Allerwelthaus, which translates from German as ‘a house of the whole world’, is a cultural centre in Cologne. It occupies the territory of the former futon shop that was rented out to social and cultural workers in 1987. Allerwelthaus started with the idea of having a Human Rights Festival, which is an event that initiates dialogue between different communities in the city. Today, the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, and the centre works hard to inform, support and educate citizens about their rights through art and cultural practices. Political education and counselling, especially for underrepresented segments of the society, is the primary driver of the centre. The centre is a meeting place for 160 different nationalities that get together to organise events and run community activities.

Allerwelthaus consists of several meeting rooms and a space for performances and seminars. Netherless, the centre is not space-bound but is rather engaged in the activities throughout the city.


Exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, conferences, lectures, festivals, community projects and counseling.

Former use of the building: A futan shop

Year of opening as a cultural centre: 1987



Körnerstaße 77-79, 50823, Cologne |


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