On three weekends this year, the Rheinufer Promenade is solely dedicated to the bookworms amongst us. What better way is there to enjoy a weekend day than browsing through centuries of literature whilst strolling along the picturesque Rhine?
Dates: March 30-31, July 27-28, September 21-22
About 60 booksellers, second-hand bookshops and collectors gather from the entire region to provide a potpourri of unique, long-lost favorites, bargains and old and new books for young and old alike in many different languages. Beside the whole array of books, a wide range of games, old maps, postcards and illustrated books are waiting to change their owners as well. Norbert Schulte creates a fitting mood with melodic piano sounds and “La Maison de Bacchus” offers French culinary highlights. A free service to have your own books evaluated is offered as well.
Take in the unique scent of second-hand books, meet like-minded people and don’t forget your tote bag to bring home all the great bargains you made!
This event is also a great opportunity to check out surrounding attractions. Have a look at the KIT to experience its latest exhibitions underground. Walk around the Altstadt for food and drinks or further shopping or enjoy a drink with a view at the Kassematten. From there, take one of the many regular cruises with the Köln-Düsseldorfer or the Weiße Flotte. Everything is in the vicinity of the book mile.
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