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, as well as showers for all our guests, open day and night. The location is wheelchair friendly. The Abenteurhallen are situated in the borough of Köln-Kalk on an area of partly abandoned industrial buildings. 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 connections with 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 well ahead of time 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 features 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 for you. All the locations are marked on the map below.
Leonardo Hotel - Buchforst
The Leonardo Hotel Buchforst is a few minutes of walking away from the party location and offers you doubles and singles including breakfast starting at 60 Euros for a single and 75 Euros for a double room per night.
In absolute walking distance from the partyplace you will find the Pension Bickhofe. With an offer of four double rooms, this is a cozy place to stay during your trip to Evoke. Prices are 40 Euros per night in a double if you are sleeping there alone and 70 Euros per night if you are two people. Breakfast is not included and will be served at a price of 5 Euros per person.
The Best Western is a bit more expensive and will offer you doubles at 69 Euros and single rooms at 89 Euros per person and night, both including breakfast. The hotel is located about five minutes walking distance away from the Abenteuerhallen and thus gives you a good possibility to sleep in a decent bed nearby.
B&B Hotel Köln-Messe & Köln-Airport
One subway stop away from the Location (of 2km if you don't mind walking) is B&B Hotel Köln-Messe. They offer simple rooms for up to three persons. A double room is at 147 Euro for the weekend (excluding breakfast).
Even cheaper is B&B Hotel Köln-Airport which offers the same double room at 115 Euro. That hotel is a little farer away but still the location can easily be reached with public transport (one stop using the tram).
Ibis Budget Köln Porz
Former Etap hotel is now called Ibis Budget Köln Porz and is just one tram stop away from the location. It offers both single and double bed rooms at prices starting at 40 Euro per night. An optional breakfast is available.
Youth Hostel Köln-Deutz
The Jugendherberge Köln-Deutz is located next to the Köln-Deutz/Messe train station which is not too far from the partyplace. It can be reached by commuter train (S-Bahn) from the partyplace within about 10 minutes 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. You can also book a 4-bed room for 95 Euros.
This is still one of the least expensive places to stay in Cologne. A bit farther away 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 on camping-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.