The Mittelstrasse is one of the most exclusive shopping streets in Cologne. It is home to exclusive fashion boutiques, concept stores, gentlemen's outfitters, shoe shops, opticians, furniture stores and much more.
Hohe Strasse and Schildergasse
The Hohe Strasse starts on the steps of Cologne Cathedral and leads to the Schildergasse, which starts where the Neumarkt ends. Any number of shops invite visitors to take a pleasant stroll. In addition to shoes, clothes, jewellery, books and watches, there are also plenty of souvenir shops near the Cathedral. The Neumarkt is only a 10 minute (700 m) walk or one U-Bahn stop away from the hotel.
The Breite Straße is one of the most interesting shopping streets in central Cologne. It is home to an interesting mix or retailers, and many of the shops are owner managed. New shopping developments such as the DuMont Carré, the Opernpassage and the WDR-Arkaden are additional attractions.
Traditional retailers– presented in the form of the long-established specialist shops – sit side by side with those selling outlandish and extravagant products. The variety on offer here is valued by customers who like to have "everything in one place" when they go shopping for anything and everything. And the Ehrenstrasse is the ideal place to go.
Galeria Kaufhof Cologne Hohe Strasse – a shopping paradise behind a historic façade
The Galeria Kaufhof Cologne Hohe Straße, with its 36,000 sq.m. of retail space, is one of the biggest department stores in Germany. Situated at the heart of the city centre at the junction of the busy Hohe Strasse and Schildergasse shopping streets, shoppers will find a shopping paradise behind a façade that is over 100 years old. This listed building isn't just one of the architectural highlights of Cologne, it is also part of the city's history. This tradition-steeped department store opened in 1891 and has accompanied the lives of many a burgher of Cologne for their lifetime.