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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Cologne

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  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life 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!

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.

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.

Dress up and come to the well-known Goldfinger terrace, where we have been 3 years ago for the last time. The bar has been recently refurbished, so enjoy its fresh interior with us. In case of bad wea
Let's gather at Station Hostel, where we celebrated our 16. Anniversary last year. The kitchen is very good so you should try out the dinner in this venue and have some drinks after it with us. 👉 We
Dress up and let's dance in our newest Nightclub discovery of the year! The former Golden Circle Lounge has been refurbished and will be renamed to Barinton (not that one in Ehrenfeld). The location i
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

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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

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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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