EXCELSIOR HOTEL ERNST is located directly opposite Cologne Cathedral and a 2-minute walk from Cologne Main Station. It offers award-winning cuisine and elegant rooms with a free minibar.

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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.

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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 colours, 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.

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Excelsior Hotel Ernst is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Cologne, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Excelsior Hotel Ernst offer a flat screen TV providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Room service and a concierge are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A fitness center and a lounge will also help to make your stay even more special.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Cologne, Excelsior Hotel Ernst is located a short distance from Cologne Central Station (0.1 mi) and Praetorium (0.2 mi).

Travellers looking to enjoy some lobster can head to Hanse-Stube or taku. Otherwise, you may want to check out a French restaurant such as Le Moissonnier, Hommage, or Hanse-Stube.

Cologne is also known for some great history museums, including Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum) and Kölner Karnevalsmuseum, which are not too far from Excelsior Hotel Ernst.

Enjoy your stay in Cologne!

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

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Let us invite you to relax and to enjoy yourself at the elegant Piano Bar.


The two restaurants taku and Hanse Stube promise culinary magic moments. Seasonal culinary highlights combined with traditional service and exquisite cuisine await you throughout the entire year!
  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst Superior Room

    The Superior Rooms are designed more spaciously and individually than the single rooms. A cozy sitting area in warm and harmonic colors as well as an antique desk reflect discreet luxury. The large marble baths complete the exclusive ambiance. Optionally bookable with twin or double bed. All Double Rooms Superior have an average size of 30 sqm.



Facilities on offer include a gym, sauna and steam room as well as in-room massages and treatments available from a local spa partner. Guests can also access free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception and room service, as well as a wedding planning service.


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