location: The hotel is located fifteen minutes outside the centre of Cologne but has good tram connections to the main train station, the old town and the shopping precinct. The tram station "Kitschburger Strasse" is a three minute walk from the hotel. From there the line number two goes directly to the fair ground. Journey time is about twenty minutes. rooms: All bedrooms are furnished with light wood and dark blue carpets. The ones at the front have showers only and overlook the road while the rooms at the back have bathtubs and overlook the lake. restaurant: The restaurant serves local, italian and international cuisine and is due to a huge glass front very bright and pleasant. exterior: It is a modern building set on one of the main roads that lead into the city. lobby: The spacious lobby has the reception desk located on the right, the conference rooms on the left and straight on the restaurant. general: This is a great hotel in a quiet location close to the biggest park in Cologne "the Stadtwald" and there is also a very nice and famous Beergarden.