Refugium Cologne

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Refugium – Schocken and chill

The Refugium is an institution. It was opened more than twenty years ago by Uli and Karl and has gained more and more charm ever since. 

The one thing I love about this place is the decoration. It is hard to find a spot on the walls that is not filled with some weird piece of its nostalgic decor, a sign, a book, bottles or even cuckoo clocks. Whenever I take a look at the wall I can discover a new piece. 

Also, this place is for the players. Pool, darts, board games, and most importantly: Schocken, a game with dice and some chips on a stick. People in Cologne are crazy about it! Since I can’t remember the rules, I am quite lucky the players are always happy to explain them. Especially at the Refugium with its famous Schocker-friendly environment. 

Try it out and you will experience that Schocken belongs to Cologne’s culture as much as the Refugium.

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Details about this spot



Herthastraße 1, Cologne

Opening Times

15:30 - 01:00 daily


Koelsch: € 1.50


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