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Cologne

The city of joy.

The location of the million-strong city on the Rhine even impressed the Romans who settled there approx. 2,000 years ago. But the people of Cologne are much more famous for their cheerful nature, openness and ability to quickly enter into conversations with other people. Take advantage of it.

Youth camps

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Highlights

  • Cultural metropolis Cologne Photo: Colourbox.de/r.classen

    Cultural metropolis Cologne

    Not only the cathedral makes the Rhine metropolis so impressive, the city also offers an extensive range of cultural events and shopping.

  • Rheinauen Photo: Colourbox.de/Sue Martin

    Rheinauen

    The popular recreation area for the people of Cologne reflects the beauty of the Rhine.

  • Beethoven city Bonn Photo: Getty Images

    Beethoven city Bonn

    Roman fort, birthplace of Beethoven, former capital of Germany – Bonn has a lot of history.

For example: badminton, barbecue, basketball, beach volleyball, bowling, city walking tours, cycling, foosball, handball, hiking, inline skating, jogging, miniputt, movie nights, museum visits, paddling, soccer, sports field, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Supervised transfer from Düsseldorf airport

A transfer service between Düsseldorf airport (DUS) and the course location in Cologne will be offered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the official arrival and departure days (waiting times may be involved).

This costs EUR 150 for arrival and departure. You can register for the transfer up to 4 weeks before the start of the course. Please use our online form to register.
 
One of our employees will be waiting at the transit area exit in the arrivals hall to greet the children when they arrive.
 
He/she will be carrying a Goethe-Institut sign and will have identification. For organisational reasons, we cannot tell you the name of the employee until three days before the start of the course, at the earliest.
 
On the departure day, we will accompany your child as far as the airport check-in.
 
In the event of the flight being delayed, please note that a transfer outside the official transfer times will not be possible. In this case, you will have to take a taxi instead. The costs are around EUR 125.

Individual arrival by plane

You can also organise your arrival yourself. The most convenient airport is Cologne/Bonn (CGN). A taxi transfer from the airport to the course location costs around EUR 45.
Destination address: Jugendherberge Köln-Riehl, An der Schanz 14, 50735 Köln

Individual arrival by train

You can also organise your arrival yourself. The nearest train station is Cologne. A taxi transfer from the train station to the course location costs around EUR 15.
Destination address: Jugendherberge Köln-Riehl, An der Schanz 14, 50735 Köln

Contact before the course starts

Please direct all of your questions and messages to the Goethe Institute's head office before the course starts: 
jugend@goethe.de
Phone: +49 89 15921-800

Address and telephone numbers during the course

Jugendherberge Köln-Riehl
An der Schanz 14
50735 Köln
Germany

Phone and E-mail: will be communicated on Friday before the course starts.

Young learners course blog

blog.goethe.de/jugendkurse  

Further information

Hannah, 23, supervisor on the youth camps Photo: Goethe-Institut/Thomas Koy

“We manage to get along with each other on the courses in a peaceful, happy and tolerant manner – so you think to yourself: it's not that difficult and it must be possible for the rest of the world to manage!”

Hannah, 23, supervisor on the youth camps

Any other questions?
We would be happy to advise you:

Any other questions? +49 89 15921-200 We would be happy to advise you: jugend@goethe.de