Learn German in Cologne

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Fall in love with one of Germany’s oldest cities as you learn German in Cologne! As one of Germany’s most liberal cities, it’s a hotspot for arts and culture, contrasting perfectly with centuries of history and Gothic splendour, and you’ll get to experience it all as you study German in Cologne. A German course in Cologne will place you right in the centre of this open-minded metropolis, where you’ll discover lively beer halls and quaint old streets, all with a view of the Rhine!


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German schools in Cologne

On a German course in Cologne, you’ll discover the city’s perfect blend of the modern and the traditional, where the stunning cathedral towers over hip, stylish streets and quaint old alleys packed with charm. You’ll feel welcomed at one of our partner schools in the city, and you’ll practise your German in the most authentic way possible, using it every day of your language course abroad as you discover the city’s delights. From the Cologne Chocolate Museum to the Heumarkt, you’ll be immersed in the city’s sights as you study German in Cologne!


Why study German in Cologne?

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City life
  • Cologne is a lively city, and there are so many sights to see on a German course in Cologne, from the historic Cologne Cathedral to the contemporary Museum Ludwig art gallery - contact us for more information about living in Cologne.
  • As you study German abroad in Cologne, don’t miss your chance to take a cruise along the Rhine, try a traditional Kolsch beer in the lively Belgian District, and wander the streets of the Old Town!
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  • There’s so much to explore on a language study holiday in Cologne - if you’re looking for thrills, then Phantasialand theme park is the place to go, while a Rhine cruise could take you as far as charming Linz am Rhein.
  • If you’re a wine lover, then the Ahr Valley is the place to visit fantastic vineyards and taste the spoils of the valley, while nearby Düsseldorf is a lively, modern German city.
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  • Cologne offers a wealth of experiences for you to enjoy as you study German abroad, from river cruises to cycling tours of the city.
  • Relax and enjoy a round of golf at one of the local clubs in the city, or join a guided tour of the breweries in the city - the perfect way to explore local culture! 

Popular questions about studying German in Cologne:

How much does it cost to live and study in Cologne?

You don’t need to worry about going over budget studying German in Cologne, a city where a beer costs just 2 EUR! An evening meal could come to just 15 EUR, while entrance to a museum will be around 10 EUR. To get around the city, you can buy a 24-hour ticket which costs just 7.30 EUR. Our German courses in Cologne start from 230 EUR per week, and you can reach out to ESL for a free quote for your language studies abroad in Germany. 


What are the benefits of studying German in Cologne?

  • Cologne is a lively city, where, as you study German abroad, you can explore the history, modern art, and incredible food scene!
  • From the innovative jobs market to local attractions, there’s something for everyone in Cologne, and you’ll make quick progress in your language skills at the same time.

What type of German courses can I study in Cologne?

Whether you have clear goals in mind or not, at ESL we can help you create the ideal learning course abroad. Our partner schools offer a wide range of choice, so just let us know what you want to achieve and we’ll find the right German course in Cologne for you! Some of our courses include:

  • Language lessons from A1 to C1 level
  • Combined private and group courses
  • Exam preparation courses (Goethe Zertifikat, TELC)
  • Business German courses

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