welcome to urbanana

Discover the banana-shaped urban jungle of North Rhine-Westphalia

going urbanana!

The banana-shaped urban jungle that extends from the Ruhr Area and Düsseldorf to Cologne is so inimitable and at the same time multifaceted that you should urgently consider paying a visit to this western region of Germany

the sound of urbanana

pop­music­al for­ays through NRW

Take a pop history tour through urbanana with the Progressive Web App (PWA): Experience Düsseldorf as the electro eldorado or let yourself be blown away by the Cologne Krautrock. And did you know that Nena’s balloons first rose into the Ruhrpott sky?


urbanana mag


urbanana-Award 2020: the winners

out now: the urbanana city guides

Luups x urbanana

our fetish: authenticity

Not everything is polished and perfect here and that’s not what urbanana attempts to achieve. Who wants perfection when you can have pure authenticity? Urbanana tries to be as authentic as it can be by bringing you in contact with people who love and co-design their urban space and who can tell you with conviction why you absolutely have to come back for another visit. The city is their sometimes ramshackle playground, their building site – and their pride and joy.