german high-quality luggage manufacturer RIMOWA has unveiled an insider’s guide to its historic home of cologne, germany. founded in 1898 and widely known for its parallel aluminum grooves, it was only obvious the brand would unveil a travel guide.


‘RIMOWA has always led the conversation around travel,’ comments the brand. ‘now, this hard-earned expertise has been used to write and produce an exclusive travel guide to cologne, germany by those who know it best.’

rimowa cologne city guide
for a traditional german teatime, café konditorei wahlen




available for anyone to download in english, RIMOWA’S guide to köln features architecture photography by simon menges and portrait photography by marc krause. inside, viewers can find recommendations to hotels, museums, galleries, bookstores, restaurants and cafes; as well as interviews with five diverse köln residents who share the way they live the city.

rimowa cologne city guide
with branches located in cultural institutions across europe, walther könig has become one of the world’s most distinguished bookstores and publishers


‘the resulting guide delivers the elevated perspective for which RIMOWA has become known,’ concludes RIMOWA. ‘featuring interviews with five köln residents of differing ages, backgrounds and occupations, it gives a compelling insight into the city’s most cherished spots. from traditional brew houses and acclaimed bookstores, to skateparks and striking neo-gothic architecture, each recommendation represents an authentic look at the places frequented by the city’s local creative set.’

rimowa cologne city guide
the neo-gothic qvest hotel, nestled in köln’s old town


you can download RIMOWA’s köln guide here.

RIMOWA pays tribute to its historic home with the cologne city guide
for a quick bite, a drawn-out brunch, or an indulgent dinner, stop by wallczka to sample shared plates focused on reinterpreting traditional cuisines from around the globe

RIMOWA pays tribute to its historic home with the cologne city guide
within a former subway station, the ads1a space occupies a 970s concrete building remodeled by bernd kniess


project info:


name: RIMOWA cologne city guide

download: here