Cologne, Germany is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with more than 2,000 years of history. You can also find several modern areas. Located in the north of the country, it is the fourth largest city in Germany, and the strongest economic center of the region. Culture has a huge importance in the city; there are considerable museums, theaters, and cinemas, besides the Opera and the Philharmonic. Besides the wide variety of concerts, there are more than a hundred art galleries and an immeasurable quantity of old shops with antiques and treasures.
Thanks to its history, gastronomy, and the large number of media companies in the area, and its carnival, the most beautiful and famous in the country, Cologne has become one of the most visited destinations in Europe. If you are a lover of culture, this is the city where you should learn German.
The Cathedral is known as one of the most beautiful places of worship in the world. Along with the Hohenzollern Bridge, the most used railway bridge in Germany, these are the most frequently represented monuments of the city.
To observe the contrast between history and the modern part of Cologne, Germany, you only have to walk along the banks of the Rhine River. This is one of the most important conduits in Europe. Or if you want to enjoy a birds-eye view of the city, you will only have to go to the Koelntriangle, a viewpoint for 360° panoramic vistas.
In addition, the historic center is almost a required visit, especially in the evening, when you can experience a great nightlife at the end of the day. There are a wide variety of bars and clubs that are considered the best meeting places.
From you will be able to easily get away to discover other German cities such as Bonn or Düsseldorf. This is the perfect plan to enjoy the weekends and to explore the culture of the country and, of course, to practice German.
TANDEM Köln proposes 6 top experiences in Cologne, Germany
“Best view of Cologne”
“Germany’s most visited landmark, and currently the tallest twin-spired church at 157 meters”
The Cologne Christmas Market
“Picturesque and atmospheric”
Botanical Gardens Flora
“Amazing gardens for a stroll and relaxation in the greenery”
“Spectacular Asian styled spa with several different pools, saunas and lounge areas”
“A hidden secret, the archaeological zone of Cologne”
Discover Cologne and learn German at the same time!
TANDEM Köln offers intensive German courses, evening classes and courses to prepare certification exams. With a qualified and friendly team of teachers, the school provides students with all the necessary tools for learning or improving the German language in a quiet and communicative environment.
City hopping with TANDEM International
We offer combined German courses in different locations. You can start your German course in TANDEM Köln and continue in one of our partner schools in Berlin, Bielefeld, Bremen, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg and Munich.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more details about our discounts for combined courses!
Germany is a culture-rich country with an extensive history and a bright society. It has abundant traditions which attract millions of visitors to Oktoberfest in Munich, or Carnival in Cologne.
The German language often gets labeled as a very difficult language to learn. Although German is not a Romance language like some of its European neighbors, there are many benefits and unexpected surprises learning this seemingly challenging language.