Germany: Bonn

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Market place with the Altes Rathaus (townhall).

 

A couple of weeks ago I did a post on the Karl Lagerfeld exhibition in the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn (which you can read here). Now Bonn has a lot more to offer… It’s a charming town with lots of beautiful houses and heaps of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Bonn has many great museums. Of course you’ve got the Bundeskunsthalle, which covers art and design. The exhibition changes every few months, so make sure to check in advance. The Karl Lagerfeld exhibition is still to be seen until 13th September.

Another great museum is the Beethoven House, the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. It contains the largest Beethoven collection in the world and is well worth a visit.

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Beethoven House, birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Bonn is known for its many fine museums. So make sure to check this website… there really is a museum for anyone’s interest.

Other landmarks in Bonn are the cathedral, the university, the market place with its town hall, the botanic garden and of course the Rhine to take a stroll near the riverside.

All this makes one very hungry… and very thirsty ! Ruland is a very good Italian restaurant, situated near market place. They have a great prosecco, so make sure to have that as an appetizer. As the main dish I had penne ortolano (penne with a tomato and herbal sauce, with grilled vegetables) which was really tasteful !

For an afternoon tea, you could always go to First Flush near the Altes Rathaus on the marketplace. They have an excellent choice of tea and coffee. In the summer, you should really try one of their iced teas (the Marrakech iced tea is highly recommended !).

To end this post, just one more tip : if you’re into books, or even if you’re not, Thalia Buchhandlung is the place to be. It is situated in Metropol, an old cinema which is converted into a bookstore . It has magnificent art-deco elements. Make sure to take a look inside this building as it has a serious wow-factor…

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Interior of former cinema Metropol, which now houses bookstore Thalia, with lots of art-deco elements.

Rain or shine, Bonn never lets you down… the former capital of East-Germany is well worth a visit so I hope I have given you some tips to go and see for yourself.

Love, Kathleen

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Münster Platz, with a statue of Beethoven and the Cathedral.
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Hofgarten
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Akademisches Kunstmuseum, Hofgarten.
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16 thoughts on “Germany: Bonn

    Kerry LifeandLoves said:
    October 14, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Beautiful photos! Looks like a great place to visit. A Karl Lagerfield exhibit sounds amazing too….!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      October 14, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you Kerry! The exhibition was ‘ganz toll’ 😀 Love, Kathleen

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    You Can Always Start Now said:
    October 14, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Always interested in travel and individual’s take on it. Bookstore looks incredible.

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      kaybe610 responded:
      October 14, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      That bookstore really is worth a visit… I loved the architecture!! Thanks for the visit 🙂

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    Niall O'Donnell said:
    October 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    That looks great, I want to see more of Germany. So far I’ve only made a brief trip to Aachen from Liège 😊.

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      kaybe610 responded:
      October 14, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      Aachen is cute 🙂 Bonn is only a 1,5 hour drive from Liège… so you know where to go now 😀 Thanks for the comment and have a lovely weekend! Kathleen x

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    amandadunn1691 said:
    October 14, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Bonn looks amazing!! We were plannjng a trip to Berlin soon, but will need to give this city a nosey too xx

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      kaybe610 responded:
      October 14, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      Bonn is a really cosy city, not big at all!!! So don’t plan too much time for a visit… but if you’ve got a day or two to spare, why not 🙂 Love, Kathleen x

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    kippinsbeautyblog said:
    October 14, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I’ve never been to Germany full stop! I need to get my act together and organise something!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      October 14, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      We don’t go to Germany often I must admit… but Bonn was definitely very nice 🙂 Would love to go to Berlin some day… Thanks for the visit! Love, Kathleen

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    Mrs.S LDN said:
    October 14, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I did not know this snippet about Beethoven!! Thats a great tip!! Which is the closet airport to Bonn?
    Great tips xxx

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      kaybe610 responded:
      October 14, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      I loved the Beethoven house. Bonn is a small city, but really nice to visit! The nearest airport is the Cologne/Bonn airport, situated between these two cities. Thanks for your comment and have a lovely weekend! Kathleen

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        Mrs.S LDN said:
        October 16, 2017 at 10:30 pm

        Wow thats super helpful to know. I’m in London and always looking for a city break so brilliant to know!! Thanks for sharing xxx

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        kaybe610 responded:
        October 17, 2017 at 8:21 am

        This is indeed a lovely getaway, mind, not very big! But Cologne is a city nearby so you could do a double citytrip 😉 Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Tuesday! Kathleen x

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        Mrs.S LDN said:
        October 18, 2017 at 8:55 pm

        Oh wow now there is an idea!! Thank you! Ill be sure to let you know if I ever do get over 🙂 xx

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        kaybe610 responded:
        October 19, 2017 at 7:59 pm

        Have fun 😀

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