Traditional student`s restaurant and pub
Should not be missed if you are visiting Bonn: a student's hang-out since 1883!
Also favoured by people from the neighbourhood.
Remarkable is the wooden paneling, the typical rhineland long counter with barstools, tables in two rooms, summer beer garden in the backyard.
Ask for the picture with the portrait of young Beethoven. Typical pub with local cuisine, superior to ordinary pub food, very tasty and varied, good beer on draft, not cheap but valid for money.
This large concert and convention hall was built in the 1950s, and was inaugurated on September 8, 1959, with an orchestra concert conducted by Paul Hindemith, the composer of Cardillac.
Seating in the large hall is flexible, depending on whether it is for a concert (1,980 seats), a conference (1,350 seats with desks) or a banquet (1,200 seats at tables).
The Beethovenhalle is the home base of the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, which gives numerous concerts here.
Planet? That's right! You have to understand, the way people think here, the Rhineland is a universe of its own! And within the Rhenish universe, what might be called an ordinary part of town somewhere else, is a proper planet here! A quite distinct one from the neighboring planets Kessenich, Lessenich, Muffendorf, Poppelsdorf and the like. When in Bonn proper, i.e. on the Western bank of the Rhine, never mention Beuel as one of the "planets" -- Beuel is situated on the opposite bank -- the Schäälsick . No need to understand what the word means, it already looks ugly enough, doesn't it? Bad Godesberg is on the "right" side of the river, but also not that popular with a genuine Bonn aboriginal.
Anyway, it is a good idea to keep planet Endenich in mind, because it contains a fabulous theatre and two of the best pubs in the entire Rhineland. All of these are located in the Frongasse, which I highly recommend visiting.
Bonn - my lovely Home Town
"Bonn, a Sleeping Jewel"
I was born in Bonn and have never left it, except my last year in Kosovo. I love my hometown for its nice people, the lovely city with its big amount of nice cafes, restaurants, shops and its tremendous view to the river rhine. The promenade along the river invites you for a walk or a run with inline skaters.
Bonn offers a lot of museums, which are well known far away from the city. Bonn as the born place of Beethoven is also a place of classic music. It's always worth visiting!
The pittoresque Castles of the Middle Rhine
"The Middle Rhine - an UNESCO World Heritage"
On this part of the Rhine - the Middle Rhine Valley (between Cologne and Mainz, most famous maybe the part between Koblenz and Bingen) - you can enjoy a river cruise for a daytrip and watch nearly 20 magnificent castles passing by on just a few kilometers - the highest density of castles in the world. Nowhere else can you find so many castles on one spot. A stop is possible in nearly every town along the route, so you can discover the romantic old towns where time stands still, do some winetasting the region is famous for or hike up the hills/vineyards and take a tour to discover the way of the life of knights and noblemen (or robber barons) in their castles in medieval times. Some are well preserved, some are hotels today, others lie in ruins - enjoy a cup of coffee or wine&dine while watching down on the River Rhine panorama, before you go on to see the next highlights.
This magnificent landscape with its history easily fascinated and inspired painters, poets and musicians like Wiliam Turner, Heinrich Heine, Goethe, Schiller, Hölderlin, Kleist, von Fallerleben and Robert Schumann and many, many more....which was the foundation to the so called "Rheinromantik" - Rhine Romanticism.
Every place offers an interesting history and some famous legends like the Loreley or the Dragon Mountain where Siegfried once killed a dragon.....maybe you get lucky and you discover the hidden Rhinegold ;-)
Come along and take a view at the Castles along the Rhine.
Follow the footsteps of people like Lord Byron, Victor Hugo or Brentano along the Middle Rhine Valley - an UNESCO World heritage site.
"Burg Sterrenberg and Burg Liebenstein"
The castles of two brothers who quarreled for the same woman and finally killed each other in a duel....so the story goes.