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A Small Town in Germany

A January 2007 trip to Bonn by fizzytom

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Quote: The capital of the former West Germany - how has this small city coped with the transfer of power to Berlin?

A Small Town in Germany

Overview

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Bonn is full of super museums and galleries. Don't miss the Beethoven House, the August Macke House and Gallery, the Museum of the History of the Federal Republic, and the History of the Rhine Region Museum in particular. Some even open until 7pm giving you time to cram in even more.Quick Tips: On arrival in Bonn pay a visit to the Tourist Information Office off Munsterplatz to buy a Bonn Regio Card - available for 24, 48 or 72 hours, from 9 euros for 24 hours. There is a very good value card for families too. The card gives you free travel on public transport and free entry to nearly all the city's museums and galleries as well as reductions at some cafes and restaurants and at other...Read More

Haus Daufenbach

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Restaurant

Haus Daufenbach Photo, Bonn, Germany
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Haus Daufenbach is clearly a good place to pick because there are plenty of local businessmen eating here on a weekday lunchtime. Having said that this is not a place for power lunches; it is more of a traditional place which serves good value daily set meals as well as choices from the menu. It's cosy and welcoming without being too crowded and while there are loads of tables there is still some privacy. There are old paintings and photographs of local buildings and places of interest. Everywhere you look there is something to catch your interest.The owner runs around taking orders as quickly as possible and service is swift and good; our drinks arrived promptly and our meals were not...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 27, 2007

Haus Daufenbach
Brüdergasse 6
Bonn, Germany 53111
+49 228 969 4600

August-Macke-Haus

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Attraction

August-Macke-Haus Photo, Bonn, Germany
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If you go to see this impressive house, do not forget that if it was not for the determination of local people it wouldn't be open at all. The Bonn authorities were willing to let the building become a pub a public campaign had it opened and restored and in 1991 the doors opened. This lovely Classicist style house, built in the 1870s houses a museum that puts into context the life of Macke and the artists working around him.This is the house where Macke painted over 400 pieces and worked until his untimely death in 1914.Alas, many of his most famous works are housed elsewhere but there are still a good number of interesting pieces and they are well presented. On the staircases ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 27, 2007

August-Macke-Haus
Bornheimer Straße 96
Bonn, Germany 53119
+49 (228) 655331