Godesburg Castle (Godesburg) stands on a hill in Bad Godesberg, a part of Bonn. It dates back to the 13th century. At the start of the Cologne War, the castle fell victim to a siege in 1583. Today it houses a restaurant and is known as a fine lookout. [German]
At the end of our day in Bonn we had dinner at a wine bistro named ELBE am Rhein, located next to the river Rhine. Due of some rain we had our meal inside where we were surrounded by a lot of colorful paintings which evoked a lot of talk while waiting for the first course.
Wilhelm Rottermondt created this statue of the ‘Regina Pacis’. It stands in a niche on the facade of the University of Bonn. I love to take photos of such sculptures. Generally, tourists overlook them. What about you? Are you looking for such details on your walks through foreign cities?
While walking along the streets of Bonn I came across this sculpture of Hermes. Famously he is the god of the travellers. Well, I wonder if Hermes could be the god of the travel bloggers as well. What do you think?
Unfortunately it was pretty rainy during my visit in Bonn. I got a nice photo of the city hall though. Many years ago I watched a ‘Rathaussturm’ here. Have you already heard about this carnival tradition? At the end of the carnival period the carnival revellers supported by a female guard ‘take over the power’ at the city hall for a few days.
The first stop on our city walk in Bonn: The birthplace of composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). At the Beethoven-Haus I was especially impressed by a collection of hearing aids for the deaf artist.
One of my most favourite moments in Bonn: A visit at the Chamber Music Hall (Kammermusiksaal). I was especially impressed by the elegance of the hall and the view from the big window on the right side. From there one can see the inner yard of Beethoven’s birthplace.
Lunchtime in Bonn! At the Restaurant Bönnsch, we got in touch with these special-shaped glasses.
For lunch I had a Rhineland speciality: ‘Rheinische Dicke Bohnen’. From the menu: ‘Mit Bohnenkraut abgeschmeckt, mit gebratenen Kasselerscheiben in einer Thymiansauce serviert, als Beilage servieren wir knusprige Bratkartoffel’