Cologne enjoys a rich history, being founded in 38BC by the Romans and still boasting many historical landmarks, including the Cologne Cathedral, University of Cologne and a number of Roman era archaeological sites. With over thirty museums around the city it is often the case that a Cologne hotel has a museum very close by, something visitors to the German city find to be a real bonus. As well as having museums close by the hotels in Cologne enjoy the benefits of an excellent public railway system, called the U-Bahn, which ensures any attraction in the city of Cologne is never too far away. Not to be overlooked either is the beautiful River Rhine, with some frankly breathtaking views available of it at some of the most grand and exclusive Cologne hotels.
Cologne is considered both the economic and cultural capital of the Rhineland, a status which ensures visitors to the city are always entertained. Events such as the Cologne Carnival and Cologne Comedy Festival being just two of the many on offer. The business hotels in Cologne are always popular since the city also hosts a large number of trade fairs, exhibitions and events, with visitors coming to Cologne from Europe and beyond. The many Cologne hotels are also used extensively by visitors to the many large corporations which have their headquarters in the city. These include such well known names as Toyota and Lufthansa.