Apartment Cologne Information: The Old South

This area is officially called the district no. 101 from Cologne conducted. The Old South has an area of 2.3603 square kilometers, is officially the center of Cologne. Southern parts of the historical city center of Cologne are also included. The medieval city wall limited the area until 1881. From this historic city walls are still preserved parts: the Hahnentor that Severinstorburg who Bayenturm that Ulrepforte and two watchtowers with an approximately 100 meter long piece of the city wall, which is still on Sachsenring to see. Of course there are also several other Apartments in Cologne , but we would like to point out our reviews in the guest books and also hope even to welcome you as a visitor of our Apartment Cologne

Growth of population

Within this city part and also in the part of Old Town North, one could observe the rapid population growth of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensum 50 n. Christ up to the urban expansion in the years 1180-1259. The city walls and the dense development meant that hardly any areas for operators and manufacturers were present, so that they had their production place in the suburbs of Cologne.

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The Vacation rental Cologne recommends visiting the "Old Malzmühle" in Cologne (see below). You can eat and drink the typical cologne beer and food! "Kölsch" style ! Surely even a nice experience!

The "Veedel" of Cologne

The old town as such has been in several quarters (also "Veedel" called) split. The Old North and the Old South form geographically clearly the center of the cathedral city. A well-known large space within this city part is the so-called Neumarkt. In the early days still used as a space for large markets and events, it is the central transport hub of the city today. This is not only because that intersect there over two levels, the main tram lines of the city of Cologne. Furthermore, there is also the possibility to switch bus services of the Cologne Transport Authority (KVB). Even today, the large open space for various events will be used: Circus Roncalli venue, Christmas Market, Spring Market etc.

Neumarkt
The "Neumarkt" cologne city center

Adjoining neighborhoods are, for example, that Cecilia quarter with the Cologne Central Library, the adult education center (VHS) or the Museum Schnüttgen. For the southwestern part of Cecilia district, there is the name Griechenmarkt quarter. Supposedly there a Greek craftsmen and artists' colony have been settled, where the name originates. therefore also came the name "Griechenmarkt gate". To this so-called Greek market around, lived many poor and ordinary people in huge lack of space. Small houses and narrow streets here given the image. Furthermore, there is the Mauritius quarter , which is home to a very special and impressive building: The Wolkenburg! Built in 1734 and originally occupied (by the Alexians) as a convent building was ultimately on 31/05/1942 badly damaged by a bomb attack. After it broke was unused for several years, built the then Cologne Männergesangsverein late fifties again, calling it "Cloud Castle". It houses a restaurant and several meeting rooms. Short the next Veedel: the Georg district , which was named after the ancient church of St. George. Blaubach (named after the then established textile manufacturer, which colored the textiles there blue) and Mühlebach, with Ratsmalzmühle. The local road "An der Malzmühle" was named after it, as well as the popular Brauhaus "Zur Malzmühle". This brewery was in the period from the 17th to the 19th century, among other things address for many thirsty and hungry longshoremen. Also established was the former Cologne Stock Exchange! A strong media interest aroused among others the collapse of the Cologne city archive in 2009. In addition, there are the Kapitol- and Pantaleon Neighborhood . Much better known and more popular, however, is the Severinsviertel , which was named after the local church of St. Severin. This quarter represents the kölsche life and is perhaps precisely why the start and end points of the world-famous Rose Monday procession in Cologne street carnival. On Severinstraße are numerous restaurants, pubs and retailers. "Dä longest Desch vun Kölle" (the longest table of Cologne): already since 1980, one of the largest street festivals of Germany, where takes place annually. As written above, the establishment of industries in the old town was quite rare actually (due to lack of space). Nevertheless, the chocolate factory of the company Stollwerk there was active until 1975th After moving the surfaces were converted into living space, but parts used as meeting rooms for theater and music. Rheinauhafen : This port area was formerly used for business, today small only as Sporthafen for yachting and boats. Newly settled have also the famous chocolate museum and the German sports museum. In the meantime, the area has developed into one of the most desirable and expensive areas in Cologne for exclusive condominiums. There too great offices and office buildings have emerged or been built.

Cranhaus
The area around the "Cranhäuser" is famous and expensive!

The district Altstadt Süd has therefore to offer quite a few attractions you should look there once when you visit the Rhine metropolis. We wish a lot of fun! But your accommodation what you want to book, should be in city center! Book our apartment Cologne. The holiday rentals are located directly in the city center!