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Köln 50678 Germany

Listing # 118468

Rates From EUR 2200 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 8, 2018

3-4 Bedroom appartment in a historical building at the heart of Cologne

The apartment in on the third floor of a 4 story house built around 1886 in the Südstadt of Cologne. It was fully renovated in 2006 according to the highest standards (Stuck ceilings in representative rooms, wooden floors) . With a kitchen, a living room with a grand, one large bathroom, with shower and bathtub, one large parental bedroom, 1 children bedrooms (an additional one can be made available if needed) and one office/guestroom, the apartment is perfectly suited for a family as much as for anyone in search of a spacious place to live in.
The Südstadt is perfectly central. By bike, you need no more than 10 min to reach the University of Cologne. As many as 3 bus lines and one tram can drive you directly to the main train station, from which you can reach the Universities of Bonn or Düsseldorf within 40-50 min.
The Südstadt is like a village in the city. It is a lively neighbourhood with lots of cafés, delicious restaurants, etc.. You will surely enjoy the long walks along the Rhine. There are also many excellent public schools within 10 min walk. We can certainly assist in the organization of your stay (childcare, school choice etc...). Absolutely everything you need is within walking distance, so that no car is needed. Should you however need one, there are multiple car-sharing opportunities within 2 min walks (Car-to-Go, Cambio car).


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
140 Sq. Meters
Suited for
5 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Sunday, July 29, 2018 until Sunday, June 30, 2019
Minimum Stay
6 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Köln
Postal Code - State or Province 50678 NRW
Country Germany
Neighborhood Keywords Südstadt
Closest University University of Cologne
University nearby University of Bonn, University of Düsseldorf

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Boston
Postal Code
State or Province
United States of America

Neighborhood Keywords
Longwood, Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Arlington
Closest University
Harvard University

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Saturday, September 1, 2018 until Monday, July 1, 2019

Rental Price:

EUR 2200 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Long Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Piano
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I head the research group of Plant Molecular Ecology at the University of Cologne, where I also teach Plant Ecology and Population Genetics at Graduate and Undergraduate levels. I have just received a Fulbright Travel Scholarship, which enables me to join the Harvard Medical School in September 2018. I hope to be able to establish parallels between humans and plants in the relative impact of positive and negative selection on the evolution of gene regulatory variation. With my 3 children, aged 10, 13 and 14 and my husband, we are now looking for a home around Boston. Our home is available for rent (or exchange) as well. It is in the city center of Cologne, 10 min away from Cologne University, one of the largest universities in Germany.

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