Stern am Rathaus

Important information concerning Covid 19:

Our hotel is open for business travelers only at the moment.

As a small property we can guarantee all sanitary and hygiene measures are in place to ensure a safe and comfortable stay.

Our front desk times are limited, please inform us about your planned arrival time, check in is still possible 24/7!

Guests from foreign high risk areas will need a negative Covid test result.


During your stay:

Churches, museums, closed for visitors, or can only be visited with appointmnent. Restaurants will only offer To go service at the moment.

Shops will be closed.


Is there any breakfast?

We offer a combination of buffet and a la carte breakfast,

so you can choose if you prefer to book rates with or without breakfast.


You are welcome to book a future stay, as we understand the uncertainty of travel arrangements, we have special cancellation policies in place that ensure flexible changes or cancellations!

The best and cheapest way to book our rooms is right through our website!


Stern am Rathaus is a small BoutiqueHotel with just 9 rooms.


Our guests voted us into the top rated group of hotels in Cologne on several review sites like tripadvisor, trivago or


The New York Times recommends Stern am Rathaus in its popular travel column "36 hours in..." for a stay in Cologne.


Please be aware that our house (3 floors)  does not have an elevator, we will gladly assist our guests with their luggage. Please let us know when booking, if you prefer a lower floor room!


This is what our past guests especially loved about their stay:

  • central, yet quiet location
  • hospitality and friendliness of staff
  • personal and individual service
  • great breakfast with homemade and local produce
  • easy to reach on foot (just 5 minutes from the main station) or by public transport
  • walking distance to major sights (cathedral, riverbank, oldtown, museums, restaurants and pedestrian zone with major shopping area
  • recently renovated and well equipped modern rooms.