If you are looking for major sights or classical beauty, the “Schäl Sick” will not provide. The nickname of Colognes right river side, which may be translated to “wrong” or “crooked” side, already indicates the perspective, which the inhabitants of the left have towards their neighboring on the right side of the river. This is due to the fact that a long lasting rivalry was maintained as the river used to be a border. This changed with historic developments in the 19th century, when at last both sides grew and merged into one city.
Our tour therefore takes you through neighborhoods which grew together and thrived during the period of industrialization and experienced continuous change ever since. Migration, structural change and also gentrification are key factors sustaining a process of ongoing reinvention. We therefore are taking you on a tour that will lead through rather gritty parts of the town, with some green and beautiful specs and perspectives. Thus we are convinced that you will enjoy the tour through Colognes “other side”.
Please also consider our list for food and drink! It will keep you energy level up along the way and also serve as proof that the “Schäl Sick” has more to offer than kebab and hot dogs, but rather has some culinary highlights as well.
You can see the cycling route directly at komoot: The “Schäl Sick”.