Location & surroundings

StaR is located in the very heart of the oldtown (Altstadt) near the cityhall, yet in a quiet side street with no through traffic;


the main station is just one subway stop or 5 walking minutes away;


Within 10-15 minutes walking distance from „StaR“ you will find:

  • 8 of the 11 big romanesque churches
  • 13 of the16 biggest museums of Cologne
  • 25 of the top 30  city attractions voted by tripadvisor users
Cologne Cathedral / Treasure Chamber
Museum Ludwig and Philharmonics
Romano-Germanic Museum
Hohe Straße und Schildergasse
Old town and Rhine
Hostorical Townhall
Groß St. Martin
Museum Wallraff-Richartz
Cologne Fair
Central Station

right in the middle!

1 Cologne Cathedral / Treasure Chamber 2 Musicaldome 3 Museum Ludwig / Philharmonie 4 Romano-Germanic Museum 5 Hohe Straße / Schildergasse 6 Old town and Rhine 7 Historical Town Hall 8 Groß St. Martin 9 Museum Wallraf-Richartz 10 Cologne Fair 11 Central station

by the way...

Cologne central station is just one subway stop or 5 minutes walking distance from our hotel.

Just nearby you will find:

  • the most important sites of the city, like Cologne cathedral and treasury
  • most of the world famous museums (Museum Ludwig, Wallraf-Richartz, Roman-Germanic museum, chocolate museum, Kolumba...)
  • historic buildings like the cityhall, Gürzenich or big romanesque churches (Groß St. Martin...)
  • Musical Dome, Opera house and Cologne Philharmonie
  • the picturesque oldtown with little streets and alleys and of course many bars and restaurants as well as breweries along the Rhine riverbank
  • the biggest pedestrian zone in Hohe Straße and Schildergasse, Breite Straße and Ehrenstrasse with many shopping opportunities.


Public transport – the subway stop is located just around the corner, main station only a few minutes walking distance.

However, due to our central location you can easily explore most sites by foot.


The trade fair grounds "Koelnmesse" can be reached in less than 2 minutes from the nearby main station.