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Summer in the city

created by Alfred Jansen | |   urban culture

Impressions of cologne

The sunshine days of summer are finally here again! No more excuses: you’ve had a decent sleep, a lie-in and are only mildly hungover from the night before. And there’s still enough daylight left for you to do much more than just plonk yourself on the sofa with a takeaway, staring at a screen of some description. Cologne offers plenty of options to partake in a bit of physical activity without people thinking you’re obsessed with self-improvement or have forgotten how to have fun. For instance, you can follow the stand-up paddling trend on the Fühlinger See lake, play table tennis in the shade of the TV Tower or enjoy a laid-back round of mini golf with homemade cake in Rodenkirchen – usually without having to become a member or sign up for anything. So what are you waiting for? Get up, take a walk or hop on your bike and join in the fun! Kölsch, the local beer, tastes better after – or during – the twilight hours anyway ...

(by Alfred Jansen)