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Travelling around Cologne by Car

Those visitors wishing to find their way through Cologne's street traffic should at least educate themselves as to the major streets and how they run. Because most of the traffic runs on many one way streets and are often poorly marked, one can waste a lot of time and get lost. Therefore, one should buy a city map well in

Busy traffic on the North-south drive. Photo: Wagner advance. You can probably get one at your next gas station. From the center of the city there running out to the suburds and neigh- boring cities are many spoke-streets which predominantly connect the largest plazas in the city and travel in all directions of the compass. The ring streets are also typical of Cologne. Four routes run concentrically
around Cologne's left-bank, semi-circumscribing the city center. They are the Militärringstrasse, der Gürtel, die Ringe and the North-South route. Other than the North-South route, all of the roads begin in Cologne's north on the Rhine and end in the south once again at the rivers flow. Along the spoke-streets and Ring- strassen you can almost always arrive roughly at your destina- tion. To get more precise you will need to refer to a street map.

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Information about city traffic, detours or closed routes and speed sensors is found on-line at www.koelnverkehr.de.  

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Parking houses in Cologne's inner city
 

This is a selection of parking opportunities in the city of Cologne. "PH" means parking house, "UG" is equal to underground garage. 

AREA DOM/RHEIN

UG Dom
24 hrs open, 620 places, 30 for women. Entry: Trankgasse.
UG Gross St. Martin
24 hrs open, 210 places, 20 for women. Entry: right of Sofitel
PH Philharmonie 
24 hrs open, 390 places, 20 for women. Entry: Trankgasse.
UG An Farina
24 hrs open, 304 places, 20 for women. Entry: Laurenzplatz.

 

UG Maritim Hotel
24 hrs open, 530 places, 37 of them for women. Entry: at the hotel entrance.
UG Heumarkt 

24 hrs open, 460 places, 30 f. women, 8 f. handicaped. Entry: Markmannsgasse.


AREA NEUMARKT

PH Theater
24 hrs open, 460 open, 10 for women. Entry: Krebsgasse.  
PH Brückenstr.
24 hrs open, 600 places, 70 for women, Entry: Ludwigstr.
PH Oper 
24 hrs open, 500 pl., 100 f. women, Entry: Schwertnergasse.

 

PH BP Cäcilienstr.
24 hrs open, 650 places, 30 for women. Entry: Cäcilienstr.


AREA RINGE

PH Maastrichter Str.
24 hrs open, 650 pl., 20 women. Entry: Maastrichter Str. 10. 
PH Fina-Parkhaus
24 hrs open, 430 places, 20 for women. Entry: Alte Wallgasse.

UG Kaiser-Wilh.-Ring
24 hrs open, 600 pl., 65 for women. Entry: Kaiser-Wilh.-Ring.
UG Rudolfplatz
24 hrs open, 400 places, 20 for women. Entry: at backside of Hotel Crown Plaza.

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The parking management system

About 40 parking houses and underground garages with almost 17,000 parking places exist in Cologne, approximately 30 of which are connected to the electronic parking management system,

Display of the parking management system. Photo: Wagner

which, using signs along the major roads, directs drivers to the nearest parking house and many of those display the number of free spaces (Photo). The parking houses in the city are divided into four "quartiers": Dom/Rhine, Neumarkt and Ring on the left as well as 

Deutz and Kölnarena on the other side of the Rhine. Above in the green table a choice of parking houses is being presented that is connected to the electronic system and, therefore, quite easy to find. Naturally, there are also some parking opportunities beside the streets of the inner city. On the other hand, those tickets are 50 cents for only 15 minutes, that's more expensive than using a parking house or underground garage.

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Cars parked on the streets are constantly checked by the official city administration. Parking without a valid ticket or at no-parking signs may easily cost 30 euros or more.

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Filling stations in the City
 

AREA
DOM / RHINE

Total
49 Holzmarkt
Phone 21 25 12
24 hrs open
Service:
- Car Wash: yes
- Mechanics: no
- Shop: yes, small
- Miscelleneous: -

Petrol pump of a Aral filling station. Photo: Aral AG

AREA
EBERTPLATZ

Aral
12 Riehler Strasse
Phone 97 26 040
24 hrs open 
Service:
- Car Wash: yes
- Mechanics: yes
- Shop: yes, large
- Miscelleneous: -

 

AREA
CHLODWIGPLATZ

Shell
98 Bonner Str.
Phone 37 58 70
24 hrs open
Service:
- Car Wash: yes
- Mechanics: no
- Shop: yes, small
- Miscelleneous: -

Car maintaining and reparture. Photo: ATU GmbH

AREA
NEUMARKT

BP
32 Cäcilienstr.
Phone 940 25 24
24 hrs open
Service:
- Car Wash: yes
- Mechanics: yes
- Shop: yes, medium
- Car Park

 

AREA 
FRIESENPLATZ

DEA
166 Venloer Str.
Phone 51 15 85
24 hrs open
Service:
- Car Wash: yes
- Mechanics: yes
- Shop: yes, small
- Miscelleneous: -

Shop at a filling station. Photo: Aral AG

AREA
RUDOLFPLATZ

DEA
29 Dasselstr.
Phone 21 72 13
24 hrs open
Service:
- Car Wash: yes
- Mechanics: yes
- Shop: yes, small
- Miscelleneous: - 

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Hotel rooms in Cologne 

HOTELS IN COLOGNE I. Using  internet booking machines it's very easy searching for a hotel room in Cologne. One of these special search engines is HRS - Hotel Reservation Service with its many offers. Click the logo for starting.

  


HOTELS IN COLOGNE II: Looking for a hotel room in Germany there are some other good booking machines on the net such as HOTEL.de. They also often have some cheap offers given by good hotels in Cologne. Using the service is free, too.

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