Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Rhein-Erft-Kreis District, DE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $83 per night, and condos and studios are popular options for a stay in Rhein-Erft-Kreis District. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Balancing Cologne and the country in Rhein-Erft-Kreis

The district of Rhein-Erft-Kreis, which encircles happening Cologne, is a prime place to go if you want the joys of the big city while staying in the beautiful Rhineland country. A hop, skip and a jump from the door of Rhein-Erft-Kreis vacation rentals will take you to half-timbered homes and beer bars, the spiked Gothic turrets that mark out Cologne Cathedral and the fairy tale Altstadt area. Meanwhile, sleepy little towns and villages, swathes of pretty woodland, and a smattering of enchanting castles and palaces pepper the region, to the west.

Things to do

Rhein-Erft-Kreis has enough schlosser to go around

Visits to local castles are a great way to enjoy German heritage in Rhein-Erft-Kreis without having to delve into the urban sprawl of Cologne. Pretty Burg Bergerhausen – now a popular filming location and wedding venue – is a good place to start. It rests elegantly on the edge of a lake, ringed by charming parklands and spiked with beautiful baroque towers. Schloss Paffendorf, in Bergheim, is also on the menu. Its Renaissance exterior houses a fine-dining brasserie and sumptuous wine-tasting spaces. Then there are the Augustusburg and Falkenlust palaces, in Bruhl, a UNESCO-tagged display of fountains and carved staircases that encapsulate the rococo style.

Activities

Rhein-Erft-Kreis – a prime base for excursions

Rhein-Erft-Kreis vacation rentals cling to the outskirts of Cologne or pepper smaller towns and villages, like Kerpen and Bergheim, just a little to the west of it. All are within 40 minutes' drive of the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia's largest town. That means you're always within shot of the walking tours that wind through the historic Altstadt district. Some will aim to reveal the long history of the great Cologne Cathedral. Others will spin tales of wars and invasions in the Rhineland. Then there are those that concern themselves with the food of the beer halls, or even the beer itself – it's a real German pastime.

Weather

Timing that Rhein-Erft-Kreis break

If you've opted for Rhein-Erft-Kreis vacation rentals as a way to fuse a sightseeing trip to Cologne with a taste of the gorgeous Rhineland backcountry, then it might be wise to plan your stay for months like June, July and August. They represent the middle of the German summer, bringing regular temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s, along with cloudless skies. Autumn, in September and October, is also beautiful, here – just wait for the district's forests to start changing color.

Natural features

Woods and parks in Rhein-Erft-Kreis

Bounded by the Erft River on one side, and the city of Cologne and the Rhine on the other, Rhein-Erft-Kreis manages to pack in a dashing swathe of quintessential west German countryside. The thick woodlands of the Konigsdorfer Forst cover its heart, a blanket of fir trees and beeches that hide moss-caked undergrowth and hiking paths. In Bruhl, the 18th-century baroque gardens of the Augustusburg Palace offer a medley of hedgerow mazes, tree-lined avenues and manicured gardens, dotted with elegant sculptures.

How many vacation rentals are available around Rhein-Erft-Kreis District, DE?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 586 vacation rentals around Rhein-Erft-Kreis District. From 477 condo and apartment rentals to 476 studio vacation rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Rhein-Erft-Kreis District?

Small and cramped hotel rooms are easy to forget. Living like one of the locals in the central streets of an exciting new destination is most certainly not. Vrbo has 197 city center rental properties available. Alternatively, you might like to try a different sort of vacation setting. Vrbo has a great range of options to choose from, including:

  • 103 town vacation rentals.
  • 42 village vacation rentals.
  • 33 rural vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Rhein-Erft-Kreis District?

If you're keen for some space to spread your things out, relax and maybe even cook up a storm, you're going to love having your very own apartment. Vrbo has 504 for you to select from here. If you get in quickly, you could spend as little as $34 per night. If that doesn't fit with your family's style, we have a range of different property types available, such as:

  • Hotel: 297 vacation homes. Prices start from $40 per night.
  • House: 48 vacation homes. Prices start from $35 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 18 vacation homes. Prices start from $27 per night.

Can I stay in Rhein-Erft-Kreis District in a large group?

Whether you're heading off on a getaway with the whole family or spending a few nights away with your old school crew, it's always loads of fun hanging out in a brand new place together! And the best news is that Vrbo has options that'll suit. The most popular option for big groups here are apartment vacation homes, and we have 80 available. The vacation rentals that are perfect for large numbers in the area include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can sleep 6 vacationers? We have 182 that will fit the bill. The prices start from $67 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your family, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 160 vacation homes that are perfect. You can book one for as little as $67 per night.
  • Searching for places for rent suitable for 7 guests? You'll be pleased to know we have 78 that'll be ideal. You can get one from just $73 per night.

You and your crew will be well catered to when you plan your Rhein-Erft-Kreis District getaway through us!

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