Blitzkrieg Bop: A Sunday in Bonn
Since Saturday was a full working day, I had only one free weekend day, Sunday (22 May), and I used the short time to do the blitzkrieg tour that solo travel writers with deadlines to meet get used to doing: Beethoven's house, das Kunstmuseum (modern art), die Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublick Deutschland (art/exhibitions hall - the name's so wordy even the museum's site has an abbreviated URL), das Haus der Geschichte der BRD (history of the Federal Republic of Germany - another mouthful of a name), das Museum Alexander Koenig (natural history), and the little castle of Godesburg and the surrounding neighbourhood of Bad Godesburg.
The picture shows the Rathaus (i.e. the council house, not a place where the Pied Piper of Hamelin hangs out) in the centre of Bonn.
It wasn't the best timing for being here in terms of events- just missed the huge Tutankhamen exhibition that had ended on 1 May, the "Rhine on Fire" spectacle (link's in German), and I understand the German Formula 1 championships at Nurburgring are coming up soon. But Bonn's got a wonderful selection of museums, I must say.
Photos of Bonn