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travel © Jack Frog/ © Allard One/ © sallystap/ © MEYER_ORIGINALS © Stefan Bernsmann/ can enjoy excellent regional food and experience life in the city. take visitors to famous and less known, but fascinating, areas of the city. Cologne in the day and at night Among the most famous of the city landmarks is the Cologne Cathedral, which is more than 700 years old. The second-tallest sacral building in Germany, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 and attracts flocks of visitors from around the world each year. Besides the impressive architectural cathedral, are the Heinzelmännchenbrunnen (Gnome fountain), the city hall and the Melaten cemetery, which spans more than 435,000 m2 and has a number of im- pressive tombs and monuments. The night walk in the Old Town on 24 March offers a different view of Co- logne, bringing the city’s history to life through tales surrounding its many buildings and streets. Several other guided tours, held during the day too, Art and exhibitions In 2017, Germany is celebrating the 150 th anniversary of Käthe Koll- witz, one of the country’s most fa- mous graphic artists and painters. During the whole week of IDS, the Käthe Kollwitz Museum at Neumarkt 18–24 is showcasing several of her works in a special exhibition. At the Cologne City Museum at Zeughausstraße 1, visitors can learn more about the history of the 1,000- year city. In a special exhibition about the Heumarkt, organised in collabora- tion with the Romano-Germanic Mu- seum, the history of one of Cologne’s largest squares is conveyed. Until 26 March, the Romano-Germanic Mu- seum is also showing over 400 an- cient and early medieval glass objects in the context of the time in which they were created. Multifaceted theatre New and enduring IDS visitors will find more cul- tural offerings in Cologne’s theatres. For lovers of the classics, for exam- ple, the Metropol Theater at Eifel- straße 33 will be presenting William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will on 23 March. On Fri- day, the Theater der Keller at Kleingedankstraße 6 brings Fried- rich Dürrenmatt’s crime novella The Pledge to life on stage. For those who prefer something lighter, comedian Hans-Joachim Heist through his persona Gernot Hass knecht will give his unique take on current politics at the COMEDIA Theater at Vondelstraße 4–8. More venturesome types might be inter- ested in the cross-media adaptation of Michel Houellebecq’s science fic- tion novel The Possibility of an Is- land, which will be shown at the Alte Feuerwache on Melchiorstraße 3 throughout the week. There are many concerts taking place during the week of IDS. On Mon- day evening, for example, trumpeter Till Brönner is performing his new album The Good Life at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall at Bischofsgarten- straße 1. Also being held during the week is the annual Fest für Alte Musik, this year titled “Greatest Hits”, which showcases music that has been played for centuries. At the Trinity church at Filzengraben 6, visitors can experience the Lutheran cantatas by Johann Sebas- tian Bach. The highlight of the festival, however, will be The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed at the Balloni halls at Ehrenfeldgürtel 88–92. The role of Papageno will be played by Guildo Horn, who quickly rose to international fame by competing for Germany in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest. Contemporary music lov- ers will enjoy the musical adaption of the film The Bodyguard, being shown at the Musical Dome, right next to the train station. These suggestions cover only some of the options to ensure your stay in one of the most lively, attractive and charming of German cities is most enjoyable. (cid:26) AD Discover the clinic of your dreams! (Article by Rebecca Michel, Dental Tribune Germany) AD Welcome and join us to be exclusive Agent for elexxion AG • Worldwide the only Digital Pulsed Diode Laser Technology • The !rst dental Diode Pumped Erbium YAG in the world • New elexxion Duration Power Handpiece for stable and controlled power • Anti-Snoring Therapy without touch, anesthesia and pain Hall 10.1 Booth J 030/ K 031 EVENT All interested Agents are welcome: Radisson Blue Hotel Cologne, March 23rd, from 18:30 20 37th International Dental Show 2017 · 23. März 23 March elexxion AG • Otto-Hahn-Str. 7 • 78224 Singen • Germany • • • Tel.: +49 7731 907 330

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