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BLOG COLOGNE

BLOG COLOGNE

Viva Colonia! With its 1.1 million inhabitants, Cologne is among the top five of Germany’s largest cities. One thing is clear: in a city like that, lack of space is inevitable. For this reason, LAGERBOX has set up shop there, too, and will soon open its third location.

Besides the lack of space, Cologne is a city with a very high quality of life and fantastic sights that you really won’t find anywhere else.

People from Cologne are generally considered open-minded and fun-loving. They are easily recognised by their distinct Rhinelandic dialect, especially among older people. Although they are dubbed “Immis” by the locals, the city quickly integrates newcomers. Cologne is divided by the Rhine, a major river, into the left and the right bank. For many residents of Cologne, living on the right bank of the Rhine equals living on the "Schäl Sick", the worse side.

That has to do more with the city’s history than with the right bank actually being worse off. The city’s greatest sight is without doubt Cologne Cathedral. The huge church sits directly next to the main station and is the first thing any traveller will see. In addition to the Cathedral, people from Cologne value four other things above all else: Carnival, 1. FC Köln, beer (Kölsch), and tolerance. Carnival is considered the fifth season of the year by many during which people celebrate big parties and cheer the street parades with Cologne music and sweets. With its 100,000 members, 1. FC Cologne is one of Germany’s largest football clubs and is admired by many.

RheinEnergieStadion is definitely worth a visit. The above-mentioned tolerance is reflected, among other things, by Cologne’s pride street parade on Christopher Street Day, or CSD for short.

Those looking to party in Cologne should head to Kölner Ringen, the central road for nightlife right in the middle of the city. Schildergasse in the city centre is great for shopping. Other sights in Cologne include a bridge that is known for its love locks, a chocolate museum, and the so-called crane houses. In addition to its beautiful old town, it also has some lovely parks such as the Grüngürtel or the Aachener Weiher. If you want to marvel at Cologne from above, you can take a gondola over the Rhine that starts right next to Cologne Zoo.

As you can see, there are more than a few good reasons to make Cologne your new home. If you require space to store your belongings because of the city’s difficult housing situation, LAGERBOX will soon have three storage facilities in the Cathedral City: the first is at Mathias Brüggen Strasse 2 in Ossendorf, which is also where the LAGERBOX headquarters are, one at Rolshover Strasse 227 in Poll, and a new location at Clevischer Ring 127a in Mühlheim, opening in the second quarter of 2022.

Feel free to drop by!