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Gummi Grün – Rubber and plastic items

Gummi Grün is one of the few owner-run shops in Cologne’s city center that has survived every trend of being modern or hip.

Even if you don’t need a new bathing cap, a rubber hose or a plastic funnel, it could be a curious experience to drop by and admire the peculiar accumulation of rubber items in Richmodstr. 3-7. 

When you enter the store you’ll feel like going back in time. I was surprised when I learned that the company moved to the current location only in 1992, because the time jump feels much bigger. In fact, Gummi Grün looks back on a tradition of more than 125 years. Of course, the items and interior aren’t that vintage, but definitely make you feel going back to the past. 

I recently stepped into Gummi Grün in order to buy a new hot water bottle and I enjoyed every little moment of being attended by the employees. I had the choice of several specimens and when I finally made my choice I got a hand-written receipt that I had to show at the cash office. I paid and then my product was handed over to me.

Next time I need rubber boots or a watering can, I will definitely go back to Gummi Grün to savor this very attentive and old-fashioned customer service again!

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Details about this spot

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Address

Richmodstraße 3-7, Cologne

Telephone number

+49221253048

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:30, Sat 09:30 - 16:00

Price

Watering can 5L: € 5.95

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)