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.