Opportunity for spouses

Currently the MPI for Biology of Ageing has cooperation with the University of Cologne´s placement office. They can assist in locating appropriate jobs for the spouses of MPI employees provided that these positions are open and are available.

Daycare / schools

The IO keeps an updated list of all international and bi-lingual schools in the Cologne/ Bonn area. We also have cooperation with several daycares near the institute. Places are limited, so please contact the IO as soon as possible if you need a spot reserved for your child.

MPI activities for family

  • Annual Family Outing
    This is a new activity organized for the entire family that takes place during the summer. Please keep posted for updated info.
  • Coffee at Bastian's
    A couple of times a year the spouses of MPI employees get together for an informal meeting over a cup of coffee at Bastian's Café in Neumarkt. Contact Helen.Antebi(at) for more info.

Leisure time

One thing for sure, you never find a dull moment living in Cologne. There are enormous choices of things to see and do all year around. Whether you are into ballroom dancing, brews, or Baselitz, you will always find something interesting to do in Cologne. See our monthly postings for the events happening in and around town.

Local activities:

Chocolate museum

Allure of Skyscrapers / Mongolian Food

Sightseeing Tours (in several languages possible)

Swimming pools:

Naturbad Fühlinger See

Kombibad Zundorf-Swimming Pool & Sauna

Freibad Vingst

Amusement parks:


Bubenheimer Spieleland

Adventure / knowledge:


Naturgut Ophoven Solar energy

Sports / fun:

Rope Island

Bowling / Billiard / Dart / Airhockey /Tennis

Sports Adventure Hall


Sportcenter Kautz / Indoor Soccer/Golf, Squash, Badminton, Tennis