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We love Cologne! Together with you, we stroll through Cologne’s neighbourhoods and enjoy our city’s urban ambience.

Angelika Schwaff

Angelika Schwaff

Angelika Schwaff lived and worked in Cologne until 2012. Today, she’s a full-time travel blogger who shares her adventures around the world on her blog Reisefreunde. The blog is a collection of the small and not-so-small adventures that await travellers away from the hotel pool.

Julia Floß

Julia Floß

Julia Floss is a journalist specialising in food. A trained (pastry) chef, Julia has lived in Cologne for the last eight years and constantly roves the city looking for new favourite restaurants, bistros, café and bars.

Katharina Perlbach

Katharina Perlbach

Katharina is a copywriter, blogger and teacher of German as a foreign language. Her travel and lifestyle blog So nah und so fern covers interesting travel destinations, gorgeous hotels, life, love and more.

Ralf Johnen

Ralf Johnen

Ralf Johnen is a trained newspaper journalist and author of two books about Cologne. His preferred mode of exploring the city is by foot. He also started a travel blog, entitled “Boarding Completed”, in 2011, where he continues to write about road trips, cities and adventures with a small “a”.

Sascha Klein

Sascha Klein

Sascha Klein is a member of artrmx e.V. and one of the people behind CityLeaks Urban Art Festival. He organizes street art tours and acts as a guide himself.

Janine Breuer-Kolo

Janine Breuer-Kolo

Cologne-based Janine Breuer-Kolo is a radio host, writes for various blogs and can‘t stop taking pictures of stuff. Having spent a year backpacking across Canada, she’s now reinstalled herself in her beloved Ehrenfeld.

Linus Volkmann

Linus Volkmann

Linus Volkmann is a simple guy who loves his friends. A pop culture journalist, he has lived in Cologne for the last 20 years and still manages to send people the wrong way when they ask him for directions. The twists and turns of the city’s streets are just too confusing. Thankfully, today we have smartphones.

Jacqueline Eva-Marie Petrich

Jacqueline Eva-Marie Petrich

Jacqueline is a social media manager and has been living in Cologne for seven years. Her blog, shecomesinblack, is mainly about fashion and “she comes in black” because she loves subtle, unfussy, Scandinavian-inspired outfits – preferably in black.

Damian Zimmermann

Damian Zimmermann

Damian Zimmermann specialises in photography journalism and also works as an art critic, photographer and blogger. He is a member of the new team of Internationale Photoszene Köln, a platform for photography that stages a biennial festival with around 100 exhibitions.

Benjamin Walter

Benjamin Walter

Benjamin Walter, a sociology graduate, is a music journalist and tour manager. In the late 90s he abandoned provincial Westphalia in favour of a rather wilder existence as part of Cologne’s exciting and diverse music and cultural scene.

Felix Scharlau

Felix Scharlau

Felix Scharlau is a journalist, author and comedy writer based in Cologne. He was on the editorial team of Intro, a pop culture magazine, and has worked as a radio host. His first novel, a tragicomic work titled Fünfhunderteins, was published in 2013.

Heike Kaufhold

Heike Kaufhold

Heike Kaufhold is a journalist and blogger. In 2010 she launched her blog Köln Format, which carries stories about her travels and her home city. She lives with her family in Cologne.

Ricarda Nieswandt

Ricarda Nieswandt

Ricarda Nieswandt is a content creator and social media manager. On her blog 23QM Stil she collects interior design ideas, reviews unique shops and places, and reports on the discoveries she makes on her trips here and there.

Judith Blümcke

Judith Blümcke

Judith Blümcke, an enthusiastic concert-goer, one of her main interests is music, along with independent cinema, urban art and anything related to literature and books.

Claudia Neumann

Claudia Neumann

Claudia Neumann is interested in art and design and people with creative and courageous projects. Cologne’s lively Südstadt district has her firmly in its grip and she takes to her bike to explore the rest of Cologne in fuss-free fashion.

Max Bauer

Max Bauer

Max Bauer arrived in Cologne some four years ago from the idyllic Lower Rhine region. Very much at home in the Ehrenfeld neighbourhood where he lives, Max loves exploring the city’s hidden corners with friends as well as going to concerts and festivals.

Christina Gehlen

Christina Gehlen

Christina Gehlen immigrated to Cologne six years ago and loves life in the big city. She particularly enjoys trying out the new cafés and restaurants across Cologne, paying just as much attention to great food as to an inviting atmosphere. To compensate for the ingested calories, she likes to run through the city’s Grüngürtel or green belt.

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