COME (ABC for „communication center “) administered communication and cultural center were in of Nuremberg center. Firm location was continuing the half ruin of the house of artists at the main station (1909 inaugurated), that in honorary work was developed from beginning (1973) few 100 square meters of effective area up to 3500 square meters in the year 1997.


the building house of artists, a donation Nürnberger citizen, was after that 2. World war successively used as Offizierskassino of the US-Army, camps and auxiliary location of the educate-scientific faculty of Nuremberg.

After plans to the outline and reconstruction were not in styles of the 1970er years to be implemented in the population, were a long-term use or purge the alternatives. Hermann glazier, culture adviser of the city Nuremberg developed thereupon the concept of an administered, urban financed soziokulturellen center, which arrived to 1973 with a test run at the conversion.

1974 were for this then brought this test run after internal arguments around way to the autonomy of the house and development of a concept into a durable form.

The following years were coined/shaped by repair and utilization of the areas, development of political and cultural activity, exhibition and concert enterprise.

To 5. March 1981 found after a spontaneous demonstration in the course of a Kraaker (Netherlands house occupation movement) - meeting into COME and thereby developed damages at a car and two display windows in the city center to the dissolution the demo an encircling COME by the Bavarian police. This procedure is become known as „mass arrest of Nuremberg “. In of them partly constitutional state-adverse process 141 persons (some still under age) were arrested and held partly several-day-long. To a valid condemnation also only an involved one it did not come.

1987 found in COME meeting of nuclear power plant - an opponent. 4000 policemen stood thereupon ready for the conquest of the building. This could be avoided however.

1997 COME by the city Nuremberg terminated.

In the partly radically converted premises is today the K4, an urban administered cultural center.


COME stood in the public usually as closed structure also on the left of autonomous objective in consciousness, this was however never actually the case. Over 40 honorary groups used the existing (to a large extent created) infrastructure of the house around their tasks to follow. Groups and political objective relating to crafts and of artistic as well as catering trade were substantial contents and carrier of the work COME.

Official carrier of the work into COME was „the KOMM.ev “.

The groups were twice in the month to mutual information and twice in the month to adoption of resolutions by their representatives together.

Once in the year, with which so-called plenary assembly became the function carriers („SektretärInnen “) selected, which were provided a team by urban employee clerks. The financing took place to a large extent by the city Nuremberg, which COME a budget to the autonomy made available.

incomplete one list of the groups into COME (field of work)

  • info. office (political information, co-ordination)
  • archives (documentation, library)
  • cafe Molotov (catering trade, political education)
  • milk bar (alcohol-free catering trade, youth work)
  • cafe Caya (catering trade, music meetings)
  • music association (concert meeting, culture care)
  • Hinterzimmer („boy old person ev. “Generation-spreading culture work)
  • group for civilian disobedience (grass root movement)
  • group of sports (body work)
  • LaKritz/Don'tPanic (enterprise cellar stage and Disco)
  • culture federation ev. (Catering trade, culture work)
  • carpenter's workshop (open handicraft offers)
  • ceramic(s) workshop (open handicraft offers)
  • screen printing workshop (open handicraft offers)
  • Fahradwerkstatt (open handicraft offers)
  • glass workshop (open handicraft offers)
  • Schmiede (open handicraft offers)
  • photo laboratory (open handicraft offers)
  • stone-cutter workshop (open handicraft offers)
  • Eriträa group (Flüchtlichsarbeit)
  • coming cinema (cinema and film culture work)
  • Food CoOp (a world work, consumercooperative)
  • Legalice It group (hemp release movement)
  • education range (exhibitions, education work)
  • group of exhibitions (exhibitions, art work)
  • Chai house, Libertè, late woman area

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