The central yet quiet location of our hotel in a side street in the Deutz district of Cologne is an ideal starting point for trade fair visitors, business people and tourists. The exhibition centre, the Lanxess Arena and Cologne’s Old Town are conveniently located within walking distance. In the immediate vicinity, you will find typical Cologne pubs (such as the Lommerzheim), international restaurants and many excellent shopping opportunities.


Germany’s media capital attracts two million tourists a year.
With its 2,000-year history, numerous trade fairs and diverse cultural offerings, Cologne is an experience not to be missed!
Experience a weekend in Cologne with its cultural offerings and historical sights. We would be happy to inform you about our individual weekend offers. We will inform you about prices and events by phone or email at info[at]hotel-pilar.de.

Musical Dome Cologne

The Musical Dome is located between Breslauer Platz and the banks of the Rhine, right next to Cologne Central Station. The blue dome-shaped roof, which is illuminated at night, can already be seen clearly from afar. More information

Romano-Germanic Museum

The Romano-Germanic Museum is not only an archaeological museum, but also the department for the protection of archaeological monuments of the Cologne city district. More information

Cologne Zoological Garden

The Cologne Zoological Garden is one of the most popular destinations for excursions in Cologne. It was founded in 1860 and is one of the five most visited zoos in Germany. More information

Cologne Marathon

The Cologne Marathon has taken place since 1997. It is the fifth largest marathon in Germany, part of which follows a star-shaped course along the banks of the Rhine through the city centre. More information


Koelnmesse is an organisation that organises around 80 trade fairs, exhibitions and guest events every year. Every year, 2,000 conferences and other events take place in Koelnmesse’s convention centres. More information

Historic Old Town

Cologne’s Old Town captivates with its historical charm. Small, quaint lanes entice visitors with their traditional old houses. Not only do the pubs invite you to bathe in the sun, but you also have an excellent view of the ships on the Rhine promenade. More information

Cologne Cathedral

The Cologne Cathedral is the landmark of the city. It attracts tourists and the people of Cologne themselves on a daily basis. With its height of 157.38 metres, it can be seen from a great distance and offers visitors an overwhelming view of Cologne. More information

Cologne Carnival

The Cologne Carnival is one of the biggest events in Cologne. The Rhine’s folk festival is one of the largest and best-known carnival festivals in the world. The true citizens of Cologne do not say Karneval (carnival) but “Fastelovend” or “Fasteleer” (Cologne carnival). More information

Cologne Lights

The Cologne Lights (music and fireworks event) have been held annually since 2001 and offer viewers the largest fireworks show set to music in Europe. More information

Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate Museum is a wonderful experience for young and old. The museum lovingly explains not only the history of chocolate, but also chocolate production today. More information

Lanxess Arena

The Lanxess Arena (formerly Kölnarena) is located in the Deutz district. The multi-purpose hall with an area of 83,700 square meters is mainly used for events such as concerts, conferences and conventions. More information

Cologne Tanzbrunnen

The Tanzbrunnen is regarded as the stage of Cologne, where not only shows, theatre and concerts are performed, but also the traditional fish market takes place. More information

Our location

Local destinations

  • 2 minutes on foot to Köln Messe/Deutz station and the underground railway station
  • 5 minutes to Koelnmesse
  • 15 minutes’ walk to Cologne’s Old Town
  • 10 minutes by car to Cologne Bonn Airport

Parking spaces

If you arrive by car, please use the following parking spaces in the surrounding area: