We are a group of quakers and "friends of Friends" in Cologne, Bonn, Aachen and the surrounding area. Although the group is small, we enjoy meeting together regularly for worship, where, in silence, we try to be open to the divine. Arising from this, we consider that the whole of life should be lived as a sacrament.
Our Monthly Meeting is a part of the German Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), a recognised organisation.
From the internet pages
www.quaeker.org you can find out (in German) about the faith and practice of Quakers here. For information in English click here.
In seventeenth century England it was usual to address your equals as „thee/thou“ and your superiors as „you“. English Quakers, considering everyone to be equal in the sight of God, refused to use „you“. German Quakers continue this tradition by addressing other Quakers, friends of Friends or guests as „Du“. We also practice it in the German part of our website. This should in no way be interpreted as lack of respect or over-familiarity.
Our programme calendar will give you an idea of the range of our activities. Your are invited to contact us or to visit one of our meetings. Venues and dates do sometimes have to be changed at short notice so you would be wise to contact us before coming.
Our regular "unprogrammed" Meetings for Worship, based on silence, take place:
on the 4th Sunday of the month
at 11am in the
Quäker Nachbarschaftsheim, (Neighbourhood centre/NBH),
Doris Roper Haus,
on the 1st Sunday of even months at 10am at
Café Mundo, Welthaus, An der Schanz 1 (directly at the railway-station Aachen Schanz)
There are also regular meetings in the rural area of Nümbrecht and sporadic meetings in Bonn.
Please use the contact-form to request information.
How to find us
The Quäker Nachbarschaftsheim is within walking distance of the Deutsche Bahn station Bahnhof Köln West, and the post-tower Colonius at the junktion of Innere Kanalstr and Venloerstr. Cars can be parked in front of the Nachbarschaftsheim in Kreutzerstrasse. Doris Roper Haus is right at the end of the complex of buildings, up the steps, facing into the park.
Arriving by car
from the north, along Innere Kanalstr, cross Venloerstr and pull over to the left traffic lane. After 100 metres, at the traffic ligth Vogelsangerstr, make a U turn leading back to Venloerstr which you should turn into. The first turning on your right is Kreutzerstr which you should follow all the way to the end.
from the south, along Innere Kanalstr, turn right at Venloerstr and right again into Kreutzerstr which you follow to the end.
By tram 3, 4 or 5 to Bahnhof Köln West (Hans-Böckler-Platz). Walk westwards along Venloerstr 300 metres before turning left into Kreutzerstr.
By train to Cologne main station and then tramline 5 or S-Bahn to Köln West station/Hans-Böckler-Platz. Some trains from the south stop at Köln West. From there as, above. To netplan of lines of VRS...
FOR A DETAILED PLAN OF THE WAY PLEASE CLICK HERE.