Everything under one roof

Celebrate, meet & stay overnight in the heart of Cologne. With us you will find all services under one roof: the conference location ANNO 1858, the Brauhaus zur Malzmühle, the MühlenBar and the Hotel zur Malzmühle.

Not far from Cologne’s main train station, you can reach Cologne Cathedral and the historic Old Town directly on the Rhine in just a few minutes on foot from the Hotel zur Malzmühle. From the Heumarkt, numerous museums, the Koelnmesse and the main shopping areas are quickly accessible. It doesn’t get more central than this. And also not more comfortable. By the way, the Brauhaus zur Malzmühle has always been one of the most traditional and popular breweries in Cologne and invites you to enjoy typical Cologne dishes.

The 37 modern and lovingly designed rooms of the hotel have cable TV, flat screen, free Wi-Fi access, room fan, safe, desk, luggage rack and hairdryer. In addition, some rooms are designed with an open bathroom (all-in-one concept). We have three handicapped accessible rooms and barrier free access.


Around 160 years ago, the brewer Hubert Koch founded the malt mill at Heumarkt No. 6 under the name “Bier- und Malz-Extract-Dampfbrauerei Hubert Koch” (Hubert Koch Beer and Malt Extract Steam Brewery), thus laying the foundation for the Brauerei zur Malzmühle. The traditional Cologne company can look back on an eventful history full of ups and downs. To this day, the historic portal adorns the entrance to the brewery and, after the almost complete destruction of the brewery by World War II bombs, is regarded as a landmark for the new beginning that cannot be overlooked. In the 1960s, the brewery zur Malzmühle succeeded in developing into a healthy medium-sized enterprise with a good reputation far beyond the borders of Cologne. The economic miracle and the thirst of the people of Cologne helped a great deal, and the brewery once again became what it had always been in the pre-war period: one of the most popular meeting places for all the people of Cologne, whether young or old, rich or poor.

Further development and expansion

With the reconstruction of the entire building complex from 2010 to 2015, the capacities were significantly expanded. The brewery was expanded to include the multifunctional event location ANNO 1858, which has its own MühlenBar at its foot. This specializes in craft beer and Kölsch cocktails and invites not only many regulars but also new visitors to drink cocktails. Also the hotel could be expanded to 37 top-modern rooms.