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Why study in Cologne?


  • Cologne is the fourth-largest city in Germany with over 1 million inhabitants. About ten percent of Cologne's population are students, and the city boasts more than 70 students' associations.

  • Next to Cologne's landmark the Cologne Cathedral, twelve large Romanesque churches, a medieval city centre and a multitude of Roman remains emphasise the city's history.

  • Cologne offers plenty of green areas, with numerous public parks and landscaped gardens. The 'Stadtwald' (city forest) is a great place for recreation, long walks or jogging, and you will find various lakes in and around Cologne.

  • The city is home to the fourth-largest trade fair in the world with 2 million visitors per year. In addition, the European headquarters of many large companies such as Ford, Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Microsoft are located in Cologne.

  • The city offers a pulsating nightlife with over 70 clubs and party locations, in addition to countless bars, restaurants and breweries – Cologne has the highest number of pubs per capita in the whole of Germany.