Born out of the desire to watch football, Zum Goldenen Schuss (The Golden Goal) opened its doors for the first time in 2010 when six university students wanted to watch the World Cup in South Africa with friends. Stumbling across the vacant bar in Cologne’s Belgian Quarter, the friends acted quickly to establish a football bar that lives on today.
With the 2010 World Cup decided, the lads then turned their attention to renovating the bar. Fitted out with retro wallpaper, street lamps and vintage furniture, Zum Goldenen Schuss quickly morphed into a meeting point for hipsters. On normal days, the DJ plays relaxed hip hop beats, creating the sense that you’re at a low-key house party.
On football days, however, the TV screens come down and the place fills to capacity. Mingling on the platforms put together out of beer crates and in the rows of collapsible chairs, you’ll find every conceivable type of person. One thing unites them: their love of football.