This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Hürth.
Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is a town around nine kilometres southwest of the city centre of Cologne in Germany. Around sixty thousand people live in this town, which belongs to the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Hürth was made of thirteen previously independent villages, so the town covers a comparatively large area, and lakes as well as forests can be found within the municipality. The closest airport is Cologne-Bonn (in German, Köln-Bonn), providing national and international flight connections. There are regular bus and train services linking the town with any bigger city in Germany.
There are a couple of interesting sights to see. The remnants of a Roman aqueduct can be found in the local underground. The Eifel Aqueduct supplied the city of Cologne with drinking water from springs and streams during the Roman rule in the area.
There are several hotels, holiday apartments, and guesthouses in Hürth if you plan to stay some days. The supply of hostels in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is low. If you are flexible and you do not mind staying in a big city, you can find numerous additional hostels and hotels in Cologne.
If you like outdoor activities and hiking, check out the hundred-kilometre-long trail following the Roman water pipe, which used to carry water from Eifel to Cologne. There is a twelve-kilometre-long part of the trail passing through the town of Hürth. It is an excellent opportunity to take a break and relax. Plan three to four hours for the twelve-kilometre-long hike.
It's close to Lake Otto Maigler, which boasts a public pool and a regatta course. History lovers can find the remaining buildings of the monastery Marienbrunn, which was built in the thirteenth and partly torn down in the nineteenth century. Some houses, such as the so-called Försterhaus, are still standing and worth a visit. The journey to the city of Cologne takes less than fifteen minutes by train and gives you the opportunity to visit worth-seeing sights such as the cathedral Kölner Dom in the heart of the city.
Written by local enthusiast for Hürth hostelsFlo