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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

LILOU goes urbanana

a journey through North Rhine-Westphalia

We did it again! We kindly asked another artist to showcase their very personal and intimate view of urbanana. Singer, musician and songwriter LILOU takes us with her, alongside the cornerstones of her musical and personal pathway. From Folkwang University in Essen to techno club, music and art venue Odonien in Cologne. Enjoy the video and experience urbanana through the eyes of a promising local artist!


urbanana mag

what's up in urbanana?


Deep Talk NRW

Open House 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.