Sandwiched between Cologne’s old town
and the arty Belgian Quarter, Ruby Ella makes a great base for both first-timers and frequent visitors.
If it’s classic Cologne you’re after, the Altstadt is two tram stops away, where you’ll find the iconic Kölner Dom, along with museums and galleries, including Museum Ludwig with its impressive collection of modern art.
If shopping’s more your style, Schildergasse
is a two-stop hop on the tram, and you’ll find everything from historic arcades to ultramodern malls for some serious retail therapy.
When it’s time for a breather, hit the Belgian Quarter for the city’s best coffee or make a beeline for a Brauhaus, where Kölsch, the local tipple, is served up by the stein.
Come dinner time, everything from street food to Michelin stars are a short walk or tram ride away. And afterwards, the friendly pubs, clubs and cocktail bars of Friesenplatz, Ehrenfeld
and Hohenzollernring are within easy reach of your room.