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8 Best Places to Live in Germany

By Betsy Burlingame

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7) Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

With a population of just over 1 million people, Cologne is Germany's 4th largest city. Cologne is in close proximity to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and even Paris if you take the high-speed Thalys train. The Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) has always been the heart of this 2,000-year-old city and it's biggest tourist attraction. Expats living in Cologne enjoy Karneval, boat trips on the Rhine and a glass of Kölsch at one of the breweries in The Old Town.

For expat families, Cologne International School and St. George's English International School are options.

Harry-Blum Square at Rheinauhafen

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

First Published: Oct 09, 2017

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