Image by Judith Salamon

Schillplatz – The heart of Nippes

Mind your step! Little screevers around!

What I can see when I walk across the Schillplatz towards the underground station is a lot of children running around, playing, and sometimes drawing little artworks with chalk on the pavement.

The parents that belong to the children (and the rest of Nippes) enjoy themselves in Morio (check the excellent wines there) or Gernots restaurant, which offers the best schnitzel of the neighbourhood and allows you to spot some local celebrities from time to time…

The hipsters and students bring their own blankets and drinks from the next Büdchen and make themselves comfortable on the pavement. The oldies are sitting on the benches on the left side of the place. It’s really a place for everyone in the neighbourhood!

From time to time there are musicians playing on the Schillplatz. Then the atmosphere becomes really magical.

It’s the fact that, whenever you are in Nippes, you sooner or later cross the Schillplatz that makes it such a special place to me!

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Details about this spot



Schillstraße, Cologne

Opening Times

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