The German language school in Cologne!

TANDEM Köln: A meeting place for people from all over the world. Since 2004, we have been offering students from different cultures the opportunity to get to know and understand each other. Our relaxed and communicative yet focused atmosphere is the perfect environment to learn German in. You and your specific needs are always at the centre of the learning process.

We offer intensive, super-intensive and evening German courses at all levels throughout the year, as well as preparation courses for the TestDaF and telc exams. You can also take these exams at our school. Our qualified and motivated teachers love teaching German. They make the courses at TANDEM Köln lively and interactive, using a range of communicative and innovative teaching methods. Our staff focus on your individual needs and develop your speaking, writing, reading and listening abilities in equal measure.

We also organise a comprehensive social and cultural programme. Cologne offers a vibrant night-life and a wide variety of festivals, museums, interesting exhibitions, theatres and cinemas, and of course the unforgettable Cologne Carnival.
Looking for accommodation? No problem! We can arrange a room in a shared apartment or with a host family for the duration of your language course (including meals if requested).

TANDEM Cologne in pictures


Rolandstraße, 57
50677 Köln
Phone: +49 (0)221 - 3101030

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Learn German in Cologne!

You will find traces of more than 2000 years of history everywhere you turn in this cathedral city. Imposing buildings, fascinating museums and Cologne’s easy-going, fun-loving attitude – there is something to discover on every street corner here. Cologne Cathedral and its 157-metre-high spires are the city’s landmark and Germany’s most famous architectural monument. The interior of the cathedral is also well worth seeing, including the shrine of the Three Kings. In addition to the historic sights, Cologne is full of interesting and lively districts with many cafés, pubs and shops.

Lively and cosmopolitan, Cologne is the most populous city in western Germany with over a million inhabitants, making it the fourth largest city in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. Cologne oozes culture, boasting an opera house, the Philharmonie, important museums, a wealth of theatres and cinemas, concerts large and small, and well over 100 art galleries and antique dealers. In the evenings, there are countless clubs, bars and pubs where you can enjoy Cologne's lively night-life. The people of Cologne are cosmopolitan, friendly and very sociable, making this the perfect city to practice your German. Other annual highlights include the wild days of the Cologne Carnival each February and Cologne Pride in late June/early July.

City Hopping 

With TANDEM, you can split your German course across two cities. You can start your language course at TANDEM Köln and continue it at one of our partner schools in Bielefeld, Bremen, Frankfurt, Hamburg or Munich.