The apartment is located at Heumarket in the midst of the Cologne city center, close to all the major places you want to visit here. Particularly for Carneval this apartment is absolutely a piece of gold since you can admire the hustle and bustle, and glimpses of the Carneval parade. From the kitchen window you have a nice view down the old streets all the way down to the Rhine.
The motto here is: "Be right in the middle of things instead of just watching them happen."
Because the windows are soundproofed pretty well, you can have a peaceful and quiet night - if desired ;-)
The old town, the cathedral and the central railway station are about 5-10 minutes away (by foot), shopping and nightlife are nearby. In approx. 100m you reach the metro station "Heumarkt" and the new station "Rathaus" (city hall). Even the exhibition halls from Cologne trade fair (Köln Messe) are reached in just 2 train stops. You might also walk - it is just across the bridge over the Rhine River. For people arriving by car there is a car parking space right outside the door with a very reasonable price of 12 euros/24 hours.
The apartment is located in an old building which has a famous and old brewery attracting its guests with typical cologne specialties on the ground floor. The smell typical for breweries is what you notice in the stairwell.The apartment is 50 square meters in size, it has a large living room with both a double bed and a sofa bed (optional), a separate kitchen and a separate bathroom with shower.
Couldn't have been more suitable for my purposes and Jana couldn't have been more professional whilst hospitable and personable at the same time. Highly recommend.
Jana was awesome and her place perfect! Location really doesn't get better than this in Cologne. Overlooking the bustling square and in the same building as one of the most famous German restaurants. Double pained windows so when you want to sleep you don't hear the crowds below. Central to everything, clean, very spacious, and Jana was a pleasure to meet and communicate with. She had a beer ready for me in the fridge which was godsend after a long trip and dealing with lost luggage! :) Hope to stay here every year. Thanks Jana! S.
Jana was an awesome host, very friendly and personalised (like staying at a friend's house). Her place is truly the quintessential German experience and you couldn't wish for a more central and perfect location. Open plan and very spacious. Each day I took a morning run along the Rhine (just at the end of the street) or you can dine at any of the many restaurants surrounding you in all directions, or of course take in the shopping just a few short minutes walk away. Easily accessible to public transport and a short walk to the Cathedral too which is a must see. You will be challenged to find a better location and living space for your home away from home in Cologne. I truly recommend Jana as host and her place will be hard to beat for price and location.
Super Host, beste Lage in Köln.. alles wunderbar!
We had a great time in Cologne, great musea, top shops and yummie food.
Jana was very nice and flexible. Our train was delayed and she arranged so she could let us in during her lunch break.
The appartment is big and cosy at the same time. It's located very close to the railway station (hauptbahnhof), the rhine river, the dom and the wonderful museum ludwig.
Only one down side: when we were there, there was a very bad smell in the hallway (all the way up to the appartment). The smell also entered the appartment.
We are a young married couple traveling for a a weekend, and what a great trip! Cologne is a beautiful place, and we were so happily surprised by Jana's apartment. It's unbelievably centrally located, and in a very neat building. The nearest metro stop was within sight of the apartment, which was great since we used it a lot. If you're interested in seeing the Dom, you couldn't get closer. Jana was very flexible in the check-in and check-out process, and she gave us lots of great information for where to go for nightlife, and how to get around. We went to a jazz bar she recommended, and it was one of the highlights of the trip! I highly recommend this apartment.
Excellent location if you would like to tour Cologne. Long climb up the stairs is a challenge with big luggage, but our host was gracious and very helpful. Close proximity to light rail and convention center, and nightlife was unbeatable.! Thanks Jana!