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The sound of #urbanana, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

The sound of #urb­a­nana


pop­music­al for­ays through NRW

Düs­sel­dorf is mak­ing his­tory as elec­tro el­dor­ado, in which Kraft­werk built its Auto­bahn and eye­balled beau­ti­ful mod­els. Co­logne, on the oth­er hand, is no­tori­ous for the birth­place of Krautrock, after Karl­heinz Stock­hausen?s ?Köl­ner Kur­se für neue Mu­sik? in­spired Can. Un­til today, the city is a mag­net for pop mu­sic fetisthists from all over the world and home to the min­im­al­ist ?Sound of Co­logne?. And did you know, that the fam­ous 99 Luftbal­lons rose in­to the air for the first time ever in the Ruhr Area? Nena, from the Ruhr Area city Ha­gen, set the Neue Deutsche Welle in mo­tion.

With the Sound of #urb­a­nana, we pave the way to a pop his­tor­ic­al tour through the Ruhr Area, Düs­sel­dorf and Co­logne. Fol­low each "Pop Trail? with your phone in your hand to vari­ous clubs, bars and con­cert loc­a­tions steeped in his­tory along the tour. Or switch to the prox­im­ity search, which shows you all the mu­sic spots in the city cen­ter, even re­cord stores. If you feel like read­ing the stor­ies about the mu­s­ic­land of NRW, find a cosy place to sit. The travelogues lead you through a jour­ney of a cu­mu­lated pro­gram of the last dec­ades in Co­logne, Düs­sel­dorf and the Ruhr Area.

Three times the Sound of urb­a­nana


This is how Co­logne, Düs­sel­dorf and the Ruhr Area sound like

Illustration Cologne Cathedral, © Saskia Wragge
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Sound of Co­logne


Illustration Rheinturm, © Saskia Wragge
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Sound of Düs­sel­dorf


Illustration Zeche Zollverein, © Saskia Wragge
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Sound of Ruhr Area