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Successfully choose the right property location or sell your own property in Cologne - with Engel & Völkers

Finding the right property in Cologne is a complex and time-consuming affair. It is not just the variety of real estate - villa, single or multi-family house, condominium, penthouse - that makes it a task to find the right piece of real estate, but also the choice of the district should not be neglected. The benefits of central or rural living can be explained by our Engel & Völkers estate agents. We have examined the special features, leisure activities and infrastructure of the Cologne districts and present these to real estate buyers and sellers within our Engel & Völkers district portraits for Cologne. Moreover our real estate agents will provide you with valuable information on sought-after residential areas of the individual neighborhoods and the target groups who prefer these neighborhoods and types of real estate that are offered for sale. The following districts are some that our real estate agents in Cologne are working in for you:

Cologne city center: Old Town North and South, Neustadt North and South, Agnesviertel, Riehl, Nippes, Ehrenfeld

Cologne south: Marienburg, Bayenthal, Hahnwald, Rodenkirchen, Sürth, Weiß, Rondorf

West of Cologne: Braunsfeld, Klettenberg, Junkersdorf, Sülz, Müngersdorf, Lindenthal, Weiden, Lövenich, Widdersdorf

Cologne Rechtsrheinisch: Deutz, Brück, Dellbrück, Rath-Heumar

With the local market knowledge and many years of experience in the marketing of real estate in the upper segment, the real estate agents at Engel & Völkers are well-trained to represent your concerns - whether buying or selling a villa, apartment or house in Cologne. With the information from the district portraits we would like to facilitate the search for your desired real estate location.

Living in the heart of Cologne - By buying a property in Old Town North or South

The Old Town North and the Old Town South are among the most desirable residential areas for the purchase of a property. Classic old-style apartments and trendy penthouse apartments with a view of the Rhine characterize the image of these neighborhoods and create a unique symbiosis of past and present. In Old Town North, homebuyers can enjoy the Cologne Opera, Philharmonic, Romanesque churches, numerous museums and - not to forget - the Cologne Cathedral. According to our Engel & Völkers real estate brokers, Rheinauhafen is one of the hottest addresses in the Old Town of South. In this exclusive area full of chic restaurants and galleries, you'll find the famous Crane Houses with luxury condos that are rarely offered for sale.

At the pulse of the city yet quiet - Neustadt Nord and Süd

Homebuyers who want a central location without having to put up with the hustle and bustle of the inner city center are attracted to the Neustadt Nord and Neustadt Süd districts. Our real estate agents look after the sale of condominiums from the Wilhelminian era, but also from more modern eras. In this part of Cologne, the Belgian Quarter and the "Kwartier Latäng" are part of the preferred residential areas. Another highlight are the green areas. In the west, the new city borders the inner green belt of Cologne, on the Rhine is also the Sculpture Park Cologne, as well as the Stadtgarten and the Fort X ensure a high recreational value.

Buy or sell real estate with history in the noble Agnes district

The Agnes district in the Neustadt-Nord is one of Cologne's most prestigious residential areas. Impressive Wilhelminian apartments have survived and make up much of the neighborhood's charm and exclusivity. Property seekers who want to buy an apartment in this district, are particularly interested in the location around the Weißenburgstraße, which boasts particularly beautiful and prestigious condominiums. For a variety of recreational activities Engel & Völkers recommends in particular the many restaurants, cafes and bars of this popular district. On rainy days, a visit to the district's own cinema presents itself as a great leisure activity.

Well connected with the purchase of a property in Riehl

Riehl is especially appreciated for its tranquility, green location and easy access to the cathedral city. According to our real estate agents, one of the most sought-after properties are large-scale single-family homes with preferred addresses, such as the Cologne Flora. In this park including botanical garden, homebuyers can stroll through a camellia forest, a dahlia garden or a palm tree avenue and relax. Next to it is the Cologne Zoo in Riehl, which is considered one of the most beautiful zoos in Germany. More than 700 species are housed here across 20 hectares.

Attractive residential area Nippes - Green living in Cologne

Our Engel & Völkers real estate agents recommend the purchase of a house or apartment in Nippes especially to young families who want to settle near the city. Green areas and parks offer plenty of space in Nippes for the little ones to play: There is the Nippes Tälchen including a water playground, the Nippeser Switzerland, which is part of the Inner Green Belt and some sports fields, the "Lohsepark" and the "Johannes Giesberts Park ". With the purchase of a property that our real estate agents offer for sale here, you also have the opportunity to use and enjoy the recreational area of Riehler Aue for walks, bike rides and other sports and leisure activities.

Art and cultural diversity in Ehrenfeld

Ehrenfeld may not be regarded as the center of the art world, but has now developed its own art scene and has earned itself the reputation of a hip and alternative district: On every street corner, property seekers can discover murals and graffiti arts and stores from around the world. Leisure time can be spent in various ways here. Four theaters, a fitness and spa area, restaurants and clubs provide entertainment and recreation. As far as the real estate offer is concerned, Ehrenfeld mainly boasts with houses from the Wilhelminian era and modern condominiums for sale.

Marienburg - Property in this prestigious residential area are in demand

The well-known villa district of Marienburg is one of the most prestigious addresses in Cologne and thus also one of the high-priced real estate locations in the Rhine metropolis. Since the villa colony was implemented according to a uniform development plan, it conveys a harmonious overall picture of imposing, mostly single-family design villas, which are located on beautiful avenues with old trees. A golf and tennis club, the outer green belt adjacent to the district as well as the nearby Rhine offer a sufficient range of recreational opportunities. With the purchase of a property in Marienburg, according to the Engel & Völkers real estate agents, you are also only about a 15 minutes minute drive from the center of Cologne.

Property diversity in Bayenthal - Villas, detached houses and apartments for sale

In Bayenthal, single-family houses, villas and modern apartments dominate the cityscape. In the north, in the direction of the center of Cologne, prospective buyers primarily find townhouses and condominiums that are offered for sale. The urban infrastructure in combination with a quiet residential area attracts many people to this part of Bayenthal. According to what our real estate agents typically notice, the southern part of the district is in demand because of the well-preserved old building substance. This is where the Dichter quarter is one of the best locations. Real estate owners can shop everyday necessities on the Goltsteinstraße as well as the Goltsteinforum, for more extensive shopping trips the center of Cologne can be reached within a few minutes by car. The Rhine promenade and the outer green belt provide a nature-loving environment for relaxing walks and sports activities.

A high quality of life attracts property seekers to Hahnwald

Hahnwald is one of the most prestigious residential areas in Cologne. Impressive villas for sale, spacious properties, proximity to the metropolis and good motorway connections contribute to the high quality of life of its locals. Property owners can quickly reach destinations such as Bonn, Aachen or Cologne / Bonn Airport via the Köln-Süd interchange. Even the recreational value is something that is varied in Hahnwald as our real estate agents know: The Forstbotanische garden, which adjoins the northern border of the district offers good recreational opportunities and relaxation and a nearby golf course and the tennis / hockey club MSC and riding stables inspire athletic property owners to matches.

The village charm makes Rodenkirchen quite endearing

The reason why Rodenkirchen attracts lies in the village character of this part of Cologne, which conveys a tranquility that slows down the hectic everyday life. Nevertheless, Rodenkirchen is not a sleepy nest, but creates an urban atmosphere with the best shopping connections thanks to a variety of boutiques and specialty shops, which are located in the center. The extensive green areas, such as the recreational area Friedenswald in the Forstbotanischer Garten and the Cologne green belt, increase the recreational value and the quality of life and make Rodenkirchen attractive for the purchase of a property especially for families. In addition, the district scores with some architectural attractions: These include, among others, the Art Nouveau Villa Malta, the St. Joseph Church of the famous architects Dominikus and Gottfried Böhm and the Church of Old Sankt Maternus, the oldest part of which dates back to the 10th century.

Close to the city and green: Braunsfeld is an ideal location for the sale of your property

The cozy little Braunsfeld with 11,000 inhabitants is known as an idyllic district, especially families and older people usually buy a house or a villa here. The proximity to the city center of Cologne, the quiet location and the popular city forest make for a high demand for properties for sale in this district. Particularly desirable as a real estate location is the villa settlement on Stadtwald. The high-quality houses convince with extensive land in a very good location and are therefore rarely available on the market. In addition, Braunsfeld has much more to offer in recreational value. Our Engel & Völkers real estate agents are sure that the choice between tennis courts, the Rheinenergiestadion and swimming pools will meet the needs of real estate buyers.

Klettenberg - High recreational value and numerous green areas

In Klettenberg, families feel particularly well. The child-friendly, green surroundings and the manageable size of the district contribute to this significantly. The range of properties for sale is family-oriented and mainly comprises apartment buildings.

As far as leisure activities are concerned, you will be spoiled in Klettenberg. The gardening club KGV invites friends of the green thumb to grill, weed and plan as their heart desires, the grassroots sports association DJK Südwest 1920/27 eV offers a wide range of sports activities such as children's gymnastics, volleyball or judo, and even rugby is one of the sports that can be practiced in the rugby club ASV Cologne Rugby.

Properties in Junkersdorf are attractive due to their proximity to nature

In Junkersdorf, above all, the noble villa settlement on the outer green belt, which was created in the late 1920s, is known for its beautiful single-family homes and impressive villas and coveted by real estate buyers. In a few minutes, homeowners reach the Outer Green Belt, which is the largest green area in Cologne with 800 hectares. The vastness of the park invites to long walks and various sports and leisure activities. The infrastructure in Junkersdorf is, as our real estate agents can assure, very well developed. By car, real estate owners reach Cologne's city center in less than 20 minutes and the public transport network transports its passengers to almost every destination in Cologne.

Sülz is loved above all by singles and young families as a real estate location

Sülz is characterized by a relatively low average age and vitality and is thus particularly popular with singles and young families for the purchase of a townhouse or loft. In hardly any other district of Cologne is it greener than in Sülz. First, Sülz is embedded between the outer and inner green belt of Cologne. Other green areas are the Beethovenpark and the allotment colony. Especially the south is very close to nature and characterized by very good residential areas. From a technical point of view, the district is well positioned and has two elementary and one junior high school, three grammar schools and two special schools.

Living in the "Painters Quarter" - Müngersdorf enjoys a high reputation among real estate buyers

The "painters quarter" in Müngersdorf is considered one of the most beautiful and sought-after residential districts of Cologne. Here, the real estate agents of Engel & Völkers mainly sell noble villas and spacious single-family homes. As far as leisure time is concerned, Sülz offers proximity to the city forest, several sports and horse riding clubs and the RheinEnergie Sportpark sports complex. Real estate owners reach the city center of Cologne within ten to fifteen minutes, and the A1 motorway connects the district links with the surrounding areas.

Property for sale in Lindenthal - What the west of Cologne is known for

An excellent infrastructure, diverse shopping facilities and a wide range of educational facilities make Lindenthal one of the most sought-after residential areas in Cologne. There is also no lack of green spaces in Lindenthal: The Stadtwald, Beethovenpark, the Decksteiner and the Adenauer Weiher as well as other parks invite you to relax and enjoy various leisure activities. With the purchase of a property in Lindenthal property seekers acquire a property at the first address in the west of Cologne, which is known thanks to research facilities such as the University Hospital and the University of Cologne, far beyond the city limits of the cathedral city.

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