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Soulful Activities in Cologne

A guide to the best way to see what Cologne has to offer for the soul

Get in touch with your inner peace from soulful activites offered by the city of Cologne. The variety includes a monumental sculpture, spirtual practices, poetics, and of course dining and shopping venues; all of which are sure to bring you bliss in its purest  form. 

Jean Tinguely. Super Méta Maxi

Jean-Tinguely.-Super-Meta-MaxiJean Tinguely. Super Méta Maxi

Jean Tinguely, life partner of Niki de Saint Phalle, is world-renowned for his fascinating installations. From 23 April to 14 August, his ironic-absurd kinetic objects are on display at Museum Kunstpalast. One of the highlights is the 17-metre-tall walk-in monumental sculpture ‘Große Méta-Maxi-Maxi-Utopia.’

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Sweet Escape

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Poetry in small doses – this is what you find at sweet escapes! The unique concept offers enchanting little boxes that contain poems on handmade paper as well as a little souvenir. Customers can choose boxes on the themes of ‘thinker,’ ‘freedom,’ ‘love,’ ‘yearning’ or ‘grief.’ There are also readings on a regular basis.

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Aerial Yoga

aerial-yogaAerial Yoga

Show your body some love so that the soul likes living in it! Yoga is an excellent opportunity to do exactly this and explore your limits. With aerial yoga, it’s all about flying! In a sling, of course – this way, even beginners can experience difficult asanas and gain strength, flexibility, lightness and a general sense of wellness.

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De Ridder

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The Belgian quarter in Cologne is not an insider tip anymore, but Ines de Ridder’s newly-opened Belgian Concept Store is! In this fantastic industrial-designed store, you’ll find exclusive fashion and jewellery from our ‘next-door neighbouring’ country, as well as furniture and home accessories, but also typical delicacies. Of course, the famous Belgian chocolate is not to be missed!

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Some food is not only good for the body, but for the soul, too – like the French cuisine at Bagatelle in Cologne, which is served like tapas: small dishes with little delicacies that can be combined and tasted at your pleasure. In the cosily rustic ambience, the small quiche, fish or meat dishes are twice as delicious.

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1 Jean Tinguely. Super Méta Maxi
2 Sweet Escape
3 Yogaluft | Aerial Yoga
4 De·Ridder Concept: België
5 Bagatelle