Numerous charitable organisations offer leisure activities for young and old in Cologne. Here you will find an overview of the civic centres and sports clubs in Cologne, upcoming free events and much more in order to organise your leisure time.

MobilPass Tickets

For many users of the regional transport company Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS), it is possible to register and receive a MobilPass from their responsible JobCenter or social welfare Office, or rather from the Rhineland Regional Association (LVR) - and so doing, they can acquire bus and train tickets at a discounted price. More information in various languages is available for download.

Verkehrsbund Rhein-Sieg MobilPass-Tickets

Railways in Cologne

The KVB Buses and Trams

Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe

Anywhere you want to go

This multilingual app allows you to search for and plan your bus and train connections.

App "Anywhere you want to go" (App "Wohin Du willst")

Traffic Rules for Bicycles

The most important Traffic Rules for Bicycles (flyer in Albanian, Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German).

Traffic Rules for Bicycles

Please note that the following links lead to websites in German!

Community centres

The community centres in Cologne offer numerous possibilities for leisure activities, cultural programmes and social services.

Usually, the offers are intended for all ages and population groups in the city district.


Community centres in Cologne

Community Reporter

Workshops free of charge - Register now!

Is there something you would like to say or a story you wish to share? Become a Community Reporter and participate in one of our free training courses, where you will learn all about

  • Editorial guidelines
  • Legal aspects
  • Different techniques depending on the media focus, such as producing videos or Podcasts
Community Reporter

Events calendar

Have a look at our events calendar, many of our events are free of Charge.

Events Calendar

Sports Clubs

Here you will find an overview of sports Clubs.

Sports activities in Cologne

Leisure offers for refugee children

Cologne is a very lively city. Any number of organisations and parks offer opportunities for children and youngsters to enjoy their leisure time.

Refugee children are also welcome!

Please note that the following links lead to websites in German!

Offers for children and youngsters
Family park under the Zoo bridge
The Kap 686 Skate Plaza in the Rheinauhafen