Collected anecdotes and little stories
MY GUIDED TOURS AT KÖ-BOGEN
What do a Norwegian sausage, a swift hotel and a sleeping skyscraper have in common? Quite simply: my Kö-Bogen guided tours. They play a role when I go around the houses — Haus Hofgarten and Haus Königsallee to be precise — and tell stories. For as long as I can remember — in relation to the Kö-Bogen — I have liked to do the tours personally. It is simply exciting to see which people are interested in Kö-Bogen and what drives them to learn more about the star architect Daniel Libeskind and the great task of urban development that the Kö-Bogen has successfully taken on. But the tours are always also a piece of personal history, my anecdotes that I have collected over the years there. The Norwegian sausage was given to me by a very nice group of architects from Norway — after a guided tour, where they were all very happy about the beautiful, quiet, clean underground car park. Another lesson learned. The swifts are also an important part, they hover above the roofs of the Kö-Bogen, where we have a cooperation with the Nature Conservation Society. The birds and insects have been given their own specially designed homes — up on the roof of Kö-Bogen it is always windy, very quiet and you can look down on Düsseldorf so wonderfully. Very few people know this, because the roof area is not open to the public.
Compared to the Dreischeibenhaus, the Kö-Bogen is more of the “sleeping” type, i.e. a horizontal high-rise.But it’s never really sleepy here, because especially in summer there’s a lot going on. The people of Düsseldorf dance open-air tango and salsa. And we also have our sights set on the new lifestyle tours — there are now stops with drinks and snacks to get to know the culinary side of the Kö-Bogen. Only the Norwegian sausage is missing.