Ms. Lisa Barlage, Country Manager, The Local Stay, is our preferred partner to organize short-term furnished housing for students.

Lisa has herself studied at Hochschule Fresenius and spent a semester at Berkeley College. She brings her international experience of having studied and lived in Shanghai, New York and of course Cologne, Germany.

All students in the 2019 cohort are staying in the same building in an area called Mülheim.

The apartments are in the same building, very centrally located in a quiet side street and is only one stop far from the trade fair or two stops from Cologne Deutz train station. These all make them an ideal accommodation for students and business travelers. Everything for everyday use (supermarket, bank, post office, pharmacy), as well as public transport links (tram, bus, train station) are located in the immediate vicinity. Cologne (Köln) offers a many attractions, led by its famous cathedral whose filigree twin spires dominate the skyline. The city’s museum landscape is especially strong when it comes to art but also has something in store for fans of chocolate, sports and even Roman History. Cologne’s people are known for their liberalism and joie de vivre; it’s easy to have a good time with them in the beer halls of the Altstadt or during Carnival!

  • 2 Bedroom: The interior includes two bedrooms (three single beds in one and two in the other room), flat screen TV, dining or working desk, a separate kitchen with appliances such as stove top with oven, kettle, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator with a separate freezer, dishwasher, crockery and cutlery, and bathroom with shower and toilet. For your convenience, parking space, heating and Wi-Fi are available. There is a shared washing machine in the building.
  • 3 Bedroom: The apartment features 3 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom. In each bedroom are 3 Twin beds and a closet for your belongings. There is also a desk and television in the apartment. The kitchen includes a refrigerator, stove and oven. There is also cutlery and crockery as well as pots and pans for home-cooked meals. The marble tiled bathroom features a shower. For your convenience, heating and Wi-Fi is available. There is a shared washing machine in the building.
Melanie Weber

“This area in Cologne is popular with students and young people and it has a very international flair. With trains the students would reach the center really fast, and 30 min is the average commuting time here…”

The address is: Gaussstrasse 34, 51063 Köln

Tips: Ehrenfeld and the Belgian Quarter are great to go out and have food. Generally, Cologne is a pretty international city (Mühlheim is very multinational especially) with various nationalities living here and and the people are seen as most open-minded in Germany!

There are several options to get to the Mediapark:

1. Go to U-Bahn Station „Stegerwaldsiedlung“, take the 3 or 4 line (direction Bocklemünd)  until station “Bf Deutz, Messe, Lanxess Arena “, change to S-Bahn (green S sign) and take line S6 (Köln Worringen) ,S11 (Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal), S12 (Horrem) or S13 (Düren) until station „Hansaring“, walk 5 minutes to Mediapark.

2. Go to U-Bahn Station „Stegerwaldsiedlung“, take the 3 or 4 (Bocklemünd) line until station „Friesenplatz“, change to line 12 (Köln Merkenich) or 15 (Köln Chorweiler) until station „ChristophStr./Mediapark“ and walk 5 minutes to Mediapark.

3. Go to Street: Auenweg, Köln Mühlheim., take bus 250 to Bf Deutz/Messeplatz, walk to the train station Deutz and take S-line S6 (Köln Worringen) ,S11 (Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal), S12 (Horrem) or S13 (Düren) until station „Hansaring“, walk 5 minutes to Mediapark.

4. Walk to S-line station Köln Buchforst (20 minutes walk) and take S6 (Köln Worringen) or S11 (Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal) to the station „Hansaring“, walk 5 minutes to Mediapark.