Expat Guide to Living in Cologne
Whether you're already living in Cologne or preparing to move to Cologne, our Expat Guide to Living in Germany offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Cologne. For answers to specific questions, visit our Germany Forum to talk with expats in Cologne.
Expats in Cologne, Germany share tips for living in Cologne from international schools to Karneval. They also discuss the shocking events of New Year's Eve 2015 and how that has impacted life in Cologne.
More Culture Shock Reports for Cologne
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Cologne handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Cologne:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Cologne Reports
What are people's priorities in Cologne - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Cologne:
Moving Overseas Report
What should you take with you when you move to Cologne? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Cologne? Help others moving to Cologne by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
International School Report
Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Cologne with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Cologne, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.
Submit an International School Review
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Dream vs. Reality of Living in Cologne Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Cologne. If you are already living in Cologne, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Cologne:
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Cologne by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Cologne? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Cologne? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report