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The blogs of urb­a­nana

end­less dis­cov­er­ies in the triple met­ro­pol­is

Saun­ter­ing, pho­to­graph­ing, dis­cuss­ing... In the urb­an jungle of the west, Mole­skine counts for more than a ma­chete, as our blog­gers prove. Here, you can read what they have dis­covered and cel­eb­rated in urb­a­nana

Sabrina going urbanana

From the ode to the "Büdchen" to the region's best photo-spots: Sabrina has provided words and pictures from #urbanana's finest for a year. The girl from Lippstadt knows her way around NRW - she has lived in the Ruhr Area as well as in Düsseldorf what makes her a true urbanana-connaisseur.


Hidden Cologne

Hidden Cologne might not go where it hurts. Away from the surface, however, it does take us underground into the depths of design, music and cuisine. A magazine entirely to our taste, which values questionable façades and the surprising facets behind them.
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Kontermag is four times cool. The Ruhr jewels of Dortmund, Bochum, Essen and Duisburg portrayed in a noisy rather than shiny way. The Ruhr Area is where Wilhelm Lehmbruck looks out with his currywurst sausage over disused smelting furnaces on the Ruhr river. Take a look at Kontermag for yourselves - we highly recommend it.
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The Dorf The Mag

The blog-turned-magazine has the right stuff for troublemakers. Eureka moments so striking that we want to shout it out of the window. The Dorf takes us with it into courtyard galleries or through the night with partying designers. Naturally, there are also tips for where to get the best coffee, and the events calendar is enough to get you nervous. So much to do, so much to see!
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Urban CGN blog

If there’s one thing in Cologne that is holy, its the kiosk. However, eating and drinking are becoming more of a feature at street food markets, alongside huge murals, and are a popular destination after a stroll through the trendy district with a high density of owner-managed shops.  For more information, and for more tips that you won’t find in any guidebook, go to this blog:


The Link 

Any coffee left? The Berlin architecture magazine The Link pays a visit to #urbanana and takes a close look. On its architecture road trip through North Rhine-Westphalia, the magazine discovers and rediscovers the sacred and the visionary, the provincial and the industrial. The result is photo essays, interviews and texts on the strange features of daily architectural life. For more, go to: