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Winterlandschaft am Rothaarsteig, © ROTHAARSTEIGverein, Klaus-Peter Kappest

#urb­a­nana winter al­pha­bet


A List of #urb­a­nana’s Winter Won­ders from A – Z

Hav­ing a hard time find­ing things to do this winter? Worry no more, we’ve got you covered! Here is an en­tire al­pha­bet full of places to check out and things to do in the re­gion, you’ll have a hard time fit­ting them all in one winter!

Winters can be quite challenging when the Christmas markets are gone and the initial excitement of the new year is slowly fading. No need to worry, we've got you covered.Here is an entire alphabet full of places to check out and things to do in the region, you’ll have a hard time fitting them all in one winter!

A

Aachen: Dreiländereck

I know, I technically cheated myself into an A here, but the location even has two of them so that makes up for it and this place could not miss the list! The Dreiländereck is where the borders from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany meet. It is a nice and idyllic walk to get there and you can jump from one country to another, how cool is that?

B

Bergbau Museum Bochum

This museum guides you 20 m deep through 1.2km of underground mining in Bochum where you will get a first-hand experience of what it is like to work underground.

www.bergbaumuseum.de

C

Christmas Markets

obviously! Check here

Classic Remise Düsseldorf

If you love vintage cars, this is the place to go!

www.remise.de

D

Drachenburg Castle

Drachenburg castle in Königswinter is one of those fairytale castles in Germany. Every weekend in December there is a beautiful and unique Christmas market right by the castle which is illuminated in many colorful lights, too. If you have been too busy visiting all the other Christmas markets in the region, you don’t want to miss the “Schlossleuchten” starting January 25th, where the artist Wolfgang Flammersfeld projects around 400 colorful lights at the castle and its surroundings for an entire month.

www.facebook.com/einzigartige-weihnachtszeit

www.facebook.com/schlossleuchten

E

Explore Ehrenfeld

Ehrenfeld is a "Veedel" (district) in Cologne that has a lot to offer: culinary highlights, art, fashion, music, check it out yourself!

F

Free Walking Tour

A fun and informative thing to do is to do a free walking tour in one of the cities in #urbanana. Not only will you learn a lot about the city you are visiting but also get to know other people.

Fleamarkets

Find out when the next markets in your area take place here: www.marktcom.de

G

Green Parakeets in Düsseldorf

How many of those green little guys at the Kö and in the Hofgarten can you spot?

www.lifeinduesseldorf.com/green-parrots

H

Halde Haniel

Take some time for an expanded winter stroll to the Halde Haniel and don’t forget your camera, there are some nice picture opportunities on top

www.ruhr-tourismus.de/halde-haniel

I

In Orbit by Tomás Saraceno at K21

www.kunstsammlung.de/tomas-saraceno

Ice Skating

Ice Hockey

www.ehv-nrw.de

J

Jumping

at Trampoline Parks and other indoor activities like blacklight minigolf

K

Kletterkirche Mönchengladbach

Go climbing – in a church!

https://www.kletterkirche.de/news.php

Karneval

L

Landschaftspark Nord Duisburg

The Landschaftspark is colorfully illuminated every winter which is a stunning sight! They also offer tours with torches or headlights which make for unique winter experiences!

www.landschaftspark.de

M

Matterhorn exhibition Gasometer Oberhausen

www.gasometer.de/der-berg-ruft

N

Naturerlebnispark Panarbora

Neanderthalmuseum

www.neanderthal.de

O

Odonien in Cologne

P

Parkleuchten in the Grugapark in Essen

See how the Grugapark is illuminated

www.world-of-lights.eu

Q

Quality time with Llamas

R

Rhine Tower Düsseldorf

Have a glance at the city from a bird’s eye perspective. Not so keen of heights? Check out the Lichtzeitpegel (light time level) on the side of it and try to figure out what time it is when darkness falls. This is the biggest decimal time scale in the world.

S

Sound of #urbanana

take a guided music tour around #urbanana with our web app!

Säulenheilige Düsseldorf

there are ten realistic sculptures spread all over Düsseldorf portraying people in everyday situations made by the artist Christoph Pöggeler. Can you spot them all?

Street Food Markets 

T

Tiger and Turtle in Duisburg

a walkable rollercoaster on a hill www.duisburg.de/tiger-and-turtle

Tetrahedron Bottrop

www.ruhr-guide.de/tetraeder-bottrop/

U

Urban Art

discover those hidden art pieces all over #urbanana, e.g. at Kiefernstraße in Düsseldorf Flingern

V

Vintage Shopping

Volksgarten Düsseldorf

W

Winterleuchten Westfalenpark Dortmund

www.facebook.com/winterleuchten

X

Xanten

Y

Yoga

I admit, I had a hard time finding something with a Y but with all the christmas preparations, some relaxation doesn’t hurt, right?

Z

Zeche Zollverein

they even have an ice rink, let’s go!

www.zollverein.de/eisbahn

Images and videos


Be inspired: images of your NRW

Lichterkettensterne Weihnachtsmarkt Neumarkt, Köln, © CityProjekt Veranstaltungs GmbH
Tiger & Turtle, © Ruhr Tourismus GmbH / Jochen Schlutius
Christmas market in Cologne, © KölnerWeihnachtsgesellschaftmbH

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