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As part of the #urbanana project the magazine is one of three City Guides that will be released this  summer in order to make your stay in NRW as interesting as it can get. While the RuhrgestaltenBlog and social media presence keeps you informed about the latest Pott events in German, #KONTERMAG is your guide to discover the Ruhr Area in English. Without claim to completeness but with focus on a diverse selection our magazine highlights the Feel-Good-Places in the Ruhr cities. We present our favourite hotspots and insider tips on culture, art, design, pleasure, fashion and events. #KONTERMAG is aimed at traveling groups and singles, at the youth and young-at-hearts with a preference for art, design and interest in local scenes. So let us take you by the hand, grab your copy and off it goes!

Zoo Zajac

| Duisburg, ONE OF US | 432 Comments
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR BIGGEST PET SHOP ON EARTH LE FOU Norbert is a trained locksmith, but earned money way before his apprenticeship. 8-year old Norbert bought a crocodile from...

Meerlicht

| Ruhr Spots | 16 Comments
»Watch out!« It might be art! LE FOU I f you choose to interrupt your evening stroll on the big Kettwiger Straße, the main shopping street in Essen, and you...

Kai Suffa Friedel

| Essen, ONE OF US | 457 Comments
NO HALF-ASS SHIT, JUST TO KEEP THE MACHINE RUNNING LOL 120 min. PARTY @ Goethebunkler Goethebunker was already established when Kai moved in with his party Flatfield. Casio, formerly running...

Anneliese Brost musikforum ruhr

| Ruhr Spots | 2.380 Comments
»The long road« An affair of the heart Imagine an internationally renowned symphony orchestra being homeless and forced to ask for a place to play. Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But...

THOSE WHO GO TO MOHAMMED SHOULD HAVE TIME BUT ARE REWARDED WITH MAMA’S CUISINE.

| Bochum, ONE OF US | 98 Comments
This wine bar has everything it needs, To fool you: Wine, wife and singing. LE FOU M ohammed smiles and pats me on the back: “I know you.” An elderly...

»Bude« The next generation

| Ruhr Spots | 19 Comments
ADLER KIOSK 59»Bude« The next generation The German “Bude” is most comparable to a deli or 7-Eleven. The history of the “Buden“-culture in the Ruhr area originates from a plan...

DORTMUND. THE CITY OF FOOTBALL

| CITYS | 111 Comments
THE LOOKDORTMUND. THE CITY OF FOOTBALL The city popping up first when people think of the Ruhr district is Dortmund. Being the largest Ruhr city, it is also the third...

#Urbanana

| Partner | 334 Comments
Discover the urban jungle of western Germany! A little-known, unconventional but well-formed metropolis of 10 million stretches from the Rhineland to the Ruhr Area. Multi-faceted, eccentric, creative: we are forming...

LE FOU

| Eat & Drink, Essen | 106 Comments
This wine bar has everything it needs, To fool you: Wine, wife and singing. LE FOU Not far from the Rüttenscheider Stern, we walk hand-in-hand along the streets, make nonsense,...

Rekorder

| Dortmund, ONE OF US | 376 Comments
RUNNING GAG: FOR THE LAST SHOW AT REKORDER LAURYN HILL GETS BOOKED Rekorder Gneisenaustrasse 55 44137 DORTMUND www.rekorder.org » IT IS ABOUT SUBCULTURE, NOT MONEY « When Frederik and his...

Badalona Bar

| Bochum, Eat & Drink | 310 Comments
On the edge of 
bermuda3eck one can find a 
rare little Pott pearl Badalona Bar I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom… Too early? Probably....

Halde Hoheward

| Uncategorized | 100 Comments
The hiltop heap was created from the Recklinghausen II coal mine, the Ewald coal mine and the General Blumenthal / Haard coal mine. Landschaftspark Emscherbruch, 45699 Herten Website  Call: +49...