NRW gift guide

I hope you enjoyed our series of local entrepreneurs to buy something from when you’re shopping for the holidays. I link to them at the bottom of the post.

For my last blog post of 2014, I wanted to do something different. A gift guide for the NRW enthusiast in your life. There’s something for (almost) every personality type on your list.

Today, I have something a little different. These products, found on, are perfect for the Nordrhein Westfalen fan in your life. There’s something for (almost) every personality type:

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For the transportation enthusiast: Train Simulator, Düsseldorf Airport simulator, and even the Schwebebahn simulator

For the Schwebebahn enthusiast: Speaking of the Schwebebahn, the Schwebebahn book for kids or maybe a story about Tuffi the Elefant (in German)

 For the Ruhrgebiet enthusiast: A Ruhrgebiet keychain in coal gray, Ruhrpott Cookie Cutter, Ruhrgebiet rubber duck, or Skyline silhouette for their wall

 For the person serious rubber duck enthusiast: the Köln Rubber Duck and, again, the Ruhrgebiet rubber duck

For the travel enthusiast: a suitcase with Köln’s landscape

For the game and puzzle enthusiast: Monopoly Bonn and Kölner Dom in a 3D Puzzle

For the reader: A book set in 8th century Aachen (in English)

For the local business supporter: Check out the previous posts in my series, Meet an NRWer:

Please note: Except for the “For the local business supporter” category. These are all untested, fun suggestions of NRW-related items found on They are all affiliate links.

Have a great December, don’t forget to check out the local Christmas Markets and sites. I’ll still be active on most days on Facebook, or you can sign up for the newsletter.

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I’ll be back in 2015 with new NRW stories, as well as a series of weekend trip itinerary suggestions. If you have any questions, tips, or insight that you want to share with me – please email me at and we can chat!


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