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Meet the InterNations Expatriate Community of Cologne!

Hallo und willkommen to InterNations Cologne! We are an international platform for expats all over the world to connect, share information and learn from each other. With numerous members in 390 cities across the globe, it's easy to see how InterNations can help you take the stress out of your relocation to Cologne (or Köln as it's known by locals), or a myriad of other locations around the globe. So if you can't decide whether or not to live on the left or right side of the River Rhine that flows through Cologne, want to find the best international schools in the city, need help finding employment or just want to relax in the company of like-minded expats, then InterNations might be the place for you!

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Hong Kong or Shanghai.

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Start Your Expat Adventure in Cologne!

A vibrant and exciting city of just over a million people, Cologne is busy and energetic, yet retains a sense of small town charm. As the regional center for media and technology companies, expats can expect gainful employment opportunities here — especially for those who are willing to learn German or have experience in these industries. Expats have a wide array of choices when it comes to accommodation in Cologne, from young and trendy areas such as Neustadt (New Town) or Eigelsteinviertel in the Old Town, to quieter, more family friendly suburbs like Marienburg or Dunwald in the south of the city.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Dubai or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

The International Community for Like-Minded Expats!

Moving to another country or city can be a stressful experience for even the most confident globe-hopping expat; adapting to the local culture, on top of all the other stresses associated with relocations, can swiftly leave any expat feeling depressed and homesick. Luckily InterNations is on hand, with a busy and welcoming community of international expats living and working in Cologne. Whether you have important questions to ask, want a little bit of chat with a fellow expat or are interested in one of the many activities, groups and events InterNations offers in the city, there is really something for everyone. From jazz nights, to wine tasting, hiking and even weekend break travel groups — no matter what your interest, there will always be expats in Cologne ready for you to meet and mingle with who share an interest in your favorite activities.

Join Our Exciting Events in Cologne

Attend our monthly events and activities for Cologne expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

May 20, 2024, 3:00 PM
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We jog along the Rhein toward the Severin bridge, cross the river and back to the Hohenzollem bridge from the other side. The distance and route can be adjusted ad hoc, and the pace will be set by the
Dress up and let's dance in our newest Nightclub discovery of the year! The former Golden Circle Lounge has been refurbished and was renamed to Bariton Lounge (not Barinton in Ehrenfeld). The location
Let's enjoy together a party at the rooftop bar of the 4* "Wasserturm Hotel Cologne - Curio Collection by Hilton" (Kaygasse 2, 50676 Cologne)! We will have an exclusive area for us with access to the
The Argentinean steakhouse has a vast menu of drinks and of course steaks to die for. That being said come hungry so as you can enjoy a wonderful dinner with your InterNations friends. Located in the

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