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Your Private Residence in Köln / Cologne, District Ehrenfeld

Our apartments offer you convenience, privacy and the opportunity for an extended stay. Ideal for the individual, family or small group, may serve as a vacation rental. Our fully equipped and furnished apartments are ideally located to easily access the Exhibition or take care of business, set up to  provide for a cozy family atmosphere, host weddings or host relatives and friends. Centrally located and near institutions of higher learning thus ideal for students as wells as educators.

Whether travelling around the charming Rhineland and visiting its many cities as a tourist, or a professional on an extended business trip, these accommodations are situated in one of the most popular and liveliest parts of Cologne, in close proximity to the famous Helios tower, in the heart of Ehrenfeld district and serve as an ideal starting point to reach a great number of sites, pubs and other destinations. Furthermore, the metro is literally a 100 meters away from this cozy residence located on a very quiet and tranquil side street. Welcome home on the Marienstrasse with Tina and Dirk as your gracious hosts.

We offer two units which can host up to 3 or up to 6 guests in the larger unit or may be booked to serve 9 guests

You will find all this information (and more…) in our » apartment-magazine (download PDF).

Ground floor Unit (EG) “Garden”

The self-contained “Garden” unit on the ground floor a typical Cologne, Ehrenfeld house offers ample space for up to 3 guests.

A small hallway leads to the living room, bedroom and bathroom as well as the kitchen area which has a small breakfast nook. This bright and cozy 30 square meter apartment has a modern set up and furniture. A set of clean sheets, pillow covers, linens and towels will be available upon your arrival and your freshly made sleeping quarters await a comfortable and good night’s rest.

The “Maxi bar | Mini Kiosk” caters to your every whim, from sweets, magazines, books and newspapers, a stereo system, TV and WiFi as well as a wide range of information about the city of Cologne. This ground floor unit gives you direct access to a community garden, shared only by the tenants of the 3 available units where you can enjoy a peaceful breakfast.

Rooftop Unit (DG) “Helios”

The “Helios” unit is a self-contained rooftop unit that comfortably houses up to 6 guests.

The living quarters, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen with breakfast nook are situated on one floor. The brightly lit unit and its friendly atmosphere offer 75 square meters of space with modern furnishings. An extra set of clean sheets will be available upon your arrival in addition to your freshly made sleeping quarters to.

Please take notice of group regulations for single night bookings.

The “Maxi bar | Mini Kiosk” caters to your every whim, from sweets, magazines, books and newspapers, a stereo system, TV and WiFi as well as a wide range of information about the city of Cologne.

The space and set up

Ground floor Unit (EG) “Garden”

Living/Bedroom

The 16 square meter living room and bedroom is furnished with a bed (100cm x 200 cm) and a sofa bed (150 cm x 200 cm)

Kitchen

This complete 8 square meter kitchen with a separate breakfast nook as well as an induction stove, microwave oven and Pad-Coffee machine caters to every culinary need.

Bath

Complete bathroom with sink, shower and WC.

Rooftop Unit (DG) “Helios”

Living room and bedroom

27 m² living room is furnished with twin/queen size bed (180 cm x 200 cm) and two sofa beds (100 cm x 200 cm) for the extra guests. In addition, a smart TV with online surf capabilities will ensure to keep you up-to-date with news and entertainment.

Bedroom

The large 15 m² bedroom is set up with a twin/queen size bed (160 cm x 200 cm). Includes a TV set.

Kitchen

Complete 13 m² kitchen with breakfast nook, oven, induction stove, dishwasher, and commonly used kitchen appliances. In addition, a small TV set, a Pad coffee machine and an additional standard coffee machine are also available.

Bath

The bath is 9 m², complete with shower, sink and WC

Garden

The garden is available to all tenants of the 3 unit multiplex.

General Information

Apartment “Garden” and “Helios”

Within close proximity you will find supermarkets and bakeries, as well as Italian, Chinese, Turkish and Persian local grocery stores in addition to local pubs and other retailers.

Breakfast, Maxi Bar | Mini Kiosk

A selection of cold cuts and cheese as well as wonderful German breads and jams may be provided for small fee of 5€ per guest should you wish to have  breakfast in the comfort of your residence.

Furthermore, the Ehrenfeld area in Cologne offers a large selection and variety of coffee shops, bakeries and locals to have breakfast. For further detailed information please refer to our site: www.apartment-koeln-ehrenfeld.de .

The “Maxi Bar | Mini Kiosk” is stocked with ready- made dishes (good quality TV dinners), pizzas as well as other small delicacies and are made available at original cost. In addition, it is supplied with snacks, chocolates and other delicious and savory nibbles.

Garden/Yard Regulations

The kitchen in the ground floor unit has easy access to a small terrace to relax on. The shared garden may be used by other tenants of this multi-plex.

Smoking is prohibited indoors, however allowed in the garden area with consideration to other guests. The general house regulation and quiet times apply to the garden area as well.

Towels and Linens

A set of linens, towels and bed ware will be available for each guest upon arrival. Guest staying more than three evenings will be provided with an additional bath towel.

Due to ecological reasons a fee of 50 € is charged at the time of booking for a party of 5 guests or more for a one night booking.

As we ourselves enjoy city breaks/city hopping, our vacation rental is ideally situated for short term stays. We recommend bringing your own sleeping bags, blankets and pillows to avoid the aforementioned ecological charge. The beds will nevertheless be covered with fresh bed sheets and ready upon your arrival.

TV and internet

The apartments are set up with TV and radio in nearly every room. The rooftop unit ‚Helios‘ is equipped with an internet capable Smart-TV.

Both units have WLAN/WIFI available free of charge.

Cleanliness

We kindly ask you to return the unit to the same condition it was received upon your arrival.

An additional cleaning fee can be imposed and deducted from the security deposit in case of disorderliness.

Dishes and utensils must be washed and placed in respective spaces; in addition, the sink, stove and oven must also be cleaned upon check-out.

Please remove leftovers from the refrigerator and empty garbage into appropriated bins. Gray bin for waste, blue bin for paper and green bin for recyclables, all located in the courtyard.

Recyclable glass – except glass from the in-house mini bar, should be returned or disposed of in designated recycle bins (located on Subbelrather Street, Lessing Street and Venloer/Alpener Street).

Please arrange furniture such that it is in its original state, close all windows and turn down the heater.

Please do not move or switch any items between units should you reserve both.

Pets

Pets are only allowed with the host permission and only in the ground floor unit. An additional cleaning fee of 20 € will be charged. Dogs must be led on a leash in the common areas and the multi-plex’s hallways. Pets may be allowed onto the garden area with the hosts‘ permission. Attack dogs are strictly prohibited. Pets are not allowed inside the rooftop unit.

Washing Machine, Dryer and other Appliances

Whether on holidays or as long-term guests, you are more than welcome to use the washing machine, dryer, irons or any other household appliances. We will try to accommodate any special requests you may have.

Pricing and Booking

The following prices may vary depending on season. On exhibition or event dates additional tariffs may apply. For extended and multiple bookings we kindly offer suitable rates in this regard.

Ground Floor Unit “Garden”

Daily Rate, 1 Guest: 60 €
2 Guests: 80 €
3 Guests (optional): 100 €

Cleaning fee for pets: 20 €

Rooftop Unit “Helios”

Daily Rate, 1 Guest: 60 €
2 – 6 Guests (additional), 30 €/ Guest

Short-Booking – 5 Guests or More

Due to ecological reasons a fee of 50 € is charged at the time of booking for a party of 5 guests or more for a one night booking.

As we ourselves enjoy city breaks, our vacation rental is ideally situated for short term stays. We recommend bringing your own sleeping bags, blankets and pillows to avoid the aforementioned eco charge.  The beds will nevertheless be covered with fresh bed sheets and ready upon your arrival.

Ground floor + Rooftop Unit
(7 – 9 Guests)

Both units must be booked for a party of 7 or more guests. Total rates apply.

Weekly and monthly rates available upon request.

Weekly and monthly rates available upon request.

Children

Children under 4 years of age are free of charge if you do not need an extra bed, linen or towels.

Deposit

Upon arrival, a cash deposit of 50 euro will be charged for a set of keys and the cleaning fee. Upon departure the deposit will be returned in cash.

Additional guest(s)

In exceptional cases and by request we can provide air mattresses or folding beds for additional guests. Simply ask us.

Availability / Calendar

For availability please visit our website: www.apartment-koeln-ehrenfeld.de/?page_id=102. We will do our best to keep the availability calendar up-to-date. For binding bookings please contact us directly.

You will find a separate calendar for apartments on the Ground floor/Garden and Rooftop Unit as well as a combined calendar in order to book both units.

Booking

Booking Request(s)

To request a booking please provide your full name, address, number of guests, arrival date and departure date. Request(s) may be made via email or telephone.

Booking information

Should the apartment be available, you will receive the booking information. This information includes the pricing and other booking arrangements, as well as payment transfer and bank details.

Advance Payment and Temporary Booking

Temporary booking– may be cancelled free of charge up to a certain date – we would appreciate a quick response and confirmation. To finalize a booking, a 50% advance payment of the rental price is necessary. Payment must be made within 3 days of receiving the booking information.

Confirmation

Upon receipt of the payment you will receive your booking confirmation with instructions on where to pick up the key.

Payment

A deposit of 50% of the rental price is payable in advance via bank transfer. The balance and the security deposit must be in cash and will be collected upon arrival at which time you will receive the keys to your unit. We do not accept Euro or Credit Cards.

We most certainly can invoice you in your or your company’s name.  All charges are VAT exempt (Value Added TAX) in accordance with § 19 para. 1, UStG.

The deposit is reimbursed upon completion of your stay and once keys are returned.

Cancellation

Ground Floor Unit “Garden”

Cancellation less than three weeks prior to arrival   50% of Rental Fee

Cancellation less than one week prior to arrival       100% of Rental Fee

Rooftop Unit “Helios”

Cancellation less than three month prior to arrival  50% of Rental Fee

Cancellation less than one month prior to arrival     100% of Rental Fee

Should you need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to offer different dates and accommodate you in any way in order to possibly reimburse the difference between the cancellation charge and rebooking.

In case of online booking please refer to cancellation policy of these online portal.

We reserve the right to refuse your booking.

Check-In / Check-Out

We will do our best to accommodate you with flexible arrival and departure times. If you decide to check-in earlier in the day or later in the evening, we can certainly try to accommodate a flexible check-in time.

As we do not have a reception area, kindly inform us of your arrival time three days prior to the arrival date. You are welcome to reach us via E-mail, phone or SMS.

We will hand over the keys on-site, please ring the doorbell panel labeled “Anreise Apartment”.

Check-In Times

Ground Floor Unit “Garden” at 2 PM.

Rooftop Unit “Helios” at 4 PM.

Check-Out Times

Check-out time is at 11 am. Please inform us of your departure time upon arrival or 24 hours prior to departure.

A later check-out time can be arranged with prior notice if the unit is still available.

Location

Ehrenfeld – Marienstrasse

Our units are located in the lively Cologne- Ehrenfeld district. In-bound and out-bound public transportation is readily available. It is situated northwest of Cologne’s City-Center, an old, working class neighborhood, marked by architecturally unique and heritage-protected apartment buildings. The diverse industrial and cultural heritage has transformed the ‚Veedel‘ quarters along the Venloer Str. into a culturally diverse as well as trendy and artistic neighborhood.

The apartment is located on a quiet street in the district of Ehrenfeld. This area is famous for its nightlife with countless clubs within walking distance. There is a lot to discover in the immediate vicinity such as authentic international restaurants, friendly pubs and bars, clubs and lounges for dancing, theaters, cinemas and various other venues.

In addition and in the immediate vicinity, you will find shops to cater your daily needs such as bakeries within 100 meters of the apartment. And if still not enough variety, you can reach the inner city of Cologne on the subway and trains in a few minutes. For more information, links and schedules please refer to our website.

Public transport

Coin operated ticket dispensers are available at all Underground and S-train public transport stations as well as inside the trains and buses. Discounted tickets may be purchased at various KVB (Cologne Transport Network) customer service centers, i.e. near Venloer Str. / Corner of Ehrenfeld station.

Metro 3 / 4, Leyendeckerstr.

Station „Leyendeckerstr“ is within a short walking distance with line 3 (Cologne Mengenich – Cologne Thielenbruch) and line 4 (Leverkusen Schlebusch – Cologne Bocklemünd). Both lines connecting Cologne Ehrenfeld- daytime hours, every 5 minutes to downtown (Friesen Platz / Cologne Rings, Neumarkt) and Deutz (Lanxess Arena, Cologne Trade Fair). On weekends and excluding holidays, most lines are available around the clock and will be running the eve and the morning of holidays.

For current timetables for the station “Leyendeckerstr.” refer to www.kvb-koeln.de. For information about tickets and prices refer to www.kvb-koeln.de/german/tarif/index.html.

Metro 5 / 13, Subbelrather Str., Venloerstr. / Gürtel

Within a 10 minute walking distance you will reach the city railway station “Subbelrather Str. / Gürtel“ with line 5 and 13 (Dom / Central Station, Butzweilerhof / Coloneum / MMC Studios) or directly at the Railway Station and City Railway Station (trams) „Venloerstr. / Gürtel“ line 13 (University Hospital).

Railway Station Köln-Ehrenfeld

You can reach the Central Railway Station within 6 minutes departing from the Cologne-Ehrenfeld Railway Station, in 10 minutes you will reach the Cologne Trade Fair and in 20 minutes the Cologne Bonn Airport. The Ehrenfeld station connects you directly to Troisdorf, Siegburg or Aachen. From the west exit of the platform (Venloerstr.) you come out onto Schönsteinstr. and then directly left is the Marienstr..

Bus

Various bus routes (139, 140, 141, 142, 143) are within a short walk.

Car / Bike Sharing

Numerous car-sharing stations from different vendors (Cambio Carsharing – www.cambio-carsharing.de, Flinkster – www.flinkster.de) as well as (DriveNow – www.drive-now.com, Car2Go – www.car2go.com/de/kolen/) are available nearby. Bike rentals are also available through Call-a-Bike – www.callabike.de .

Arrival and departure

Arrival by car

Parking is possible on Marienstr. and surrounding side streets free of charge and a resident parking permit is not required. However, parking could be difficult in the afternoon or evening. A resident parking permit must be obtained in order to park on Venloerstr. A public parking garage is within walking distance of our apartment, located on the Herbrand Street (Cinenova Cinema, behind the Town Hall District).

Information about traffic conditions, as well as major events, fairs and construction sites can be found on the „traffic calendars“ of Cologne www.stadt-koeln.de / …. More current traffic information and road work and diversions/detours can be found on www.autobahn.nrw.de.

Environmental zone / Feinstaubplakette

Our apartment is located within the Green Zone. You can purchase the required green sticker for 5.00 € at DMV locations (Department of Motor Vehicles), local customer centres, selected petrol stations and garages. You can receive the green sticker in the vicinity of our apartments at ATU Cologne – Ehrenfeld, Vogelsanger Str. 326. Important: You will need your vehicle documents.

The emissions sticker can be ordered in advance and is available online – i.e., DEKRA – www.dekra.de/de/umweltzone . More information and links can be found on the City of Cologne website: www.stadt-koeln.de / … .and on our website: www.apartment-koeln-ehrenfeld.de .

From the South (A3, from Frankfurt)

A3 (Motorway)           Direction Oberhausen / Cologne

Exit 27                       Junction Köln-Ost

A4 (Motorway)          Towards K-Zentrum

 

Similarly, approaching from the east (A4, from Olpe)

From the East (A4, from Olpe)

A4                             Direction Cologne | Köln-Ost, Direction City-center

A4                             Name changes to B55a

Speed limit 80 km/h, beware of radars, on Zoobrücke (Zoo Bridge)

Innere Kanalstr.         After about 3 km (TV tower left, right Ehrenfeld Mosque) turn right

Venloer Str.                After about 2 km (behind Ehrenfeldgürtel/Junction and Railway underpass), Venloer / Leyendecker Str. (Metro station), turn right

Leyendecker Str.,        Turn right after 50 meters

Marienstr.                  On the right hand side, third house, Number 45

From the North (A3, from Oberhausen / A1 from Dortmund)

A3                             Oberhausen, Frankfurt / Cologne to

Exit 23                       Junction Leverkusen, on A1 direction Koblenz / Aachen

A1                              From Dortmund, direction Koblenz / Aachen

 

A1                              Continue Leverkusen Junction, over the Rhine bridge (Rheinbrücke)

 

Exit 101                      Junction Köln-Nord (Cologne North)

A57                           Direction Köln-Zentrum (City-Center), after about 3 km

Exit 29                       Bickendorf direction Ossendorf / Bickendorf. At the end of the exit turn left, after about 100 m turn right

Äussere Kanalstr.       After about 1.5 km turn left

Subbelrather Str.        After about 100 meters diagonally right

Marienstr.                  After 500 meters on the right side, Number 45

 

From the West (A4, from Aachen / A1, from Koblenz)

A4                             From Aachen, Direction Cologne to

Exit 10                        Junction Köln-West, on the A1 towards Dortmund

A1                              From Koblenz, Direction Cologne / Köln-Dortmund West

Exit 102                      Köln-Bocklemünd

Venloerstr. B59          After about 5 km towards the center, behind exterior canal street (Venlo / Leyendecker road, metro station) turn left

Leyendecker Str.        Turn right after 50 meters

Marienstr.                  On the right, third house, number 45th

Arrival by train

From Cologne / Bonn Airport and Cologne Messe / Deutz

Direct connection from the airport by train to the station Ehrenfeld: every hour, duration about 20 minutes, via Central Station and a change to a tram, several times per hour. Direct Connection KoelnMesse (Exhibition) to the station Ehrenfeld: several times an hour, duration 10-15 minutes.

 

Regional train            Direction Mönchengladbach,

over Köln Messe / Deutz and Cologne Central Station to Bahnhof Ehrenfeld station.

S-Bahn, line 13               (short-haul, regional train)to Central Station, then change to…

From Cologne Central Station

S-Bahn line S12          Direction Horrem / Düren to Cologne-Ehrenfeld station (platform 11)

Regional-Bahn (Train)   Direction Mönchengladbach or Regional-Express towards Aachen to Cologne-Ehrenfeld station (track 8)

Ehrenfeld train station is a 6-7 minute walk from the apartment.

U-Bahn (Metro), line 5  Direction Ossendorf / Am Butzweilerhof until Friesenplatz. Change to Line 3 / 4 Direction Mengenich / direction Bocklemünd to

Leyendecker Str.

The underground station is a 2 minute walk from the apartment.

Arriving by Taxi

From Cologne / Bonn airport, depending on time of day, traffic, 30 to 45 minutes and costs 35.00 to 45.00 €. From Cologne Central Station to the apartment by taxi in 10 to 15 minutes for about 12.00 to 15.00 €.

Cologne Taxi +49 (221) 2882 www.taxiruf.de.