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Wasserturm Hotel Cologne
Kaygasse 2
50676 Cologne

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+49 221 2008 0

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Urban Discoveries.

The lush green surroundings of our private garden, combined with the breathtaking panoramic view from the rooftop terrace, make it easy to lose yourself in the exceptional vibe of Cologne.

Located on a quiet street, the Wasserturm Hotel Cologne promises restful nights and a relaxing stay. The big city and its highlights are only a few walking minutes away. Our hotel is only five minutes from the Cologne Chocolate Museum and the river Rhine, and 10 minutes from the Koelnmesse exhibition and conference centre. Explore the hot spots from the top of the water tower before diving into the hustle and bustle of the lively city.

Directions to our hotel

By car
Arriving via the A3 motorway, take the exit Köln Deutz and change to the A4 towards Aachen. Take the next exit to Köln Deutz again and cross the bridge. Continue straight after the bridge and go through the underpass. After the traffic light, take the first right after the bus stop. Then turn right again onto Kaygasse. You will not miss the tower there! On-site underground parking is available for € 29.00 per day.

By suburban railway (S-Bahn):
Take line 3, 4, 16 or 18 to the stop “Poststrasse”. From there, it takes only 2 minutes on foot to reach the tower.


  • Cologne central railway station: 1.5 km
  • Cologne Cathedral: 1.5 km
  • Chocolate Museum: 1.2 km
  • German Sports & Olympics Museum: 1.2 km
  • Botanical Garden: 4.2 km
  • Koelnmesse exhibition grounds: 4.3 km
  • Motorway access (A559 to A3 and A4): 2 km
  • Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN): 15 km
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Must-sees in Cologne

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral is the 2nd highest church in Germany. In 1996, the building was declared UNESCO World Heritage. Climb up to the top and enjoy a breathtaking view across the city – you are sure to spot the water tower from there!

Chocolate Museum

Cologne’s most visited museum is only 2 km away from the Wasserturm Hotel Cologne. Discover the city’s sweet side and learn everything there is to know about the history and the production of chocolate. At the end of your visit, you can satisfy your cravings by dipping a waffle into the sweet, sweet chocolate fountain. What a treat!

Hohenzollern Bridge

The 110-year-old bridge was the only bridge in Cologne that withstood the bombings of WWII without any major damage. However, in 1945 the Wehrmacht eventually did blow up the bridge to hinder the Allied Forces from crossing the Rhine. Rebuilt and reopened in 1948, the bridge is now a six-track railway bridge. A special eye-catcher are the love locks hanging everywhere from the bridge railings.

meet & eat at Rudolfplatz

Had a long night, craving some delicious treats to cure the hangover? Make your way to Rudolfplatz! In addition to the organic market on Wednesdays and Thursdays, the meet & eat market with many stalls offering delicious street food specialities is open from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Thursday. Cure your hangover with some sweet and savoury treats and buy some locally sourced goods to take home!

Night lights

Cologne by night is magical. The entire city turns into a sea of lights, a spectacular view you do not want to miss! Rent a bike from Bike Station Cologne and go on a guided tour through the illuminated, nocturnal city. Maybe you will also pass the magical water tower?

Urban beaches

Beach holiday feeling in the middle of the big city? Not a problem in Cologne, where you have a variety of beach clubs to choose from. If you prefer to enjoy the sunshine in more quiet surroundings, we recommend the “Kölsche Riviera” in the district of Rodenkirchen in the south of the city. Quiet bays on the riverside and plenty of traditional floating inns promise a Cologne experience of a different kind.

German Sports & Olympics Museum

The German Sports & Olympics Museum is a vibrant cultural centre for German sports located by the Rhine in a historic customs hall from 1896. With around 2,000 carefully chosen items and installations, the museum sheds light on various aspects of sports. Moreover, the visitors can engage in physical movements at the interactive stations of the museum.


Beer garden, open-air cinema, festivals, flea markets and much more can be found at Odonien. The highlight of the extensive outdoor space is the beer garden with rich plants and bizarre metal sculptures that create an industrial yet inviting ambience that has so far been unmatched in Cologne.

#urban Ehrenfeld

Ehrenfeld is probably the most vibrant and up-and-coming areas of Cologne. Ever since its establishment during the Industrial Revolution, the district has been an innovative hub. The mix between working class, industrial heritage and free spirits still reflects in the area’s urban art today. Go on a guided tour to discover and soak up the colourful ambiance!

Botanical Garden and “Flora”

The Botanical Garden is Cologne’s oldest and therefore most traditional public park. It first opened in the 19th century. Nowadays, it attracts more than a million visitors each year. The Flora at the heart of the park is a historic building dating back to Gründerzeit. Nowadays, it is a popular venue for all sorts of events in Cologne.

Belgian Quarter

The Belgian Quarter underwent a radical transformation over the past centuries. From being a residential area in the 19th century, it slowly but steadily became what is now one of Cologne’s hottest districts. It is a major hotspot for fashion and design, nightlife, street art and galleries. Go on your own adventure or take a guided tour through one of Cologne’s most diverse urban landscapes.


The former harbour is Cologne’s youngest district. It is characterised by distinctive historical warehouses and old cranes, and the new waterfront complex that stretches over 210,000 m². The waterfront district unites a mix of modern residential and office buildings, many cafés, restaurants and galleries. If you are interested in out-of-the-ordinary architecture, you have come to the right place.

The “wrong” side of Cologne

The “Schäl Sick” definitely does not live up to anyone’s expectations of Cologne. One can already tell by the name, which means “wrong side” or “crooked side”, that a rather unusual experience will be awaiting them. Take a tour and explore neighbourhoods characterised by migration and gentrification, some rough yet exciting parts broken up by beautiful green spaces and innovative culinary concepts. Discover the other side of Cologne!