The trendy district between Stadtgarten and Aachener street is filled with the charm of a big city in the usually placid Cologne. Not only trendsetters and creative minds are congregating here but more and more business people are establishing themselves here. The Brüsseler square is an ever-growing center for young designer and artists who are opening their shops here. Still, this area is not as international as one might think: residents are mostly young Germans – Asian supermarkets and Turkish kebab shops are a rarity.
Other than that, this district is not missing anything: big and small theaters, a lot of recreational areas thanks to the Stadtgarten and Grüngürtel and a concentrated passion for creativity. Rent is quite high compared to other districts but chic new constructions projects like the Spichernhöfe are drawing high earners to the Stadtgarten.