Photo: © zakk Düsseldorf
Location: zakk Biergarten, Düsseldorf


Escape the Hype
Discover the urban jungle of western Germany as a creative destination stretching from the Rhineland to the Ruhr Area.

You won't find #urbanana on any map, but if you take a closer look at the urban west of Germany, you'll probably know how this idea was shaped. Multi-faceted, eccentric, and creative: Cologne, Düsseldorf, and the Ruhr Area are teaming up to change the perception of a polycentric destination of little discoveries. Raw concrete and daisy chains, city activists and locals brimming with ideas, great festivals and small galleries, incompleteness and abundant good taste: #urbanana celebrates undiscovered spaces for expeditions free of hype.