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welcome to urbanana

Let's discover the banana-shaped urban jungle of North Rhine-Westphalia

going urbanana!

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

Fortuna Ehrenfeld

A wild ride through urbanana

In a video documentary, lead singer and author Martin Bechler takes us on an exclusive tour through Cologne, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr area. On his trip through the metropolitan region, he tells us which places, people and events inspired one of the most popular German-language indie rock bands from Cologne. Follow us on the wild ride! Welcome to fortuna ehrenfeld’s urbanana.


urbanana mag

what's up in urbanana?


Deep Talk NRW


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.