KÖ-BOGEN INSIGHT

OUR HOFGARTEN

THE CENT­RAL PARK OF DÜS­SEL­DORF

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 17.JANUAR 2022

Düsseldorf’s Hofgarten, the “Cent­ral Park of Düs­sel­dorf”, accord­ing to star archi­tect Daniel Libe­s­kind, is con­sidered the first and old­est pub­lic garden in Ger­many. Sum­mer con­certs in the Music Pavil­ion, relax­ing from the hustle and bustle of the city and simply enjoy­ing the fresh air. The court­yard garden in front of Jäger­hof Palace is a retreat for any­one who needs a little time out and wants to make them­selves com­fort­able on the many benches. The light benches on the Reit­allee are part of the art install­a­tion ‘Hell-Grün’ by Stefan Sous and have con­trib­uted to a spe­cial atmo­sphere in the Hofgarten since 2002.
The green heart of the city was laid out in 1769 in the Düs­sel­dorf dis­tricts of ‘Stadtmitte’ and ‘Pem­pelfort’ and extends over almost 28 hec­tares of park­land, 13 hec­tares of which are mead­ows, from Jac­obis­traße and the adja­cent Malkasten grounds to Hein­rich-Heine-Allee on the Alt­stadt, and from König­sallee to the Ehren­hof on the banks of the Rhine. The already exist­ing grounds were exten­ded and remod­elled with the com­mis­sion­ing of the mas­ter build­er Nic­olas de Pigage. At the begin­ning of the 19th cen­tury, the land­scape archi­tect Max­imili­an Friedrich Weyhe exten­ded the Hofgarten to the Rhine in two sec­tions to a size of 27 hec­tares. The Hofgarten is sur­roun­ded by import­ant cul­tur­al insti­tu­tions, such as the opera, the Schaus­piel­haus, the Ehren­hof museum com­plex, the Goethe and Theatre Museum and the Kö-Bogen.
In the Eng­lish land­scape park, in the Baroque style, you can view numer­ous his­tor­ic­al monu­ments and mod­ern sculp­tures, stroll along the two ponds sur­roun­ded by rich trees, or take advant­age of the beau­ti­ful sun­bathing lawns in sum­mer. Fantastic!

Cred­it: Düs­sel­dorf Tourismus 

RECIPES

WINTER DRINKS FROM OUR LIFE­STYLE BAR EDUARD’S

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 20. DEZEM­BER 2021

For the hol­i­days, bar man­ager Anil Savsun’s team will tell you how to warm the senses. 

CHERRY MINT MOCK­TAIL (no alco­hol):

Ingredi­ents:

- 8cl cherry nectar 

- 4 cl apple juice

- 1 cl fresh lime juice

- ton­ic water

Pre­par­a­tion:

4 ice cubes in a tum­bler, add juices, stir well, top with ton­ic water and gar­nish with mint sprig.

LIL­LET WINTER THYME (with alco­hol):

Ingredi­ents:

- 5cl Lil­let Blanc

- 5cl pear puree

- 3cl lem­on juice

- 2cl cin­na­mon syrup

- Ton­ic Water

Pre­par­a­tion:

4 ice cubes in a tum­bler, add ingredi­ents, stir well, gar­nish with thyme sprig and lem­on zest. Add a bottle of ton­ic water 0.2l a part.

Cheers and have a good time!


 

KÖ-BOGEN GETS INVOLVED!

NO VIOL­ENCE AGAINST WOMEN — ORANGE AS A SIGN OF RESISTANCE

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 26.NOVEMBER 2021

The inter­na­tion­al cam­paign “orange the world” made Daniel Liebeskind’s Kö-Bogen glow. On 25 Novem­ber, atten­tion was paid to women who have suffered sexu­al or phys­ic­al viol­ence, as this affects one in three women. The Fer­ris wheel on Bur­g­platz, the ERGO Tower, the Opera House and the Kö-Bogen were just a few of the land­marks sup­port­ing the cam­paign. For the Inter­na­tion­al Day for the Elim­in­a­tion of Viol­ence against Women, the Kö-Bogen shone in the col­our that sym­bol­ises the call for women who have exper­i­enced viol­ence. Accord­ing to the Fed­er­al Crim­in­al Police Office, the num­ber of intim­ate part­ner viol­ence rises to a total of 119,164, an increase of 4% com­pared to 2019. With the action, Zonta women and Sor­op­tim­ists wanted to draw atten­tion to the urgency of pro­gress regard­ing the increase in cases and the hand­ling of the issue of women’s violence.

NEW AT KÖ-BOGEN: EVERY­ONE WANTS VIN­TAGE!

BRE­UNINGER ESTAB­LISHES REVERSE RETAIL FOR SECOND HAND TREAS­URES.

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 28.NOVEMBER 2021

Every­one wants vin­tage, but where can you find the nearest second-hand store? The design­er hand­bag still lies unworn in the cup­board and the price tag still hangs on it? Bre­uninger has recog­nised the vin­tage trend and already imple­men­ted it in Düsseldorf’s Kö-Bogen. Reverse retail is the new magic word. Buddy&Selly, an online shop for vin­tage cloth­ing, and VitEn­Vogue are behind it with their busi­ness mod­el. Buddy&Selly takes over the pur­chase of vin­tage cloth­ing and VitEn­Vogue the sale: win-win for a good cause. The prin­ciple is simple: cus­tom­ers bring their well-pre­served design­er cloth­ing and accessor­ies to the cus­tom­er ser­vice depart­ment set up for the Kö-Bogen, which eval­u­ates and sells the items.
With Vin­tage, you get the chance to buy unique design­er treas­ures. Accord­ing to a BCG study, second-hand only accounts for about two per­cent of the fash­ion mar­ket, but if you’re look­ing for unique pieces and want to shop in an envir­on­ment­ally con­scious way without con­stantly buy­ing newly pro­duced tex­tiles, this is the place to go. With pre­vi­ously worn cloth­ing, you can fill your ward­robe with high-qual­ity design­er treas­ures and save money at the same time. Because these are cheap­er second-hand than the new goods in the store. In addi­tion, the gar­ments are a lot more sus­tain­able than fast-fash­ion cloth­ing. When it comes to high-qual­ity lux­ury items, you don’t have to worry about the new vin­tage design­er dress los­ing qual­ity and value after a while. The mar­ket of second-hand goods has developed and become increas­ingly estab­lished in recent years. With high-qual­ity, well-cared-for lux­ury products, the interest of buy­ers is increas­ing due to their longev­ity and col­lect­ible value.

New shop­ping beha­viour.
Man­aging Dir­ect­or Bre­uninger Düs­sel­dorf Andreas Rebbelmund makes it clear: “it should not be under­stood as an exper­i­ment, but as an import­ant part of the chan­ging shop­ping beha­viour and exper­i­ence”. Bre­uninger is com­mit­ted to sus­tain­able and respons­ible con­sump­tion of fash­ion with a Cor­por­ate Respons­ib­il­ity Strategy (CRS), which is to be under­stood as the social respons­ib­il­ity of com­pan­ies. “The design­er and lux­ury accessor­ies are checked for authen­ti­city and qual­ity by the exper­i­enced Buddy&Selly pur­chas­ing team and val­ued accord­ingly,” says Andreas Rebbelmund. Cus­tom­ers receive a Bre­uninger shop­ping vouch­er in the amount of the pur­chase price in return for the items they hand in.

Accord­ing to Rebbelmund, the response has been con­sist­ently pos­it­ive, whereupon Bre­uninger is pre­par­ing to increase the share of vin­tage cloth­ing on the fash­ion mar­ket by expand­ing the range in the depart­ment store. Vari­ous Vit­eEn­Vogue pop-up spaces in oth­er cit­ies and a per­man­ent, unlim­ited pur­chase option via Buddy& Selly are planned.

NEW POP-UP

KÖ-BOGEN WEL­COMES THE PASH­MINA SHOP

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 22. NOVEM­BER 2021

Kö-Bogen wel­comes a new pop-up store to the dis­trict: The Pash­mina Shop — known for its lux­uri­ous cashmere products — is mov­ing from the Schad­ow Arkaden to the Kö-Bogen. Between Porsche and Farber-Cas­tell, you will find the finest silk and cashmere products made in a small fact­ory in Nepal. In addi­tion to the hand-woven and fair-trade scarves and shawls, there are also beau­ti­ful hats, belts and accessories.

We are delighted with the col­our­ful diversity of the range and extend a warm wel­come to Pashmina!

BEAU­TI­FUL GIFT CAM­PAIGNS AT KÖ-BOGEN

THE KÖ-BOGEN ANGELS WERE THERE AGAIN

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 17.NOVEMBER 2021

Last Sat­urday, Kö-Bogen vis­it­ors and pass­ers-by were delighted with deli­cious St. Martin’s pret­zels. Our Kö-Bogen help­ers Sami and Ana dis­trib­uted a total of 1000 pieces of the won­der­fully fra­grant del­ic­acies from a premi­um tra­di­tion­al bakery. The pret­zel tra­di­tion, which ori­gin­ated in the beau­ti­ful Rhine­land-Palat­in­ate, was enthu­si­ast­ic­ally received by the Düs­sel­dor­fers, who are mainly famil­i­ar with Weck­män­ner. Espe­cially chil­dren and fam­il­ies were happy about this nice action.

In the past months, too, the Kö-Bogen has always come up with some­thing for its vis­it­ors. Wheth­er sweet ginger­bread hearts or high-qual­ity, extra-large shop­ping bags — in wind and weath­er, cus­tom­ers and every­one who passed by Kö-Bogen were always giv­en small gifts.

Social com­mit­ment is also close to the Kö-Bogen’s heart, so we had a great cooper­a­tion with the Work­shop for Adap­ted Work (WfaA), which made high-qual­ity small cush­ions for us from ori­gin­ally planned bags, which were then giv­en away. The dis­tri­bu­tion of the St. Martin’s pret­zel was now the fourth cam­paign in the last few months at Kö-Bogen. So it’s worth vis­it­ing our beau­ti­ful Kö-Bogen in the heart of Düs­sel­dorf every now and then, because (pssst!) there are more great sur­prises planned for Decem­ber. Stay tuned!

INSTYLE X JOOP! – FASH­ION EVENT 

STYLE TALK WITH VERON­ICA FERRES AND HER DAUGH­TER LILLY KRUG

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 29.OKTOBER 2021

Let’s get con­nec­ted! InStyle and JOOP! invited to an exclus­ive even­ing in the spir­it of fash­ion at Kö-Bogen. In the Joop! store, which opened in March 2021, the InStyle edit­or­i­al team presen­ted the cur­rent col­lec­tion and selec­ted key pieces of the sea­son. The high­light of the even­ing was the style talk with act­ress Veron­ica Ferres and her daugh­ter Lilly Krug, whose pres­ence attrac­ted well-known Düs­sel­dorf per­son­al­it­ies to the Kö-Bogen. Instyle edit­or Ann-Cath­er­ine Hei­mann also asked JOOP! Woman design­er Claudia Beck­er about the post-pan­dem­ic fash­ion moods and the cur­rent trends of the sea­son. Sig­na­ture drinks from well-known Düs­sel­dorf TV bar­tender Nic Shanker, fin­ger food and cool DJ sounds with a live act made the Fash­ion Night at the JOOP! store an all-round suc­cess­ful event and ensured an exuber­ant mood for trend shop­ping and inspir­ing exchanges among the fashionistas.

Cred­its : Getty Images

SUPER­CARS AT KÖ-BOGEN

TUMI LAUNCHES TRAVEL COL­LEC­TION WITH MCLAR­EN

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 12. OKTO­BER 2021

Fant­ast­ic weath­er, lounge music, drinks, fin­ger food and nice guests: this is how Tumi launched its new McLar­en-inspired premi­um lug­gage and travel col­lec­tion last Thursday. Inter­ested guests and press rep­res­ent­at­ives were intro­duced to the nine super mod­els, which com­bine the simple eleg­ance of McLar­en with the prac­tic­al com­fort of Tumi.
In addi­tion to the sporty and eleg­ant cap­sule col­lec­tion, two par­tic­u­larly dynam­ic mod­els caused quite a stir: The McLar­en 720 S Coupé and the McLar­en GT attrac­ted onlook­ers and car engine fans. It was a unique oppor­tun­ity to get a close-up look at the high-per­form­ance super­cars, which were hand-assembled in Eng­land, and maybe even take a selfie or two.
Since 1975, Tumi has been design­ing busi­ness, travel and per­form­ance lux­ury goods designed to enhance, sim­pli­fy and beau­ti­fy every step in motion. Flaw­less func­tion­al­ity is com­bined with strength, so a col­lab­or­a­tion with McLar­en was an obvi­ous choice.
The Tumi brand is sold in over 75 coun­tries and approx­im­ately 2000 points of sales world­wide. Mindaugas Mikalauskas and his Tumi team are always happy to wel­come vis­it­ors and give them a tour of the pretty two-storey store at Kö-Bogen.

DIOR POP-UP-STORE AT KÖ-BOGEN

FLOWERS,FLOWERS, FLOWERS!

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 14.SEPTEMBER 2021

At Kö-Bogen, amidst a col­our­ful sea of flowers, the Miss Dior Mille­fiori pop-up of the French lux­ury brand Dior shone in the form of a per­fume bottle. On the occa­sion of the launch of the new Miss Dior Eau de Par­fum, celebrity guests and fash­ionis­tas could exper­i­ence the dazzling Miss Dior dream in all its facets. Mod­el Fran­ziska Knuppe, presenter Laura Wontorra and act­ress Veron­ica Ferres vis­ited the rav­ish­ing flor­al back­drop at Kö-Bogen and went on a first-class fra­grance jour­ney on the upper floor of the pretty pavil­ion.
Per­fectly placed next to the prom­in­ent Libe­s­kind ensemble on the Kö, the art­fully designed, col­our­ful Mille­fiori Garden provided the per­fect set­ting for photo shoots and selfies.

BRE­UNI­GER FASH­ION CAT­WALK AT KÖ-BOGEN

SEA­SON OPEN­ING AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 6.SEPTEMBER 2021

A very spe­cial event high­light was the spec­tac­u­larly staged sea­son open­ing autumn/winter 2021 of the Düs­sel­dorf fash­ion and life­style com­pany Bre­uninger. On a float­ing open air run­way on water, Bre­uninger high­light brands from premi­um, lux­ury and trend such as Gucci and Valentino were presen­ted. Invited guests and fash­ion enthu­si­asts mar­velled at the fash­ion shows hos­ted by Rabea Shif, known from RTL and VOX. Cool sound by DJ Axl­nt, the best weath­er and exclus­ive pro­mo­tion­al activ­it­ies made the sea­son kick-off an unfor­get­table experience.