„The people of Cologne as such are not superficial“ – Bold claims like this one came up in the interview with author Ulrike Anna Bleier (also known as Greta von der Donau) and singer-songwriter Gunther von der Weiden. The artist duo from the district of Ehrenfeld talks about murder during carnival, about moving to Cologne and becoming a local and about obscure clubs with weird names.
Hildegund Laaff (80) is probably the oldest still active bookseller of the city. Literature has shaped her life, as well as the war and moving to Cologne. Her story in her words: “October 1st of 1957 was my first day of work in Cologne. I was 20 years old and had just earned my bookseller-qualification. … Continue reading Colognes oldest bookseller