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The Best Co-Working Spots in Cologne

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Updated: 29 September 2017

With more and more people transitioning from regular nine to five jobs to working from home or going freelance, co-working places have popped up everywhere. But also startups and digital nomads from all over the world appreciate the flexibility of hot desking. Here are five of the best co-working spots in Cologne.  


Not far from Cologne’s city centre, this co-working spot offers fixed and hot desks, team offices and conference rooms. But Wertheim is more than just a desk space. The light-flooded rooms are beautifully decorated and give off a home-like atmosphere. Regular events make sure you can network with freelancers and businesses, and if you plan on staying longer, two apartments are available for short-term rent.

Wertheim, Hansaring 12, Cologne, Germany, +49 221 1773 4700

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Solution Space

On 3,500 square metres, Solution Space has everything you would expect from a co-working space: wifi, co-working desks, team offices, a conference room, and flexible booking options. The in-house café, Gordo & Able, takes care of lunch and coffee cravings, and regular networking events and seminars help to build connections to businesses.

Solution Space, Am Hof 20-26, Cologne, Germany, +49 221 1653 1930


The Cologne co-working space Startplatz offers an all-round service for freelancers and start-ups, including a desk space, conference rooms and a permanent business address. Workshops, seminars and events help young businesses and entrepreneurs to kick off their career.

Startplatz, Im Mediapark 5, Cologne, Germany, +49 221 9758 0200

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Café Wndrfuel

Tucked away in a back courtyard off the busy Zülpicher Strasse in Cologne’s student district, the Wndrfuel co-working café scores with industrial charm, free wifi, and superfood snacks. Power plugs are available at all tables and the seating options range from tree trunk stools to chairs and sofas.

Café Wndrfuel, Zülpicher Strasse 30, Cologne, Germany, +49 221 1691 6221


The Ehrenspace co-working space at the heart of Ehrenfeld is designed for freelancers and offers fixed and floating desk options. With 150 square metres, the location is relatively small, but people enjoy the sense of community that goes along with it and often cook together or stay for a beer and a chat after work.

Ehrenspace, Venloer Strasse 240, Cologne, Germany, +49 151 2707 8548

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