in the heart of cologne.
insider tip for photo & art fans
and friends of alternative
It would give us a great pleasure
to be able to welcome you!
Our historic building is in
family property since 1999.
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All rooms at marsil have their very own individual style and are characterized by clear lines, reduced colors and a vintage touch …
The rooms are furnished with a queen-size box spring bed, a desk, a private bathroom with a shower and hair dryer, free Wi-Fi, double-glazed windows …
Our monument rooms come with a designer kitchen made by design studio kaschkasch, equipped with tea, coffee, cocao, an electric kettle, plates, and silverware. Genuine wood parquet flooring from 1897 round out the interior design.
Located in the center of Cologne's Hahnenviertel* district, between Rudolfplatz and Neumarkt, not far from Cologne Central Station (Köln Hbf), the Rhine river, the art club Kölnischen Kunstverein, Rautenstrauch-Joist Museum, Columba Museum, the trendy high street Ehrenstrasse, Aachener Strasse, and the hip Belgian Quarter district is where you will find marsil.
Our monument-protected historical building located in the Cologne city center has been family-owned since 1999, and we look forward to having you as our guests.
*named after Hahnentorburg, one of the twelve gates in the medievel city wall
Prices for a single room start at 78 EUR/night, and for a double room at 95 EUR/night.
FHM Collections wrote
"If you want to stay in Cologne and experience an unusual ambience, take note of this address.
The 6 rooms are lovingly decorated in original second hand furnishings – you should appreciate the art of kitsch. You can sleep for as long as you like at Marsil, room service will not wake you. You might need a good night′s rest after a night in the bar on the ground floor, here you can meet the hotel′s proprietors, their guests, friends of the house and drink with them until the early hours."
Recommendation by Suzie, Singer of german band KLEE
"A small hotel with individual rooms and an equally as individual bar in Cologne’s nightlife district. Whenever I walk past the Marsil, I stop to peer through windows and check if I can see Frank or Cyrus, if they’re there then I go in, because I know it will be a good night. The bar may be small, but never judge a book by its cover. Oh, and you can of course also sleep at the Marsil. There is an apartment hotel above it and you can sleep in for as long as you like …"
Press conference, record release, or film production wrap party?
Vernissage after party or bar mitzvah?
18th or 30th birthday party, after work get together or Christmas party?
The Bar marsil with its fireplace room and our infamous couch is the perfect place for your celebration.
Private parties for larger or smaller events and budgets. For groups of 20 to 80 persons.
Please send an email with your request.
A seceltion of
our Guests & Visitors
Nora Tschirner, Henrik Vibskov, Klee, Tino Meewes, Franz Dinda, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Louie Austen, Rolf Scheider, Joanna Preiss, Moonbootica, Postscriptum, Birol Ünel, Jeanette Hain, Kostja Ullmann, Clemens Schick, Oliver Korittke, Christian Kiehling, Zumthor Architekten Team, Sara Goldfarb, Superpitcher, Rene Breitbarth, DJs Italoboys, Woody, …
Beeline, Universal, Verbotene Liebe, Microsoft, Saatchi & Saatchi, UFA, Kinowelt, ZDF, WDR, NDR, Oper Köln, Platzhirsch, Jockeyclub, Treibstoff Records, Wilkhahn, Pro7, Jules Mumm, Brandpolice, Koziol, KPMG, Wefadetogrey Postproduction, Noir Film, Action Konzept, Miss Sixty, Habitat, Odeon Filmprod, Triumph International, Hasselblad, …
| Press & Galleries
David Zwirner Gallery, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, European Kunsthalle, Designer's Digest, Photopresse, Van der Grinten Galerie, Stylepark, AD, Blue, Schmidt & Handrup, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Prinz, …
How to find us
Marsil is located between Neumarkt and Rudolfplatz, in the heart of Cologne's city center.
By car: It can be easily reached from the left bank of the Rhine river via the A57 and A1 motorways. If you are coming from the right bank of the Rhine, please take the A3/A4 and A59.
Parking: There are two parking structures within a few minutes walking distance (Parkhaus Schaafenstrasse or Parkhaus Lungengasse).
By plane & train: A DB train will take you directly from Cologne Bonn Airport to Cologne Central Station (Köln Hbf). Then, it is only two stops to the Neumarkt station with the subway lines U-Bahn 16 & 18.
Marsilius is a patron of the city of Cologne and can be seen as a knight figure standing next to Agrippa above a portal in the eastern facade of the Gürzenich building.
According to legend, Captain Marsilius saved the city of Cologne from the Roman Emperor Vitellius, who besieged Cologne in 69 AD. With a clever trick, Marsilius lured the imperial soldiers into an ambush and was able to rescue Cologne.
Since then, Marsilius has been revered, next to the city's founder Agrippa, Roman Empress Agrippina and the Three Kings, as a patron of Cologne.
The day went down in history as 'Marsilius Holzfahrt', which translates to Marsilius Wood Ride, and is a festival which is celebrated on the Thursday before Pentecost.