Ever felt like climbing a tree, walking around in the green canopy and seeing the world from up above? If you''re not afraid of heights you can do just that and more at the Hochseilgarten Kramerhof. Featuring tree top walkways, abseiling, climbing, treetop obstacle courses, tightrope walking and rope swings - this is an absolute … Continue reading Take to the trees
The dense and often melancholy forests of Germany have long been the breeding ground for frightening legends of werewolves, witchcraft and sorcery. There cannot be many European children who have not read or heard of the fairy tale Little Red Ridinghood and been scared by that big bad wolf. When the brothers Grimm wrote their … Continue reading Whose afraid of the big bad wolf?
Aqualand is essentially a swimming pool with water slides; but it’s also an imitation-jungle-paradise-beach-club that thinks it’s a healing-spa-sanctuary – at least that’s the only explanation I can find for the hundreds of crystals liberally scattered around the place. You can either drift around in pools – which are saline not chlorinated – or throw … Continue reading Let’s get naked in Aqualand
Looking for a special gift? Some shabby-chic furniture, or a really cute outfit for a child? Sissi und Fränz has got it all, and more! Merowingerstraße is full of cool and interesting little shops but one of the best is Sissi und Fränz. There may be shops all over the city selling similar beautiful clothes … Continue reading Sissi und Fränz
Gaby Pinkner moved to Germany from London in 2000. She tells Rhine-online why she's still here and how she's embracing being a German citizen.
You don’t need a De Lorean to go back in time when you’ve got a freilichtmuseum. These are open-air-museums where you can experience first-hand how locals lived in the past. There are two near to Cologne, the Freilichtmuseum Kommern in the Eifel, which is huge and needs a full day to do it justice. Or … Continue reading Freilichtmuseum Lindlar
Chips, pommes, fries, fritten – whatever you call them, they're all pretty much the same – potatoes fried in oil, right? Not at the Frittenwerk. Cologne’s latest fast food offering (already established in Düsseldorf since the end of 2014) is inspired by the Canadian fast food speciality Poutine. Originating in the province of Quebec, Poutine … Continue reading The new fritt in town
Netflix and chill is all well and good, but going to the cinema is better. Especially when that cinema is the Residenz in Cologne and you’re welcomed with a glass of champagne and finger food and can sink into a plush armchair with your feet on a velvet foot rest. The Residenz is no ordinary … Continue reading Ritzy cinema at the Residenz