This years Evoke will again be held at your favourite location AbenteuerHallenKALK in Cologne (Christian-Sünner-Straße 8, 51103 Köln). An old factory hall of the size of 1000sqm, today used as climbing gym and youth sports centre.
The location provides a big main hall, several seminar/sleeping areas, a nice outdoor area for bbq and catching some sun, and showers for all our guests, open day and night. The Abenteurhallen are situated in the borough of Köln-Kalk on an areal of industrial buildings, partly abandoned. A perfect hideout, again, to exchange ideas and have a beer with fellow sceners.
The nearby supermarkets, shops, restaurants, kebap-, burgerstores and pubs will serve you well with food and all the other stuff you might need. Everything is conveniently within walking distance and we have beer for sale at the partyplace as well (at prices even the fare dodgers among us should be able to afford).
Cologne is a big, but still cozy, city at the river Rhine in the western part of Germany, close to the Dutch, Belgian and French borders. Due to the near Köln/Bonn airport and its connection to cheap airlines, it's possible to get there for a very reasonable price from nearly every European metropole. Make sure to book your flight tickets quickly and you can be sure to get to the party cheap and fast. You'll regret it if you won't be there.
This page will feature hostels, hotels and camping sites in Cologne, for those of you who would like to sleep in a comfortable bed. When booking a bed at either of those hotels, it would be nice if you'd mention Evoke, so maybe next year we get some better prices. All the locations are marked on the map below.
The Leonardo Hotel is a few minutes of walking away from the partylocation and offers you doubles and singles including breakfast at a price of 60 Euros for a single and 75 Euros for a double per night.
In absolute walkign distance from the partyplace you will find the Pension Bickhofe. With an offer of four double rooms (which are allowed to be used with three people), this seems to be a cozy place to stay during your trip to Evoke. Prices are 35 Euros per person per night in a double but the owner told us that it would be fine with him if three people slept there, loweing the price to 30 Euros per person per night including a breakfast.
The Best Western is a bit more expensive and will offer you doubles at 69 Euros and singles at 89 Euros, both including breakfast. The Hotel is located in about five minutes walking distance to the Abenteuerhallen and thus gives you a good possibility to sleep in a devent bed nearby.
Youth Hostel Köln-Deutz
The Jugendherberge Köln-Deutz, is located next to the Köln-Deutz/Messe trainstation not too far from the partyplace. It can be reached by commuter train (S-Bahn) from the partyplace within about 10 minutes an hour or by foot in about 20 minutes. The prices vary between 23 Euros for a bed in a dormitory hall to 40 Euros for a single room. Also you can book a 4-bed room for 95 Euros.
Still this is one of the least expensive places to stay in Cologne. A bit farther from the location but within the center of Cologne and you can get to the partyplace by public transport in less than half an hour.
If you would like to go camping during Evoke, there is a nice camping site close to the river Rhine. It is a little outside the city – about 4 km to the south. Find more information oncamping-koeln.de.
Take a look at the map to find out about supermarkets, bakeries and alike around the AbenteuerhallenKalk. For those of you who would like to use this map on their mobile devices you can download the KML directly.