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Guidebook for Bonn

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Guidebook for Bonn

Sightseeing
I have yet to visit this cemetery myself, but I hear from a lot of people that it is a must see. It's about a 15 minute walk from our apartment and is something different to see other than usual touristy stuff.
Alter Friedhof
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I have yet to visit this cemetery myself, but I hear from a lot of people that it is a must see. It's about a 15 minute walk from our apartment and is something different to see other than usual touristy stuff.
This is an old castle on the top of a mountain just outside of Bonn. It is reachable by bus. Many people like to hike up to the caste along the trail that goes up the mountain. It takes about an hour and is of medium difficulty.
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Drachenfels
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This is an old castle on the top of a mountain just outside of Bonn. It is reachable by bus. Many people like to hike up to the caste along the trail that goes up the mountain. It takes about an hour and is of medium difficulty.
Parks & Nature
This area is more of an outdoor community meeting grounds. It also hosts the best coffee in Bonn, at a small red, Italian coffee cart from Frau Hoelle. The coffee cart is a well-known meeting point for locals throughout the day from 7:00am to 18:00. You get your coffee in a ceramic cup and can take in the energy of the community and enjoy watching dogs run around the plaza and small children play at the quaint playground. Also, if you want to go for a swim, the building in the middle of the park is a swimming hall, but it is only open in Fall/Winter/Spring. For more info, go to http://www.ab-ins-schwimmbad.de/Bonn/Hallenbad-Frankenbad.html
Frankenbad Hallenbad
45 Adolfstraße
This area is more of an outdoor community meeting grounds. It also hosts the best coffee in Bonn, at a small red, Italian coffee cart from Frau Hoelle. The coffee cart is a well-known meeting point for locals throughout the day from 7:00am to 18:00. You get your coffee in a ceramic cup and can take in the energy of the community and enjoy watching dogs run around the plaza and small children play at the quaint playground. Also, if you want to go for a swim, the building in the middle of the park is a swimming hall, but it is only open in Fall/Winter/Spring. For more info, go to http://www.ab-ins-schwimmbad.de/Bonn/Hallenbad-Frankenbad.html
The botanical gardens are located at the old castle hunting lodge in Poppelsdorf. You can get here by bus, but it is about a 45 minute walk from our apartment. The gardens display a wide array of flowers, plants, trees, birds and fish. They aren't open every day, so be sure to check opening hours before you head over. For more info, go to http://www.botgart.uni-bonn.de/o_inter/engl01.php
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Botanische Gärten der Universität Bonn
169 Meckenheimer Allee
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The botanical gardens are located at the old castle hunting lodge in Poppelsdorf. You can get here by bus, but it is about a 45 minute walk from our apartment. The gardens display a wide array of flowers, plants, trees, birds and fish. They aren't open every day, so be sure to check opening hours before you head over. For more info, go to http://www.botgart.uni-bonn.de/o_inter/engl01.php
Food Scene
This place has the best pizza in Bonn, and possibly Germany. It's a 7 minute walk from our apartment. A Pizza Margarita (cheese pizza) is about 6.50EUR. This place is great for takeout or for a nice sit down meal. It's common on days with good weather to see locals eating from Tuscolo pizza boxes at Frankenbad park.
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Tuscolo Frankenbad
63 Kaiser-Karl-Ring
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This place has the best pizza in Bonn, and possibly Germany. It's a 7 minute walk from our apartment. A Pizza Margarita (cheese pizza) is about 6.50EUR. This place is great for takeout or for a nice sit down meal. It's common on days with good weather to see locals eating from Tuscolo pizza boxes at Frankenbad park.
This is a small French restaurant, patisserie, bakery, desserts, and coffee shop all in one. The staff all speak English, German and probably French. Outside can be a bit loud, due to being on a busy street, but inside is very cozy. Delicate, artsy cakes and desserts are on display for the choosing and the restaurant also offers crepes, sandwiches and smoothies. It is quite small, so it isn't good for groups larger than 5. I recommend the "Ziegenschnitt" (a goat cheese sandwich), but their croissants and the "Nemesis" chocolate cake are also incredible. They often run out of desserts on Saturdays and Sundays by noon. Also, they close at 18:00.
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C'est la Vie
177 Kölnstraße
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This is a small French restaurant, patisserie, bakery, desserts, and coffee shop all in one. The staff all speak English, German and probably French. Outside can be a bit loud, due to being on a busy street, but inside is very cozy. Delicate, artsy cakes and desserts are on display for the choosing and the restaurant also offers crepes, sandwiches and smoothies. It is quite small, so it isn't good for groups larger than 5. I recommend the "Ziegenschnitt" (a goat cheese sandwich), but their croissants and the "Nemesis" chocolate cake are also incredible. They often run out of desserts on Saturdays and Sundays by noon. Also, they close at 18:00.
If you are in the mood for curry and something spicy and low key, this is an excellent bet. We have them on speed dial for take out as well. The curry is from Pakistani persuasion and is absolutely incredible. This cozy place is run by a very sweet family, their children and often young Indian immigrants. Everyone speaks English and German. Number 6, Paneer Kofta or the Butter Chicken is incredible. Be sure to try the Mango Lassi (if they aren't sold out)! 2 minutes walk from our place and next door to Pawlow.
Mogul
54 Dorotheenstraße
If you are in the mood for curry and something spicy and low key, this is an excellent bet. We have them on speed dial for take out as well. The curry is from Pakistani persuasion and is absolutely incredible. This cozy place is run by a very sweet family, their children and often young Indian immigrants. Everyone speaks English and German. Number 6, Paneer Kofta or the Butter Chicken is incredible. Be sure to try the Mango Lassi (if they aren't sold out)! 2 minutes walk from our place and next door to Pawlow.
Drinks & Nightlife
This is where the young, artsy, German crowd gathers late at night. Most of the time patrons don't fit inside this artsy bar with a sea monster crawling out of the back wall (and a whole wall tiled with broken mirror), so you will arrive to a large chatty group chatting in groups, drink in hand, along the sidewalks. 2 minute walk from our place. Oddly enough, this place has a very affordable German breakfast menu of Broetchen, eggs, etc. Great place to sit outside on a nice day and people watch, which can be very entertaining in Altstadt.
Café Pawlow
64 Heerstraße
This is where the young, artsy, German crowd gathers late at night. Most of the time patrons don't fit inside this artsy bar with a sea monster crawling out of the back wall (and a whole wall tiled with broken mirror), so you will arrive to a large chatty group chatting in groups, drink in hand, along the sidewalks. 2 minute walk from our place. Oddly enough, this place has a very affordable German breakfast menu of Broetchen, eggs, etc. Great place to sit outside on a nice day and people watch, which can be very entertaining in Altstadt.
This is an excellent Irish pub with brews from the UK and Ireland. The food is okay, but the ambiance is what keeps people coming back. If you're in the mood for a Guinness and a charming pub full of English speakers, this is the place to go. 3 minutes walk from our apartment.
Flynn's Inn Whiskey Bar & Pub Bonn
45 Wolfstraße
This is an excellent Irish pub with brews from the UK and Ireland. The food is okay, but the ambiance is what keeps people coming back. If you're in the mood for a Guinness and a charming pub full of English speakers, this is the place to go. 3 minutes walk from our apartment.