Here are some useful links for active people:

Additional recommendable private swimming pools:

Furthermore there are various small lakes around Cologne that can easily be reached by public transportation.


The following links give you information on the current schedule of movies:


Restaurants located close to the Carl Duisberg Training Center:

Restaurant Tips for Cologne:

Shopping/Second Hand


In supermarkets like Rewe, Edeka or Real you can find wide range of everyday products:

  • Groceries
  • Toiletries
  • Magazines
  • Pet food

Discounters like Aldi, Lidl, Netto and Penny have a smaller range of products but low prices make them popular.

Sunday shopping: Cologne Central Station

Second hand:

Used bicycle market:

African shops:

Asian groceries:

Flea Market:

Halal: Online Shop


Latin America:


The Cologne museums are listed on the following website:

Cologne Zoo/Botanic Garden


Municipal Library (Stadtbibliothek)
Josef Haubrich Hof 1 (Neumarkt)
Tel. 0221/22123828
Opening hours: Thuesday & Thursday 10–20 hr, Wednesday & Friday 10-18 hr, Saturday 10-15 hr

University library (Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln)
Universitätsstr. 33
Tel. 0221/4702374
Opening hours: Monday & Wednesday 9-16:30 hr, Tuesday & Thursday 9-18 hr, Friday 9-13 hr

Theatre/Opera/Classical music

Theatre-Opera (Schauspielhaus/Oper)
Offenbachplatz, Tel. 0221/221-28400,

Philharmonic Hall (Philharmonie)
Bischofgartenstr. 1, Tel. 0221/20408-0,

Further offers
Information related to various Cologne theatres can be found at: 

The Cologne University of Music (Dagobertstr. 38, close to Ebertplatz) holds free concerts:

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