Zollstock is the most underestimated neighbourhood of Cologne.
People talk a lot about why you should live in Ehrenfeld or why you shouldn’t live on the “Schäl Sick” (meaning the right-hand side of the Rhine). But at least they are talking about these parts of the city. But nobody is talking about Zollstock…until now!
In Zollstock you get everything you need: supermarkets, parks, a lot of bakeries (Heineman is the best), an old school ice-cream parlor with the best ice-cream you have ever eaten, its own song, and, important in Cologne: affordable rents.
But Zollstock has even more than that: Zollstock has a comedy show. In a laundrette. Yes, it’s really true! Usually people wash and dry their clothes in the Eco Express, but from time to time “Nightwash” takes over the locality and produces stand-up-comedy at its best.
A stage is put up and the audience sits on a gantry which put up on the washing machines. It’s cramped and hot, but the atmosphere is just great. I love enjoying good comedy like that!
Nightwash is the chance for newcomers to present their show to a bigger audience. The show is also broadcast on German television. Some great careers started in this famous laundrette…
The entrance is free and it’s necessary for you to come early: first come first served!