red|guide Tipps: Cologne
EAT in Cologne: Chino Latino
London, Leeds, Nottingham and Cologne. Apart from three English cities there's now also a subsidiary of the Pan-Asian restaurant concept with a special twist in the city on the Rhine. The menu unites influences from China, South East Asia and modern Japan. That means more specifically: there is sushi, dim sum and tempura but also main courses like red snapper grilled in banana leaf with lemon grass-coconut-sauce or black codfish in chilli-garlic-marinade with mango-caviar. Afterwards the guests can choose between desserts like yogurt cake with a liquid core, passion fruit jelly and blue curaçao air or red bull snow with lemon fruit salad. The dishes are served step-by-step. In this way a communicative and relaxed atmosphere is created. And in the Latin American cocktail bar the barkeeper serves drinks with fine and fresh ingredients.
SHOP in Cologne: Daniels
If the airline once again sends your luggage in the opposite direction, you'll still be well suited and booted for your meeting: Daniels has classic clothing for all types of business people. There's also matching jewellery, shoes and handbags by Ash, Htc and Goti. But the best feature is the range of sizes, with Daniels catering for both ends of the scale. Unfortunately the nobly designed shop is styled to such a degree that you'll almost be ashamed of your own outfit. Be sure to wash your hands before you handle anything! For today's businessmen there's an additional branch at Neumarkt 10, while the kids also have their own shop floor at Ehrenstraße 41.
STAY in Cologne: Motel One
Motel Ones are currently springing up like mushrooms. Vienna, Salzburg, Brussels, Edinburgh, Berlin, Hamburg or Frankfort range among the locations. And these are only a few locations of the altogether 42 hotels of the German low budget design hotel brand of Dieter Müller. Cologne has now two of them: one in Cologne West and - since last autumn - one in Cologne Waidmarkt. Cologne and its 2000 year-old history as well as the French Gothic facade of the cathedral are very venerable. The concept of the aspiring hotel chain is quite the opposite - and a pleasant contrast: a central, well-connected location with focus on young, modern design and affordable prices. In addition turquoise-chocolate brown combinations when it comes to the interior and edgy luminaries (spheric lamps for geometry fans at the bar, nugget-like luminaries in the One-Lounge). In Cologne the new Motel One Waidmarkt is located directly in the central city. Not far away from the cathedral.
SEE in Cologne: Cologne Pridered|guide Cologne
To clear up any misconceptions: no, the athletes neither run in tutus nor do they dress all in pink. The Gay Games are held under the rainbow flag, but absolutely anyone may take part in the marathon, hurdles and freestyle swimming, irrespective of their sexual preference. Since 1991 Christopher Street Day has developed into Cologne's mega event, with hundreds of thousands expected year for year. Aside from the sporting events there are proud podium discussions and speeches on equality. DJs are on hand to get the crowd swinging at the CSD street festival, and there's a special honour for the best float in the CSD parade. Colour your life!