About Excelsior Hotel Ernst
Many hotels claim to be in the heart of a city, but in the case of Cologne’s Excelsior Hotel Ernst, it’s truly the case. The property sits opposite the Cologne Cathedral, a stunning Gothic extravaganza and world heritage landmark that took some 600 years to build.
Opened in 1863, the hotel has a long history as the city’s most luxurious hotel. The city’s best shopping is within walking distance and the fairgrounds are just across the Rhine river.
Suites, each uniquely decorated with rich fabrics and vibrant colors, overlook the Cathedral.
Taku, the Asian-restaurant, recently awarded “best international restaurant in Germany”, makes an ideal dining experience for business or leisure and draws guests and locals alike, while Hanse Stube, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, offers contemporary French cuisine at its best.
2-Nts Excelsior Hotel Ernst
December dates from £269pp
Cologne Christmas Market
Advent is the time for Christmas markets, and Cologne is no exception. From 26 November to 23 December 2019, the magic of Christmas will be felt throughout the festively decorated city. The aroma of baked apples, cinnamon biscuits and mulled wine will waft through the alleys, and many differently themed Christmas markets will invite people to stroll, shop and explore.
The larger Christmas markets are held in downtown Cologne, but Cologne’s smaller Christmas markets also have plenty to offer.
Cologne’s Christmas markets attract millions of visitors from all over the world every year. You too can savour the unique atmosphere of this metropolis on the Rhine at this special time of year. You’re sure to be enchanted!
Christmas Market Opening Date: 26th Nov – 23rd Dec