Cologne

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Daiki Saito

"When my company decided to send me to Essen, I took a quick look at the local community and said: Please do!"

Cristina Fernandez

"On InterNations I did not only meet interesting people but I also found a flat near Bochum and settled in quickly. A great platform."

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 move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Hong Kong or Shanghai.

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.

Find More Information in Our Cologne Expat Guides

  • Moving to Cologne

    Cologne is home to over 1 million people. The city experiences cool winters and warm summers. Expats could find an accommodation by either using house hunting websites or paying to a letting agency. Read up on the information about moving to Cologne in our expat guide.
  • Living in Cologne

    As a cultural hub in the west of Germany, Cologne is famous for its spectacular cathedral, various museums and prestigious universities. Living in Cologne can be a great experience. Find out more information about leisure activities, local transportation and the city in our guide.
  • Working in Cologne

    As the largest city in the region, Cologne’s economy is based around the finance sector and media industry. Besides, there are many employment opportunities in engineering and education sector. Expat could find job vacancies online. Check out our expat guide for more information about working in Cologne.

Exchange Tips about living in Cologne

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Cologne expat forums.

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 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere 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.