Picture this: a gorgeous sunny day, green hills, trees, a crystal clear lake and white sandy beaches. Out on the lake there’s a floating island where you can sun yourself before slipping back into the cool water to swim back to shore. Sound like a summer camp in the US, or a lake in Bayern … Continue reading Freibad Vingst
Places and faces
Play it again, and again
Bored? Try a board game! There’s never been a better time to dust off your childhood games and have an old fashioned games night. Scrabble is always a winner. Monopoly will keep you going for hours, days even. But if you feel like something a bit more strategic try ‘Ticket to Ride’ or ‘Zug um … Continue reading Play it again, and again
It’s Tatort time
You know you’ve become integrated into German society when you start watching Tatort religiously every Sunday. Some people love it, others hate it. If you’re not a Tatort fan, it’s possible that Corona will make you one. Here’s why. Tatort (which means crime scene) is a German detective show that’s been running since November 1970 … Continue reading It’s Tatort time
Books about your city
The Rhineland is in lock-down and more and more people are staying at home to protect the elderly and vulnerable. It’s tough – but we all know the measures are necessary. In the meantime – how can we cheer ourselves up while we’re stuck inside? What can we do to break the boredom and liven … Continue reading Books about your city
Bonn goes tango-tastic
Get your dancing shoes on, Tango is coming to Bonn in a big way at the 11th Bonn Tango Festival! There are classes and workshops for all levels, as well as concerts and special performances.
Art attack in Cologne
This year's Art Cologne kicks off on April 26th and runs through to April 29th. The annual trade fair gives international art galleries the chance to present artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries and sets Cologne ablaze with creative talent and fabulous works of art. Art Cologne started in 1967 with just 18 galleries. … Continue reading Art attack in Cologne
We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo!
There's never been a better time to visit the Cologne zoo. With two new babies in the elephant enclosure, this year's 'Elephant Day' on April 09, promises to be better than ever!
Goodbye EU; Hello little Britain
Brexit is officially upon us. Today, Theresa May will formally trigger Article 50, the process that begins the UK's withdrawal from the EU. We asked three Brits living in Cologne, how Brexit is going to affect them.