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Bonn

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  • Day28

    the name's Bonn

    September 17, 2016 in Germany

    Another ferry across river at Konigswinter and then ride on to Bonn
    We got stuck in about 10 minutes of rain right at the end of the ride (and it stopped of course when we got to the hotel).
    We did about 62km today (and I have gone over 1000km total- woot!)

    Checked out Beethoven's house and did a couple cool caches in the evening.

  • Day38

    Bonn

    August 3, 2016 in Germany

    A short hop over the river on a Rhein Ferry and a drive downstream found us in Bonn, former capital of West Germany and birthplace of Beethoven.

    The stopover was about 6km out of town but the pleasant cycle ride in took us through a park and alongside the Rhein. Bonn is the most diverse city we've visited on this tour of Germany. Students have a big presence but the recent influx of refugees also add to the mix. Whilst many seem to have found work, some sadly are seen begging on their knees with paper cups. Others can be heard busking, notably a pair with a violin and electronic keyboard bringing Münsterplatz (Münster Square) to life with some incredible classical music, overseen by Beethoven's statue.

    The grand Münster church is a dominant feature with some striking stained glass windows seen best from the inside.

    We got soaked to the skin on the cycle ride back to the van but it was great to see so many others out cycling, walking running and even rowing despite the pouring rain.

    We were a little concerned that evening when we heard (and felt) a loud bass 'boom boom'ing from speakers. After we'd discounted our neighbours and the cars on the road, we discovered the sound was coming from the park. It soon turned into really good rock music so Will wandered over the bridge to investigate. He found about 250 people watching a free concert, one of 54 daily evening concerts shown between July and September. There were seats and shelter from the rain so he sat himself down, ordered a beer and enjoyed the show!
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  • Day29

    An evening in Bonn

    April 23, 2017 in Germany

    After the castle tour and another sumptuous dinner on board, we had a few hours free to explore the town of Bonn.The town is a large university town these days and is famous for being the birthplace of Beethoven. As it was a Sunday night and a later than scehduled stop, the square and streets close to the river were pretty deserted and not many things were open. After a stroll around the area admiring the buildings that were lit up so nicely, we found a small traditional German bar that was open for a quick drink (or two).Read more

  • Day9

    Absolutely significant. Seeing Germany away from tourist areas; getting to witness homes and neatness and pride , parks with families and children playing, small local farms with asparagus, wheat and spinach .... this was a look at now as opposed to the history we have been seeing and enjoying. With our big bike group however, I’m not so sure the enjoyment was returned and learnt some German of which I will not repeat here.

    Coco🌻
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  • Day31

    Bonn Germany

    July 19, 2016 in Germany

    Wouldn't hv thought this city wld be of interest but Beethoven was born here and the steps of the Rasthaus (city hall) had the honour of JFK and the disolution of the USSR was announced here by Gorbachev in 1991. Also the square has the dubious honor of being the place where Hitler ordered thousands of books of great literature burned here.

  • Day6

    Der Wind macht einen Fehler

    May 24, 2017 in Germany

    Von Bingen aus gings los dem Rhein entlang immer schön nach Norden. Der Wind wollte aber unbedingt in den Süden‼️🙄
    So passierte dies auf den ersten 120 km!😟 zusätzlich hatte ich Probleme mit dem Zusatzakku für mein Navigationsgerät , so entschloss ich mich, ab km 116 den Radwegzeichen zu folgen.
    Ab km 120 drehte plötzlich der Wind! 👍👍 Ich fühlte mich im Radfahrerhimmel! Bei km 125 kamen die ersten Bedenken. Ich schaltete mein Navi wieder ein UND - Oh Schreck, Schock, Schande usw.! FALSCHE RIchtung😢😴‼️ = 5 km zurück 😝😝😝
    Na ja, kann das jedem passieren oder nur mir?
    Trotzdem war es ein weiterer toller Tag mit total 152 km und davon, man rechne, 147 km Gegenwind 🤣‼️
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  • Day37

    Wieder allein

    July 6, 2017 in Germany

    Ab morgen geht es für mich alleine weiter nach Koblenz. Respekt an meine Eltern, die mich von Duisburg nach Bonn begleitet haben und das unter ständigen Sonnenschein und nach dem ersten Tag schon Sonnenbrand belastet. Gute 130 km sind wir gemeinsam gefahren. Ich hoffe diese Erfahrung hat einen guten Anreiz geliefert für zukünftige Langstreckenfahrten. Immer dran denken: "Das Ziel ist egal, die Reise ist das Abenteuer".Read more

  • Day37

    Bonn

    November 1, 2015 in Germany

    Bonn, the old West German capital. Dwarfed by it's near neighbour of Cologne, it was -- at face value at least -- a strange place for a capital. Hamburg has close to two million residents, Cologne well over a million, Munich too. Why Bonn? The reason has never been stated, but most believe it was to give the West German state a feeling of impermanence, and the sense that Berlin was the capital in waiting of a united Germany. That has come to pass, but Bonn still retains some of its former status as a place of government and politics. Many NGOs are still based in the city. And, indeed, the preliminary talks for the UN Paris 2015 summit on climate change have been and are taking place in Bonn. To most people, though, it's just a small, cozy university town, much like Oxford with whom it's twinned.Read more

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