You get free travel on all public transportation and up to 50% off at restaurants and cultural attractions.
The flyer has been updated in 2022:
The rent is currently 8.65 euros per day if you reserve it for the entire stay. (The price for a singel day is €9.)
Since December 1st 2014 the City of Cologne raises a new so called “Kulturförderabgabe” (“culture tax”). We have to add 5% to the price for lodging as this tax. Those who travel for work or business reasons do not need to pay this tax, if they hand out all the necessary documents at check-in. Please understand that we have to collect the tax anyway if the documents are not complete or have faults. These are the requirements:
This is the address for complaints about this procedure related to the City of Cologene:
Amt für Anregungen und Beschwerden
Am 31.05.2019 haben wir unsere Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen entsprechend den Empfehlungen des Deutschen Hotelverbandes aktualisiert.
Die aktuellen AGB finden Sie hier: AGB
The Freifunk-WiFI-Hotspot has proven itself as quite reliable in our house since summer 2015. It offers free WiFi-Internet via the Freifunk-network. The availability of this non-commercial service can not be guaranteed. But this hotspot has also the advantage that no login is necessary.
As before, you may also buy tickets for the well-tried Hotsplots Internet-access, which offers a big bandwidth.
From the 1st of December 2014 we must, just like all other hotels and guest houses, charge the so-called “culture tax” to our overnight guests on top of the room price itself. There is an exception for those guests who are staying in Cologne on a “compulsorily” basis, i.e. for work or business.
The cultural tax fee amounts to 5 percent of your accommodation costs, i.e. to be placed on top of the gross accommodation sale. It is the hotelier’s responsibility to collect the amount from the guest. Those who are staying on a “compulsory basis”, for work purposes, must fill out a corresponding form for “dependent employees” or for “businesspeople and the self-employed”. They shall, in addition to their personal data, also indicate their identification or passport number as well as their tax identification number, if they are self-employed. Employees must attach a signed statement from their employer to the form. If we do not receive all the required documentation we will have no choice but to add the culture promotion tax to the guest’s bill.
Guest staying in Cologne for work or business should therefore arrive at the hotel prepared:
We shall then keep the relevant form at hand for you. It is, however, advisable to download the form before your trip and have it filled out upon arrival. You can find the form ready for download on the following page of the Cologne City website:
Please note this procedure applies to all guests, regardless of whether they stay in a single room or double room. Should the employer statement not include, for example, the accompanying wife of the guest, the fee is thereby levied in proportion!