General information about Cologne
You are planning a trip to Cologne?
We are looking forward to may welcome you in our house.
To be well prepared for your stay in our City, please check the following information:
1.) Pollution Badge
Since January 2008 some of Colognes districts are located in an “Enviromental zone”. Our hotel is centrally situated in such a special area. Thus it is important to get a pollution Badge prior to arrival, to pass such a zone legally. Otherwise the police is allowed to press charges in variable amounts, if they pull you over.
For further information how to get this badge and other details, please follow this link (and change the language to English):
2.) City Culture Tax
There will be a new Article by law regarding the City Culture Tax becomes effective from 1st December 2014. If you cannot verify that you are travelling on behalf of Business an additional tax has to be paid. This will be 5% of the Logis Price. To avoid this amount please fill out one of the following documents:
(We are sorry that the Sheets are not translated into English but the City of Cologne claims that the official language is German)
Amtlicher Vordruck für abhängig Beschäftigte
Amtlicher Vordruck für Gewerbetreibende und Freiberufler
3.) Local public transport
Cologne’s traffic connection is very good. If you want to go by bus, taxi or train – all of these public transports are reachable. Our hotel is located next to the train stop “Rudolfplatz”.
Please follow this link and get further information about Cologne’s traffic connection :