Cologne and Werder Bremen split the spoils in a match that lacked top-level highlights and a result which does not really help either team.
Markus Rosenberg's goal for Bremen in the 24th minute was equalised by Ammar Jemal in the 39th minute and there were no goals in the second half.
Cologne are in the middle of a relegation fight and could have used three points. But after a turbulent week following their third straight defeat last weekend, Stale Solbakken's men will take the one point to move them to 29 in total.
Bremen are still in the fight for the European spots but just one victory in their last seven games for 41 points total does not help their cause.
Neither team created much in an attacking sense in the early going until Bremen scored on a counter attack in the 24th minute with Marko Marin feeding Rosenberg, who struck just inside the far left post.
Cologne nearly equalised in the 33rd minute but Werder keeper Tim Wiese made a fine save on Martin Lanig's shot.
The hosts equalised six minute before the break on a set piece with Jemal heading home from six yards Lukas Podolski's corner from the left side
Cologne were more dangerous after the break but Podolski's blast went just over the bar from 17 yards in the 48th minute.
The hosts remained the better and more active side and Wiese was again tested and saved superbly Christian Clemens' shot after 75 minutes