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Castles

Godesburg Castle

Godesburg Castle in Bad Godesberg, Germany

Godesburg Castle (Godesburg) is placed on a hill in Bad Godesberg, a part of Bonn. It was built in 13th century and was destroyed following a siege in 1583 at the start of the Cologne War. Today it houses a restaurant and is known as fine lookout.

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Castles

Schloss Drachenburg in Königswinter

Schloss Drachenburg in Königswinter, Germany

View of Drachenburch Castle (Schloss Drachenburg) taken from the terrace of the Grand Hotel Petersberg.

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Restaurants Wine

Wine bistro ‘Elbe am Rhein’ in Bonn

Wine bistro 'Elbe am Rhein' in Bonn, Germany

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.

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Sculptures

Regina Pacis in Bonn

Regina Pacis in Bonn, Germany

A statue of the ‘Regina Pacis’ created by Wilhelm Rottermondt seen at the university of Bonn. I love to take photos of such sculptures as they are generally overlooked by tourists. What about you? Are you looking for such details on your walks through foreign cities?

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Architecture

House with a tubelike decoration in Bonn

House with a pipe like decoration in Bonn, Germany

I had already seen a lot of buildings built in a decorative style but this one looked very special to me.

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Sculptures

Sculpture of Hermes in Bonn

Sculpture of Hermes in Bonn, Germany

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?

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City Halls

City hall of Bonn

Town hall of Bonn, Germany

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.

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Museums

Beethoven-Haus in Bonn

Birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven in Bonn, Germany

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.

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Architecture

Chamber Music Hall in Bonn

Chamber music hall next to the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven in Bonn, Germany

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.

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Cuisine

Bönnsch in Bonn

Bönnsch, a beer served in an unique glas in Bonn, Germany

Lunchtime in Bonn! At the Restaurant Bönnsch we got in touch with a rare beer which was served in such special shaped glasses.

Dicke Bohnen in Bonn, Germany

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’

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Palaces

Electoral Palace in Bonn

University of Bonn, Germany

The Electoral Palace (Kurfürstliches Schloss) in  Bonn was the former residential palace of the Prince-Electors of Cologne. Nowadays it is the main building of the University of Bonn. [German]