XII Apostel
Pure joy of life and the Rhine becomes the Adriatic

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Am Heumarkt 68
50667 Cologne, Old Town

Number of seats




Public transport

Subway / Streetcar Station “Heumarkt” (Lines 1,7,9) – ca. 3 min walk


Cologne Central Station – ca. 8 min walk


Car park „Heumarkt“ – ca. 4-min. walk

Underground Parking „Contipark Groß Sankt Martin“ (Große Neugasse, 50667 Köln) – ca. 4-min. walk


Just like an Italian palazzo

Dress code

No dress code

Payment methods

Cash, Debitcard, Mastercard, VISA-Card


italian, international


The heart of the restaurant is a special wood-burning pizza oven from the city of Modena (Italy) where guests can watch their pizza baking. This is the guarantee for the crisp and delicious „XII Apostel pizza“ made according to an original Italian recipe.

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday: 06am - 01am

Mo - So: 06am - 10.30am Breakfast buffet

Mo - Fr: Noon - 4pm Business lunch

So: 10.30am - 3pm Brunch buffet

Restaurant Brief description

The XII Apostel, a restaurant that truly has something for everyone: pizza and pasta for families with kids, a trendy overall concept that attracts lounge fans, and simply the best pizza in town for those in the know.

A special spot for everyone in Cologne.
The XII Apostel Restaurant on Heumarkt offers the appealing ambience of an aristocratic baroque palazzo -- something you won't find anywhere else in the region! The heart of the 600-sqm eatery is the wood-burning pizza oven from Modena (Italy). It is this oven that guarantees the crisp and delicious „XII Apostel pizza“, made according to an original Italian recipe. Find out which is your favourite pizza! You can also choose from a variety of Italian pasta, fish and meat dishes. The wine list will likewise thrill you: exclusive Italian wines, to test by the glass or bottle – at fair prices. Enjoy the one-of-a-kind atmosphere with splendid ceiling frescoes, hand-carved beams and high mirrors. Journey to Italy, spending an evening in what feels like an Italian palazzo!

Whether you plan a candlelight dinner for two, simply have a hankering for pizza, whether you come for lunch, brunch on Sunday, a company party or a private function – at XII Apostel you have come to the right place. Welcome!

The name „I dodici Apostoli“ is not taken from the Bible by the way: In the latter half of the 18th century twelve merchants regularly met at an Italian tavern to do business over a glass of Valpolicella and a simple meal. The residents of Verona jokingly dubbed these gentlemen „the twelve apostles“...

A table reservation or the booking of a menu/ offer is in the "XII Apostel" via GlobalGuest always for free you as a guest!

Nearby attractions

The Cologne Cathedral (ca. 8 min.), multiple shopping streets (ca. 5 min.), various museums (ca. 6 min.), the Cologne Philharmonic Hall (ca. 5 min.) and much more can be found in close proximity to the restaurant.