Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld | CBE
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Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld | CBE

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In the location's words:

Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld is a venue for urban subcultures in the beautiful district of Ehrenfeld. With a cozy beer garden and several hundred events of all genres per year, we set programmatic and cultural-political accents through content and quality.

The CBE was opened on 22 May 2010 and is a nightclub and cultural center in Ehrenfeld, one of Cologne's most creative and multicultural districts. The extraordinary location is situated directly under the Ehrenfeld S-Bahn station and has now taken up residence in three of the station's arches. With its wide-ranging program of parties, concerts, poetry slams, cultural entertainment shows and numerous other cultural events, such as winter, summer and record flea markets, the club has quickly made a name for itself in the cathedral city. After a very short time, the CBE has firmly established itself as a cultural venue in Cologne's music scene - thanks to national and international bookings, the club reaches people from all over North Rhine-Westphalia, who can experience energetic live concerts here directly under the tracks.

The club's booking is characterized in particular by its flair for talented and creative artists who work at a highly professional level. In recent years, we have hosted Marteria, Seeed, Tony Allen, Ghostface Killah, DJ Premiere, José James, Robert Glasper, Grand Master Flash, Hiatus Kaiyote, Taylor McFerrin, Talib Kweli, Kamasi Washington, Ed Motta, LGoony, Odesza and Wanda, among others. The urban and appealing flair of the railroad arches also makes the club perfect for more personal club shows.

The expansion of the third arch led to the opening of the club YUCA ("Your Urban Club of Arts") in 2015, which was partly financed by the people of Cologne with the help of crowdfunding. Smaller concerts and the support of newcomers, as well as the organization of larger parties or several events at the same time, are made possible with our third arc.

As the individual artists already suggest, the program is made up of a wide variety of music genres. The focus is on alternative black music, i.e. jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, house, salsa, Latin jazz, reggae and blues. However, the club is able to offer its guests music from a wide variety of genres thanks to the rentals integrated into the program. Overall, the program is made up of high-quality and innovative bookings, as well as cultural projects conceived and implemented by the CBE itself, which also create space for lesser-known up-and-coming artists.

In this sense, the CBE joins the ranks of Cologne's currently very diverse club landscape, whose reputation and diversity place Cologne in an international setting with cities such as Barcelona, Los Angeles or Rio de Janeiro. This gives Cologne an international profile, which is also reflected in the self-portrayal of city representatives when the city is to be presented as a "metropolis on the Rhine". The city's attraction for young people in particular as a tourist destination and not least as a place to study can hardly be denied by the presence of the country's largest university. In this context, a rich club culture acts as a facet of a vibrant and creative city. This model of the creative city and the development and strengthening of the settlement of a "creative class" seems to be indispensable for Cologne as a media city and part of the policy of our city fathers. Club culture as a living and creative space for diverse subcultures plays a central role here as a field for experimentation and as a barometer of new trends.

We would like to see a district in which the cultural diversity that has grown and is lived does not have to constantly fight for the places it has conquered and in which the revitalization of inner-city industrial wastelands is not synonymous with gentrification from the drawing board. For us, cultural diversity also means co-determination and independent design of one's own living space for all residents and neighbors of a neighborhood.

Frequently asked questions about Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld in Cologne

1. how can I buy tickets for events at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld in Cologne?

Tickets for events at CBE can be purchased either online via the club's official website or at the Box Office, if available. It is recommended to buy tickets in advance as popular events can sell out quickly.

2. does Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld in Cologne also offer space for private events or parties?

Yes, the CBE offers the possibility to rent rooms for private events such as birthday parties, company events or other occasions. Interested parties can contact the club directly for further information and conditions.

3. what kind of events are offered at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld in Cologne?

The CBE offers a wide-ranging program of parties, concerts, poetry slams, cultural entertainment shows and numerous other cultural events, such as winter, summer or record flea markets.

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Montag: 19:00 - 23:30
Dienstag: 19:00 - 23:30
Mittwoch: 19:00 - 23:30
Donnerstag: 19:00 - 23:30
Freitag: 23:00 - 07:00
Samstag: 23:00 - 07:00
Sonntag: 19:00 - 23:30
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