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Campervan Rental Cologne

Thinking of Cologne automatically brings to mind the Cologne Carnival. This is the most prominent event, but Cologne has so much more to offer. The city is located to the South of the Ruhr area, and it is part of a heavily populated region, with numerous other major cities only a few kilometers away.

Cologne has about one million citizens and with that, it is Germany’s fourth-largest city. The Cologne Cathedral is the distinctive landmark of the city.

The people of Cologne like to celebrate, love their city full-heartedly, and they enjoy being different from the rest of Germany. They love using their very own dialect “Kölsch” to confuse visitors and on top of that, they like to consume their very own brew “Kölsch” beer.

Getting to Cologne

Camper rental Cologne is super easy! Cologne lies in the South of the Ruhr area in the West of Germany. As the most important traffic and industry hub in Germany, Cologne can be reached easily. From the borders to the Netherlands, for example, Maastricht, you travel about one hour eastward on the A4 to reach Cologne. From Belgium, it is also about a one-hour drive to cologne via the A4. It takes about 6 hours via the A2 coming from the capital Berlin, and it also takes 6 hours via the A9 & A3 to reach Cologne coming from Munich.

Cologne has an international airport with air traffic from other European cities. However, there are several other airports in the Ruhr area.

Busses and trains also reach Cologne easily coming from other cities in Germany, the Netherlands, or Belgium.

Parking in Cologne

As in other major cities, RV rental Cologne has, by comparison, many parking spaces available. However, finding a parking space during a business week in the inner city is often difficult.

The most favorable parking garages in the city are the Parkhaus Bazaar de Cologne at the Wochenmarkt (€2 per hour), the Parkhaus Brückenstraßen (€2.20 per hour) and the Ampido Parkhaus Belgisches Viertel (€1.90 per hour).

Outside the city, there are some Park and Ride parking lots, such as in Bocklemünd and Köln-Müngersdorf. Watch out, those sometimes have time limits.

Annual events in Cologne

  • Cologne Carnival (February): THE folk festival in the Rhineland and one of the most popular carnivals in the world. For all who love to dress up and to celebrate to the limit. Admission free.
  • Christopher Street Day (August): The street festival is the highlight of the 2-week Cologne Pride to support the LBGTQ community. Admission to the area is free.
  • Gamescom (August): International trade show all about gaming with an interactive exhibition. A must for all gamers. Day tickets start from about €16.

Camping in Cologne

  • Camping Platz Köln-Kasselberg: idyllic, a public park with green areas directly at the river Rhine with its own restaurant. About 30 minutes north of the city center. From €10 per day.
  • Camping Platz “Im Heidchen”: Quiet and remote but still not far from the city (30 minutes); here you can forget time under shadowy trees and at the banks of the river Anger. From €20 per day.
  • Camping Platz Heider Bergsee: Camping at the local recreation area with a swimming lake, kiosk, and Wi-Fi. 25 km from Cologne. The price per day is about €15.

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The best time to rent a RV in Cologne

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Average temperatures in Cologne per month

The city of Cologne lies in the Rhineland which is dominated by the Atlantic climate. That means high humidity, increased precipitations, and frequent cloudiness. The winter in Cologne is very mild, temperatures below freezing are rare, so is snowfall in Cologne, and should it snow, it will not last very long. But the “cold” season brings about fierce winds that make the temperatures feel colder. Precipitations are quite frequent in springtime and summer, where the months June to August feature the most rain. During those times, however, you may have a pleasant stay in the city since it is not too hot.

The best traveling time for camper rental Cologne is the summer months of June to September. During these months, the average temperatures lie around 200C and higher. You can find a quiet bathing spot or a public swimming pool along the river Rhine where you can cool down. The Cologne Parade invites you to the most colorful and craziest party in the city in August. We recommend that you reserve parking for this time and bring along your best party mood.

It is also possible to enjoy the carnival in your RV rental Cologne whilst you travel, particularly because at this time the hotels in the center are mostly booked and more expensive. The best times for RV rental Cologne and its surroundings are the times between late spring and early autumn.

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