The Lokhalle in Göttingen, Germany is what its name refers to: the location of the former Eisenbahnausbesserungswerk Göttingen. Once upon a time, trains were brought into this long hall to be repaired. After the workshop was closed, this place was empty for a very long time – until it became an important entertainment center.
The right part is now used as a cinema, the smaller middle part and the large left part are used as event locations. Sometimes there are fairs, sometimes ice-skating, in some years the local basketball club BG74 Göttingen used the hall for their matches. And after some big events like the Bundesvision Songcontest of Stefan Raab, artists like Cro or the Beatsteaks made big parties here.
The Lokhalle is at the back entrance of the railway station and therefore close to the city center. If you need to park your car you can find a multi-storey car park close to the tracks. If you don’t mind walking, you can even park for free at the Schützenplatz, a space not too far away.
For the after-show party there are a bar, an italian restaurant and a tapas bar directly in front of the entrance. They might be quite full at concert days. If you need more variety you can simple walk through the railway station and the Goetheallee to find lots of bars and restaurants.