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Guide to Finding Halal Food and Mosques in Cologne

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Cologne has a good population of Muslims, as many as 120,000 that make up almost 12% of the population of the city

Here is guide to halal restaurants, food and mosques in Cologne. A large number of Muslims in Cologne are of Turkish origin. The district of Ehrenfeld is where the Central Masjid of Cologne is being built. The neighbourhood of Bickendorf in Ehrenfeld has a large population of Muslims. The area of Nordstadt also has a good population of Muslims.

The largest Masjid of Cologne is under construction, the Central Masjid is proposed to accommodate almost 2000 to 4000 worshippers. Some of the other prominent Masaajid in Cologne include:

• Atif Masjid at VogelsangerStrabe 210
• Islamic Kultural Zentrum at Vogelsangerstr 290
• Barbaros Masjid at Kyyhausersstr 26
• Menschenisch Masjid, An der Fuhr 3-108
• Mevlana Mosque, Merheimerstr 229
• Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Montanusstr 76

Cologne also offers a range of halal restaurants. There are numerous Turkish and Middle Eastern restaurants where visitors can relish on delicious food and snacks. You can ask at the Masjid or inquire with locals about Muslim/halal restaurants. A number of halal restaurants can be found around Nordstadt and Ehrenfeld. sSome of the halal dining outlets in the city include:

• Arena Grill (Turkish cuisine) at ConstantinStraße 94, Cologne
• Pizza Pazza (Italian cuisine) at Hochstadenstrasse 35, Cologne
• KoySofrasi (Turkish cuisine) at Venloerstrabe 205, Cologne
• Sam's Home of Mexican Döner (Syrian cuisine) at Genovevastraße 2, Cologne
• Arslan Kebab (Turkish cuisine) at Venloerstrabe 79, Cologne
• Damla Baklava (Turkish cuisine) at MontanusStrabe 61, Cologne
• Kilim Restaurant (Turkish cuisine) at Keupstrabe 69, Cologne

Several of these restaurants are certified by halal bodies whereas others are owned by Muslims and they confirm the halal status of the restaurant. However, visitors should always ask with the staff about halal authenticity of the food before dining.

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Germany Info



Germany is located in Central Europe. It covers a total area of 357,021 km2 including 7,798 km2 of water. Germany is the seventh largest country by area in Europe.


A population of close to 81.8 Million. Muslims account for about 5.4% of the population.


Most of the country's climate is temperate. Although summer temperatures can exceed 30 °C it tend to be cool with rainfall. Winters are generally mild.


German is the official language. Danish, Sorbian and Romany are widely used as well.


Summer: GMT +2


General: 9 AM to 5 PM


German Unity Day: October 3rd
May Day: May 1st
Christmas: December 25th
New Year's Day: January 1st




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