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Hire a camper in Cologne
Known as one of the greenest areas across Germany with direct proximity to Belgium and the Netherlands, Cologne is located in the Rhine area. You can almost hear the sound of the sea. If you are that close to that many amazing destinations, you are left with basically no other option. Go ahead and rent your campervan in Cologne. Visit the famous cathedral in the city, experience the crazy carnival and explore the western parts of Germany. You are not the city type of person? Well, the surroundings have so much more to offer than you can imagine. Dreamy places are waiting for you. So what are you waiting for? Camper rental in Cologne – you will get many tips for your roadtrip from our experienced staff.
Camper rental Cologne
Bus handover: Cologne-Dusseldorf / Dormagen – Krefelderstr. 130a – 41539 Dormagen
Approach roadsurfer Cologne
From the main station: Train to Dormagen → Bus to Dormagen am Niederfeld → 6 minutes walk to roadsurfer (about 33 minutes)
Parking in Cologne
P+R Dormagen railway station (180 parking spaces) | 5 minutes walk downtown. Free for 2 hours
Camping in Cologne
Campsite Strand-Terrasse (directly on the Rhine) | Facilities: Restaurant, Beach area, Boat slipway, Cooking facilities
Here you can find all our roadsurfer locations in Germany
High-end vehicles VW California T6, Mercedes Marco Polo and other models. The first registration of all our camper is less than 24 months.
No cleaning fee
Individual vehicle instruction
24h roadside assistance
Every Mile Included
Minimum rental of only 3 nights
Rent from 18 years old
Hire a camper in Cologne-Dusseldorf
Camper rental Cologne – your camping destination: the world!
You made the right decision in renting a campervan in Cologne. Are you ready for a grandiose adventure? Start planning your roadtrip from Cologne. Make sure you leave yourself some time to discover this beautiful German metropolis. Looking for a hip, young and traditional city? Cologne has it all. The following will provide you with some great tips regarding campsites available in the area. Best part, you can relax in the countryside, which offers beautiful landscapes just right outside the city. It will take you a few minutes to get there with your campervan.
Campervan hire Cologne: “Camping Berger”, the “Camping City of Cologne” and the “Motorhome Port Cologne” are located directly at the longest German river. In the middle of the forest, but still very close to the city center, you can find the ideal campsite in the district “Dünnwald” called “Waldbad & Camping”.
The proximity to the bustling center of the city is close. Hence, you can easily reach all kinds of places around the area. There is so much space for parking your campervan, you would not believe it can be that easy. Even with the big Volkswagen California, it is not a hassle to find big enough spaces in the middle of this metropolis. Cologne offers quite a few parking spaces and garages. As you can tell, you do not have to worry about leaving your campervan. Start exploring Cologne!
Rent a camper and explore Cologne
Camper rental Cologne: Attractions at a glance:
- “4711” is a traditional institution at “Glockengasse”
- Cologne Triangle (Viewpoint)
- Botanical Gardens
- Historical Town Hall
- “Kölner Dom” (Cathedral)
- Old Town
- “Liebesschlösser” at Hohenzollernbrücke (Bridge)
- Mosque in Cologne
- Cologne Cable Car
- Cologne Zoo
- “Rheinpark” (Park)
- Banks of Rhine river
- “Schokoladenmuseum” (Museum with sweets and treats, mainly chocolate)
- “Volksgarten” (Park)
Camper rental Cologne: Leave your campervan and head upstairs
The vibes and charm of the city will get to you in a few moments and will shift your perspective of Germany instantly. It is time to get out of the rental campervan and let your eyes wander. Where else could you take in all that the city has to offer than on one of the many rooftops across town?
Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) – the iconic symbol of the metropolis at the Rhine – will offer you a spectacular view on the city. Furthermore, by climbing up the stairs, you will visit the main and one of the most important landmarks in the area. You do not feel like walking that many stairs? Take the elevator to the platform and enjoy the view. Though, with the wind and all it is not for the weak. You are among the strong ones? Well, proof it and climb further up. The perfect finishing touch is the “Viertsturm” (tower) which was built in the 1960s and is the highest point of this massive cathedral. It is all worth it, because you will be rewarded with a great panorama. You should take many pictures and use them as postcards. Everyone you send them to will be jealous for sure.
Take your campervan to “Bergisches Land”
First things first though: the right bank of the Rhine river provides another landmark: the Cologne Triangle. This tower serves primarily as a building which hosts many offices. If you have a closer look you will find, that on the 29th floor, approximately 100 meters above the city, there is a large platform. Enjoy the view and look at Dusseldorf or the “Siebengebirge” (mountain range) from a greater distance. Take in the breathtakingly beautiful view at the “Bergisches Land” as well.
Additionally, there is a cable car in Cologne that is quite unique to German cities in general. This cable car invites visitors to float above the Rhine since 1957. Try it and admire the city’s unique panorama. It is equipped with 44 gondolas, but beware, it travels only until late autumn between the Rhine Park and the Cologne Zoo. If you travel during winter you will not be able to take a ride with this cable car. While you are at it, visit the park and the zoo as well.
roadsurfer tip: You are afraid of heights? Better not get on the cable car then. But instead there is a city tour down on the ground and you will experience Cologne a different, still interesting, way. For the really adventurous of you there is a tour below ground level. It starts in the excavation area of the “Domparkhaus” and you will learn about the Roman North Gate and the Roman Wall. The path continues along the Roman Harbor and leads you to the crypt of the Great Saint Martin. Finally, you will visit the imposing remnants of the Praetorium and walk right through a Roman sewer. Up in the air, down on the ground and below the earth: Cologne provides tours for every taste.
Camper rental Cologne: Rent the Mercedes Marco Polo at roadsurfer!
At roadsurfer you can rent the Mercedes Marco Polo – a good idea for your roadtrip. Mercedes has put a lot of effort into the premium camper. The interior is a real eye-catcher – in a black and white yacht look. Of course the Marco Polo comes with the typical colourful foil of roadsurfer. But the Mercedes Marco Polo also has a lot to offer in other respects: 190 hp, all-wheel drive and trailer coupling. You can find all information here: Rent a Mercedes Marco Polo Camper!
Rent a camper and experience street art in Cologne
You have already rented your little motor home in Cologne? If not, do immediately. Our Volkswagen California at roadsurfer has cult status among people in the know. The only thing that is missing are the artful drawings of flowers, shapes and in the colors of the crazy, psychedelic, and romantic 1970s. In order to compensate for this, we advise you to travel around Cologne and enjoy the beautiful street arts. It will make up for it and you will find your 70s groove quite quickly.
Best of all, as you move from artwork to artwork, you’ll embark on a city tour of downtown Cologne – two birds, one stone. Start at “Friesenplatz” on “Friesenstrasse”. Continue towards “Albertusstrasse” and enjoy the artworks around the area. Totally, it is a tour of around 5 kilometers and ends at “Barbarossaplatz”. Plan around 2 hours for your tour. Even more if you are into those exciting, creative and interesting works of art.
Relax in the green surroundings – Campervan hire Cologne
The greatest German river contributes to the beautiful landscape in and around Cologne. Hence, it was the best choice to rent your campervan with roadsurfer in Cologne. Indulge in freedom, relaxation and serenity. Cologne is noisy and big? If you think so, head out for the countryside. A lot of fresh air, wide meadows and calming landscapes will overwhelm everyone.
Take the “Volksgarten” as an example as well. It is one of the oldest parks in Cologne. The 5.5 acre lake, the beer garden, which is typically German, and exciting greenery will give you peace. Up to this day, the garden still serves as one of the most popular meeting spot for locals.
Apart from the Rhine Park there is another one worth a visit: if you enter via the park in the “Deutz-Mühlheim” neighborhood you will be surprised by the rails in the middle of the park. This is unusual, but makes the park particularly special. Enter between the “Tanzbrunnen” and “Zoobrücke” and you will get right to the spot. The railways are still in use and home to a little train especially great for traveling with children. It drives around the Rhine Park and is a lot of fun. If you decide for a spot, get off the train and take a break under one of the huge trees or the lawn.
roadsurfer tip: Visit the river banks. Take in everything it has to offer and feel the “Kölsch Jeföhl” (roughly translated as the vibe of the city in its local dialect). The river serves as an expression and sense of life, not only because it divides the city into the right and left half. These halfs are still fighting over who is the better neighborhood and they will probably do for a few more years always trying to distinguish one from the other. Back to the river, put on your bikini and shorts and relax at the sandy beach or stroll along the newly constructed Rhine Boulevard. No matter what you decide on doing, you will get a break around here.
There are rumors among Germans, that the beer in Cologne, the so called “Kölsch”, is quite the bad one compared to others. These are just rumors, so you should definitely try and see that this beer serves its purpose and is a classic in Germany. Try it at one of the many beer gardens, for example the “Rathenauplatz”. Get some food and drinks, strengthen yourself to continue the journey and have some amazing “Kölsch”. There is only 0.2 liters per glass, so expect to spend some more on another.
Campervan hire Cologne: The multitude of pubs and taverns around Cologne make it quite difficult to pin done one, so we provide you with some more of our roadsurfer tips:
- “Old Neppes”: one of the oldest bars in the district “Nippes” and a prime example of a traditional pub in Cologne
- “Lommerzheim”: traditional pub in “Deutz”, which is incredibly famous with great architectural elements and interior
- “Oma Kleinmann”: student quarter meets tradition in this pub on “Zülpicher Straße”
- “Die Lotta”:loud rock and punk music mixed with a leftist attitude and a lot of local patriotism
- “Metronome”: countless records and photos of old jazz musicians to look at while having “Kölsch”
Apart from amazingly tasty beer you can have food about everywhere too. Some traditional dishes include “Himmel un Ääd” (mashed potato, mashed apples and sausage), “Halve Hahn” (rye roll with cheese) and “Rhenish Sauerbraten” (meat). Quite grounded foods which match the attitude of the locals in the city. There is no place for an attitude there.
roadsurfer tip: the drinks in “Engelbertstrasse” with the best German cocktail bars. Visit “2013” with its humorous staff and excellent cocktails.
The “Rheinland” calls with many castles and palaces
“Rheinland, wat bes do staats” (roughly translated as land around the Rhine, how beautiful you are) is what locals would say about its city. Truly, this state has so much beauty to offer. We strongly suggest to rent a camper at roadsurfer Cologne, because there is nothing better than to explore the breathtaking landscape of this piece of land on four wheels. Rivers, forests, meadows, animals and anything you might imagine. You will find it here. Numerous castles and palaces provide spectacular views and make you feel like you are dreaming.
Need some names? Well, we have them all! Castle Satzvey, Castle Brühl, Castle Burg Zons, Castle Paffendorf, Castle Drachenburg, Castle Augustusburg, Castle Falkenlust, Castle Bensberg, Castle Poppelsdorf, Castle Gymnich, Castle Heiligenhoven, Castle Homburg, Castle Liedberg, Castle Wahn, Godesburg, Castle Kendenich, Castle Konradsheim, Castle Gleuel, Castle Hernstein, Castle Blankenberg, Castle and Ruins of Herrenbröl, Freusburg, Castle Bergerhausen, Castle Niederberg. We think this can go on and on, but we do not want to bore you. Go and see yourself and be surprised.
roadsurfer tip: The city of “Hennef” in the south-east of Cologne close to “Bonn” offers a beautiful castle that you can visit with your little ones. It is a children’s adventure trail as well. Anton and Amelie, two fictitious figures, have to save the city of Blankenberg from the alchemist Malus Sinistrius. The kids can solve puzzles here and play around. Each stop has some game to play and riddle to solve. On the way, all visitors will pass the numerous sights around Blankenberg such as the church of Saint Katharina, the old town and the huge castle.
Done with Cologne? Take your campervan and say hello to Europe!
You want to rent your Volkswagen “Bulli” in Cologne? This is the perfect beginning of a perfect holiday and a start in one of the most charming parts of Germany. The land of the Rhine is only the beginning.
Yummy! French fries and chocolate! That alone is worth renting a campervan in Cologne!
Head to Belgium to taste there yummy local foods. Culinary delights are awaiting. Use the A4 motorway to get there. If you want to remain in Germany for the time being, visit the beautiful town of Aachen. Afterwards you can still head to Brussels or to the sea in Bruges.
Want to experience freedom in the Netherlands? Camper rental in Cologne and get to Amsterdam!
It takes you less than threes hours to get to Amsterdam. Visit the capital of Holland by the sea. Freedom is what drives this city and seems to be quite important in every aspect of life. First and foremost though, this is the most camper friendly country in the world. Take the motorway A57 or A3 and see for yourself.
Live it up in your campervan from roadsurfer Cologne!
Feel like summer, beaches and cocktails at the pool? Head to the Mediterranean. It takes you around 5 hours with your campervan to reach Paris. Take the motorway A4, pass Aachen, cross Belgium and you are there. Visit Valenciennes or Sedan to have the perfect camping experience in France.
Goodbye Holidays! Hello roadsurfer, we are back at the camper rental Cologne!
Roadsurfer Cologne offers you the best deals for a good price with many advantages. Rent your campervan, Volkswagen California or Volkswagen “Bulli” in Cologne and experience the best roadtrip you will ever have. Afterwards, take it back to us without a hassle. We will make sure everything will go as smooth as possible for you and pick it up at an agreed location. We are looking forward to meet you personally.