Sticker at CBE, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Club Bahnhof Ehren­feld

How cool is this?!

Underneath the S-Bahn urban railway station, the CBE hosts concerts, parties, flea markets, poetry slams, exhibitions and record fairs under three of the arches in the sub-cultural, multi-cultural Ehrenfeld quarter. Since 2010, insider favourites and big names on the club scene have appeared here, from the New York Blue Note star Robert Glasper to the singer Austra from Canada or Ghostpoet from London. The focus is on alternative black music of all genres, making this the place to go every week if you love jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, house, salsa, Latin jazz, reggae or blues. “Radio Sabor” is a famous Latin party organised by the CBE, and it’s always full.

The club doesn't stick to rigid principles, which is why it’s always worth taking a look at the programme. This was also made possible thanks to the support of the local residents; with the help of a crowdfunding project, “Your Urban Club of Arts” (YUCA), was opened under the third station arch. Here, smaller concerts can be staged, newcomers can be supported, and there is also space for larger parties. Since the concert space is separate from the foyer, the CBE offers a relaxed atmosphere for high-energy concerts. The area with the bar and gallery offers guests a space to take time out, take a relaxed look at the merchandise on offer, buy a drink and sit outside in the beer garden to smoke. They can then re-enter the concert fray at any time after topping up their energy levels. The location directly under the station means that the events are easy to reach for a colourful, creative audience from all over North Rhine-Westphalia. For the local district and for Cologne as a whole and beyond, the club is becoming a place where experimentation is still possible.

Further information:
Bartholomäus-Schink-Straße 67, 50825 Cologne


Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld Auftritt, © Ole Löding
The atmosphere at CBE, © Ole Löding

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