Stern am Rathaus

Important information concerning Covid 19:



Starting on May 31st we will be able to welcome tourist travelers once again.

To stay with us you will need a negative Covid test result or proof of vaccination.


During your stay:


Current information about shops, restaurants and major sights can be found here or on the site of the Cologne tourist board! 


Is there any breakfast?


Our breakfast buffet is available with the usual precaution measures (wearing a mask at the buffet, social distancing, disinfection).


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, should a stay not be possible because of local regulations we will waive the cancellation fee!


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.