Activities in Manchester
Formerly known as a dirty industrial city without any cultural charm, “Cottonopolis” has developed over the past decades into something unique with an original character. If you want to understand Manchester, you have to understand the people who have always worked hard for their success here in England’s north-west, coming up with innovations from the ground.
The former working-class city has preserved this innovative character and today presents itself with a fascinating contrast of rough brick romance, alternative hipster bars and modern office towers, in which creative start-ups work on the reality of tomorrow. In Manchester, history and modernity meet on every corner, be it in the Museum of Science and Industry, in the Imperial War Museum or in the medieval Manchester Cathedral. In contrast, you also have the “Theatre of Dreams”, the stadium of the football club Manchester United, which is a modern pilgrimage site, as closely connected with the city as the cotton industry of earlier days. A visit to “Old Trafford” belongs as much to a trip to Manchester as the one or two pints in the pubs of the metropolis. Conviviality, football and pride in the work of the People – that’s the DNA of Manchester.