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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!

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Cologne

Hello to all Americans in Cologne! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Cologne? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Cologne which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Cologne has more to offer than just its famous cathedral. The cultural center is a major German city known for its annual Carnival celebrations and long history, but also for the many universities, art museums and galleries, and beer halls found in Cologne, and much more! With the comprehensive network of buses, trams, suburban (S-Bahn) and underground (U-Bahn) trains, regional railway connections, and as well as a comprehensive urban ring-road system, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in the towns of the Cologne – Bonn region, which are only a short journey away from Cologne’s center.

Although Cologne has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Cologne, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Cologne
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    From United States of America, living in Cologne
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    From United States of America, living in Cologne
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    From United States of America, living in Cologne
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    From United States of America, living in Cologne

Meet other Americans in Cologne

Connect at Our Events in Cologne

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Cologne. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Cologne. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Cologne.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Cologne Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Cologne expat forums. When you arrive in Cologne, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Cologne. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Cologne to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Sitar players / Synthi players out there?
    2 replies
    Dec 10, 1:56 PM
    Community member

    Hi Sean, That would be great. There are not a lot of sitar players in Cologne. You look like a pretty serious guitar player on that photo of yours, what is your musical style? I am doing some …

  • " A Lost American in Germany" solo show in Cologne
    1 reply
    Feb 14, 9:38 PM
    Community member

    I was there in January and I just loved it! So emotional, so funny, so confident, so close to the public! Congratulations Miss Renish!! To all of you who haven’t seen this show yet: JUST GO …

  • Friends and climbing buddies
    4 replies
    Mar 2, 10:16 PM
    Community member

    Hi Ashley if you are looking for some good rock climbing mates, join the DAV Cologne: http://www.dav-koeln.de/cgi-bin/av.cgi They organize good journeys and activities around your hobby. Have …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

Called Köln in German, Cologne can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Cologne? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Cologne’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the cultural center has to offer, from the bohemian Agnesviertel, one of Cologne’s traditional neighborhoods, to Cologne’s Dom, the magnificent Gothic cathedral, and much more.

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Cologne and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Cologne.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Cologne and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Cologne Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Cologne at Our Events

Our community in Cologne is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Cologne’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the picturesque islands off the Frisian coast. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in Germany nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Cologne!

  • 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.

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