cakes that make your mouth water. Put all of these ingredients together and you've got a recipe for a great day out.
Insider tip: Don't miss their delicious cheesecakes. You can thank us later.
3. Pleasure For All Your Senses
From the viewing platform at the very top of Köln Triangle you'll not only hear the muffled sounds of the Rhine metropolis, you will also feel the wind in your hair as you take in breathtaking view of the city. Köln Triangle gives visitors completely new perspectives of the Rhine and the cathedral, right in the middle of Köln-Deutz. And best of all, it changes with the seasons, so the view you'll get right now in summer has a completely different mood to the winter months.
4. Linger Longer on the Rheinboulevard
As one of eight award-winning buildings in Cologne, the Rhine Boulevard has been described as trend-setting by city architects. The grand staircases invite you to linger in the warm of the summer sun and enjoy the most beautiful panorama of the old town. Regardless of the season, this spot is a highlight and popular with Cologners and tourists from all walks of life. And, if you return again in spring, you'll be able to enjoy a cool local beer in the seasonal beer garden that springs up.
5. Hover Over the Rhine in the Cologne Cable Car
Did you know it takes just six minutes to cross the Rhine on a gondola ride? And, when you travel by cable car, you'll be treated to a bird's eye views and enchanting panoramic views that shine in the summer sun. Cologne's cable cars are open from April to October and, if you're in town outside of those times, it's just as enjoyable to stroll across the bridge. Or, simply stay on the right side of the Rhine and discover all this side of the city has to offer.
The 171-room new-build Adina Cologne Hotel features spacious studios and apartment-style rooms features stylish design and all the amenities needed to turn a hotel into a home away from home. Located on the banks of the Rhine River in the middle of the ultra-modern MesseCity, the hotel is close to the Cologne Trade Fair entrance and the long-distance train station Messe/Deutz. It's perfect for leisure, pleasure or business, so if you're heading to Cologne, be sure to book your stay with us. Katharina and her team are waiting to welcome you.
Peace of mind when you stay with us: Introducing Clean Touch. *Activities listed may be subject to Covid restrictions.