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Hospital Cologne-Merheim

Cologne, Germany

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Hospital Cologne-Merheim ranks among the top German medical centers! 

The health facility is an academic hospital of Witten/Herdecke University, which gives patients access to the very latest developments in European medicine. The Hospital Cologne-Merheim positions itself as a maximum care medical center, which is why it offers a wide range of high-quality medical services. The hospital has 752 beds in 13 specialized departments. More than 28,000 inpatients are treated here every year. Outpatient care is also provided for many medical specialties. The hospital also collaborates closely with the University Hospital Cologne, carrying out fruitful work at the Transplant Center.

The most successful areas of clinical practice in the medical center are neurosurgery, pulmonology, transplantology, surgery (in particular, minimally invasive), cardiology, traumatology, joint replacement surgery, and plastic surgery. The Departments of Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Neuroradiology, and Palliative Care are also distinguished by top-class medical service. In addition, the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery provide effective early rehabilitation programs for patients with stroke, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, and other neurological diseases. Comprehensive treatment of such a level is available only at highly specialized and best medical facilities in Germany.

The hospital has several ultramodern intensive care units, where patients in critical condition are treated.

It is worth noting that the hospital was the first in the region to be certified in accordance with KTQ® (Cooperation for Transparency and Quality in Health Care). The certification process is repeated every three years, and each time the hospital passes it with excellent results.

The basis for high-quality medical services lies in state-of-the-art equipment, the application of effective and reliable therapeutic methods, and the vast clinical experience and professionalism of doctors and nursing staff. The main value for each employee at the hospital is the patient's health. Doctors devote enough time to personal communication with patients in order to establish a trusting relationship and explain the details of upcoming treatment.

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Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

Norbert Schrage Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.

Department of Gastroenterology

Arno Dormann Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonology

Stéphane Collaud Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Nephrology

Achim Jörres Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Neurology and Epileptology

Volker Limmroth Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Radiation Therapy

Michaela Hammer-Hellmig Dr. med.

Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery

Bertil Bouillon Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Endocrinology

Axel Meissner Prof. Dr. med.


Patients rooms

The patients of the Hospital Cologne-Merheim live in single and double rooms. All patient rooms are cozy and designed in light colors. Each patient room has an ensuite bathroom with a shower and a toilet. The furnishings of a standard patient room include an automatically adjustable bed, a bedside table with a pull-out tray, a wardrobe for personal belongings, a table and chairs for receiving visitors, a TV, and a telephone. Wi-Fi is also available in the patient rooms.

If desired, patients may stay in an enhanced-comfort room, which additionally provides a safe, a mini-fridge, and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patients are offered three tasty and healthy meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast and dinner are served as buffets, and for lunch, there is a set of three menus to choose from.

If, for some reason, you do not eat all the foods, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:



There is a chapel on the territory of the hospital, where Catholic and Evangelical worship is regularly held on Sundays and religious holidays. The chapel is also open daily for visits and solitude for prayers.

The services of representatives of other religions are available upon request.

Accompanying person

Your accompanying person may stay with you in your patient room or at the hotel of your choice during the inpatient program.


You may stay at the hotel of your choice during the outpatient program. Our managers will support you for selecting the best option.


Cologne is the oldest German city, founded by Roman legionaries on the banks of the Rhine River more than 2000 years ago. Nowadays, the city has the status of one of the most developed cultural and economic centers in Germany.

For many centuries, the main symbol of the city has been the famous Cologne Cathedral, built in the Gothic style. The construction of the cathedral began in 1248, but it was completed only by the end of the 19th century. The temple miraculously survived during the war. Nowadays, Cologne Cathedral is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The height of the towers of the cathedral reaches 157 meters, while its treasury exceeds the treasury of the Vatican. The frescoes, stained-glass windows, mosaics, and sculptural compositions collected here make up a unique ensemble, and even the venerable art historians cannot assess the real value of it. The special pride of the Catholic community is the monumental crucifix from the 10th century, which is installed inside the building. Many people believe that this shrine has miraculous properties.

Among the secular buildings in Cologne, of particular interest to city guests is the City Hall. Since the 14th century, the building has been rebuilt several times. During the post-war reconstruction, it was possible to achieve the best possible resemblance to the original project. The facade of the late Gothic tower is decorated with 124 sculptures depicting iconic personalities from the history of Cologne.

The city also offers fascinating excursions to its unique museums. The Chocolate Museum ranks first on the must-visit list. It is located just a 10-minute leisurely walk from the center and looks like a ship. During the excursion, the guests of the museum will see with their own eyes the entire process of making chocolate and even visit the greenhouse with tropical plants, from which the ingredients for desserts are obtained. During the excursion, one can also taste delicious chocolate at the chocolate fountain, which looks like a fantastic bush.

Another unique museum is the Fragrance Museum, which provides a visual representation of how aromas were obtained in different eras and could then be sold in bottles. The museum also presents a collection of rare bottles.

The Museum Ludwig, the Roman-German Museum, and the Wallraf-Richartz Museum are also popular among tourists.

A variety of restaurants, bars, and cafes will bring double pleasure from visiting Cologne. In addition to excellent dishes of national German cuisine, one can find here restaurants serving delicious masterpieces of Turkish, Persian, French, and other cuisines of the world.