The second issue of hidden cologne – urban city guide is now available. This English-language magazine, which is directed at the city’s guests and “temporary citizens”, once again shows its readers the hidden, largely unknown sides of the city. On the 76 pages of the magazine, readers will once again find that there’s a lot to discover alongside the familiar tourist attractions: interesting people, unusual perspectives, inspiring ideas and creative concepts. In other words, Cologne is colourful, multifaceted and innovative.
For example, the current issue includes reports about modern architecture, contemporary art in galleries and offspaces, the recreational quality of Cologne’s squares and parks, gay and lesbian life in the city, city’s culinary scene, sustainable fashion and club culture. Readers also receive numerous practical insider tips and addresses for their visit to the city.
hidden cologne is part of #urbanana
hidden cologne, which is published by the Stadtrevue-Verlag, was initiated by the Cologne Tourist Board, which has also financially supported the two issues published to date. The funding comes from the EU-supported #urbanana project, in which the partners Tourismus NRW, the Cologne Tourist Board, Düsseldorf Tourismus and Ruhr Tourismus are working together to promote creatively oriented urban tourism.
The Cologne Tourist Board is making this magazine available to Cologne institutions and its sector partners for their work. The magazine will also be used at trade fairs and roadshows to tap the city’s source markets for tourism. Single copies can be picked up free of charge at the Tourist Board’s service centre opposite the Cathedral. Tourismus NRW will distribute the magazine in bundles of three.
Cologne Tourist Board is the official tourism organization of the city and thus the first point of contact for visitors from all over the world, whether they’re coming here on business or to spend their leisure time. Together with its partners, the city’s Tourist Board conducts marketing activities all over the world for the city as a travel destination and a convention venue. Its aim is to enhance the city’s image and to position Cologne and its surrounding region as an attractive tourist destination and an outstanding convention location in the German and international markets. In the process, it aims to boost added value for the economy of the city and the surrounding region.
#urbanana is a joint project of Düsseldorf Tourismus, KölnTourismus, Ruhr Tourismus, and Tourismus NRW funded by the EU. It focuses on the touristic valorization of the creative scenes in Cologne, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr area in order to enhance the creative-oriented city tourism. It aims at bringing together the clusters of tourism experts and the creative scenes as well as promoting and communicating ideas, projects, visions and places of creativity. Main topics addressed by the project are design, the young art scene and urban art, city festivals, fashion, technology and local music scenes. For the first time the DMOs are addressing not only tourists but also “temporary citizens” such as expats living in NRW for just a limited period.