To coincide with ColognePride, the Ludwig museum in Cologne is showing films that celebrate gay culture with the series “Homochrom”. You don’t get to see that many LGBT films in mainstream cinema so this is a great opportunity to see this alternative genre on the big screen. Desire Will Set You Free is a film that … Continue reading Homochrom for ColognePride
If you are a fan of all things ‘Indian’ you will be in for a treat at the end of June when Cologne holds its 8th “India Week” between June 21 and July 03. The official opening event will be held at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum on June 24 and will be attended by Cologne’s Mayor … Continue reading India week in Cologne
If you are on the lookout for birthday party ideas then here's a good one. Located deep in the heart of the Altstadt, Ciu Ciu is a candy shop where you can also make your very own personalized sweeties. In the UK you would call the stuff 'rock' - a stick of hard sugar that … Continue reading A rock shop party
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
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