Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Old Town

Enjoy the area's cathedral, museums and history and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Old Town. Well known for its shopping, cafés and riverfront, this romantic city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Romano-Germanic Museum. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Old Town

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Old Town has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Claudius Therme (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Cologne Cable Car (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Odysseum (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Cologne Zoo (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • MMC Studios (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Aqualand Freizeitbad am Fuhlinger See (6.6 mi / 10.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Old Town

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Old Town is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Stadtgarten (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Volksgarten (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Flora Cologne (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Forstbotanischer Garten Koln (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Flittarder Rheinaue (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Japanischer Garten (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Old Town

The nearest airport is in Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn), located 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), which is 24.9 mi (40.1 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Cologne Central Station. You can see more of Old Town by jumping on the metro at Heumarkt U-Bahn, Neumarkt U-Bahn or Poststrasse U-Bahn.

Where to stay around Altstadt, Cologne?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 51 vacation rentals near Altstadt. From 46 condo and apartment rentals to 46 studio vacation rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Altstadt for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Altstadt?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Altstadt:

  • Düsseldorf-Eller: 32 vacation rentals
  • Rodenkirchen District: 31 vacation rentals
  • Nippes: 43 vacation rentals
  • Düsseldorf-Bilk: 49 vacation rentals
  • Deutz: 83 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Altstadt?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Altstadt. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cologne Cathedral: 663 vacation rentals
  • House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany: 643 vacation rentals
  • Cologne (QKU-Cologne Messe-Deutz Train Station): 668 vacation rentals
  • Colonius: 678 vacation rentals
  • Castle Mickeln: 780 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Altstadt listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Altstadt?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 46 Condos/Apartments in Altstadt. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Altstadt include:

  • Studios: 46 rentals available
  • Hotels: 5 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Altstadt?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Altstadt. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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