Exploring Cologne - Bonn Airport (CGN)
Serving both the cities of Cologne and Bonn, Cologne-Bonn International Airport (CGN) is vast, with a façade that looms almost like the side of a ship. Inside you'll find plenty of places to while away your waiting time, from high end designer stores to tempting eateries, not to mention a laid back piano bar. Fun fact: the airport is even home to space agencies, and has astronaut training facilities on site.
Accommodations in Cologne - Bonn Airport (CGN)
You’ll find plenty of hotels near Cologne-Bonn Airport to relax and unwind in after a long, tiring flight. Most of the nearby hotels boast smart 3-star accommodation, providing in-house dining, stylish bar lounges, and spacious guestrooms, all at an affordable price. For something more luxurious, there are a few 5-star hotels dotted around, offering sublime spa services and views across the Rhine River. Recommended cheap accommodations are ibis Köln Airport and Leonardo Hotel Köln Bonn Airport.
Sightseeing in Cologne
While there are hotels right next to the airport, the city of Cologne is only around 15 kilometers away and is the natural place to stay for anyone seeking captivating culture and heritage. Stay in the center for instant access to the Cologne Cathedral, medieval city walls, Chocolate Museum, and Cologne Zoo. If you’re after high culture but prefer a smaller urban setting, stay in the riverside city of Bonn - one of Germany’s oldest cities - which rests around 16 kilometers southwest of the airport.
Transportation in Cologne - Bonn Airport (CGN)
As one of Germany’s largest travel hubs, Cologne-Bonn Airport serves year-round flights to and from dozens of top European destinations, such as London, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Istanbul. Once you're here, head to the sleek Intercity-Express train station and relax as you’re whizzed along this modern high speed service to central Cologne. If you’d prefer your own car, take advantage of the onsite rental services and you'll be away in no time.