Ehrenfeld is Cologne's multi-cultural, steadily gentrifying district, where artists, young families and entrepreneurs of all sorts are currently migrating in large numbers. With boutiques and coffee roasters all around, as well as great international locales (there are more affordable, delicious Turkish bakeries and cafés than anywhere else), it's a safe-haven away from the trendier city center. It's worth a visit in itself just to take in the vibrant graffiti art that has come to be another of its claims to fame.

Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany

A well-kept, low-key hostel located in the trendy, multicultural Ehrenfeld, the Weltempfänger is one of the better options for the no-frills, alternative traveler. The name translates to the rather inviting...
  • Hostel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Die Wohngemeinschaft

  • Budget hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Hopper Hotel et cetera

  • Boutique hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
0.2 km
Simitland

A jewel in the rough, Simitland offers delicious turkish breads and sweets as well as a very affordable, traditional breakfast/brunch buffet every day of the week. A great, friendly place to rise and shine...
  • Bakery
  • Middle Eastern
0.3 km
Eisfeld

In the vibrant Ehrenfeld, Eisfiled is an ice cream parlor like no other, with additive-free homemade flavors like cucumber-mint and blueberry-sour cream. Coffee, cakes and other treats are also available.
  • Casual
  • Sweets

Once a hair salon and now a feel-good coffee shop that carefully roasts on the premisses in Ehrenfeld. Although the drinks may not necessarily be as rigorously prepared, Van Dyck Rösterei provides a good...
  • Coffee shop
  • American
Underground
0.5 km
Underground

  • Bar
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Braustelle
1 km
Braustelle

  • Bar
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Gewölbe
1.8 km
Gewölbe

  • Nightclub
  • LGBTQ-friendly