Haxenhaus zum Rheingarten
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Frankenwerft 19
50667 Cologne, Old Town

Number of seats

Up to 200 persons


Main restaurant + choir corner - 120 seats
1st-floor large room - 60 seats
1st-floor small room - 25 seats
2nd-floor conference room - 20 seats
Terrace with Rhine view - 140 seats (Opening hours: April - October 11:30 - 23:00h)

Public transport

3-min. walk from Heumarkt (lines 1, 7, 9) or 5 min. from Main Railway Station - Hauptbahnhof


2 min. from Heumarkt car park


Congenial tavern atmosphere with medieval flair where young and old, Cologne residents and tourists meet for a delicious Kölsch beer.

Dress code

No dress code

Payment methods

All common credit cards, EC card


traditional, seasonal, german, cologne style, international, regional, Rheinland speciality


Unique in the city are the homemade Bratwurst sausage and legendary Haxen specialties. Fresh, crisp salads round out the menu. The perfect accompaniment is a freshly tapped Kölsch by the metre.

Opening hours

Monday - Thursday 12.00 - 21.00 Uhr
Friday and Saturday11.00 - 24.00 Uhr
Sunday 11.00 - 21.00 Uhr
Kitchen  12.00 - 21.00 Uhr
Please beware:
as of  November 2nd all Restaurants in Germany are undergoing a 4-week long Lockdown.

Restaurant Brief description

Enjoy Rhineland hospitality in one of Cologne's oldest taverns!

The venerable walls of the Haxenhaus in Cologne's Old Town can be traced as far back as 1231, when the inn was known as "Hus am Bootermaate". Then as now, the historical tavern on the beautiful Rhine promenade lures guests from Cologne and all over the world with its distinctive charm. At the Haxenhaus every meal is a celebration! Research on the house's long history constantly turns up new finds that tell of times gone by. These stories are combined with a culinary experience and presented to our guests in the form of a performance, either as an event in its own right or accompanying a special occasion.

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

Nearby attractions

Cathedral (5 min.), shopping areas (3 min.), museums (3 min.), Philharmonic (3 min.)