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DIE WERKSTATT: THE WORKSHOP
Alternative concepts and new ways of partyingCologne
Grüner Weg 1B
In the centre of Ehrenfeld district, where it's all happening, the Workshop "Die Werkstatt" is discreetly hidden away. People go there every weekend, in relaxed garb, for elegant gatherings. It's an original location and the sound system is second to none. An unmissable spot for all those who like to go against the flow.
Independent labels, britpop, electro, baby
The stage and two dance floors see groups and entertainment follow on from each other. You'd struggle to find preppy types here in polo shirts with turned up collars or patent loafers. The ambiance is more “friendly alternative”. The size of the venue is ideal: not too big or too narrow. You're up close to the musicians and don't lose the contagious euphoria of the crowd. You can also get to see rising stars and superstars of the underground scene or heavyweights from the international scene. It's where it's all happening!
A discreet placeThe first Saturday of the month is set aside for "Don’t tell dad" night. Upstairs it's electro, indie and britpop. Down in the basement, it's transformed into a discreet spot. Best not tell parents of what's going on over the crisps and nibbles, the wild parties playing "four in row" [from the Going for Gold gameshow] or twister: it's a crazy mix of classics which will rock the room. It's the same for "I love pop" nights: with confetti canons in full action! The counters are filled with drinks, the staff are feeling good and the prices reasonable. To find out more about what's going on at the Workshop, visit the website.
I've always loved Cologne. The city is industrial and romantic at the same time. I love my city for its galleries, classical concerts and elegant restaurants and its traditional and very trendy bars! My little extra: I love words, the arts and literature!