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... more than 1,000 years ago. Bonn was granted a full municipal charter in 1243 and in the 16th century the electors and archbishops of Cologne chose Bonn as their capital and city of residence. Their magnificent palaces and buildings still bring baroque splendour to the city. During the period of German separation following WWII Bonn was made provisional capital city from 1949 to 1990 and the seat of the German federal government up until 1999. Bonn ...
... about 900 years old and whereas The Aachen Cathedral is the oldest, this one is the largest in Northern Europe.
It is so surreal to walk out of the door of the station and there it is. It is massive and something out of a Spielberg movie. I can only hope my photos capture what I am trying to describe.If you have read the historical fiction novels by Ken Follet in his Pillars of The Earth and World Without End, you can see why the building ...
... years of the Cold War the premise of Bonn being the capital of West Germany and Berlin the capital of East Germany. Following German reunification in 1990 Bonn closely lost out to Berlin to become the new capital of Germany in a vote by the Bundestag. As a compromise, some government departments remained in Bonn and the city was given the title of Federal City of Bonn (Bundesstadt). Bonn's most famous resident, celebrated throughout the city, is the ...
... br> The museum, called the 'Haus der Deutschen Geschichte' was a train ride away along the 'museum mile', and the exhibitions were about the role of the USA in Germany and Germany itself since the end of the war. It was all very interesting, and we especially enjoyed reading a manual that was given to American soldiers coming to Germany after the war, explaining that "there will be no fraternization ...
... German cuisine!). We wandered around Bonn some more and saw beethoven's birth house, then it started to rain quite heavily so we went somewhere for a fruit smoothie and waited til it stopped raining. Walked to the river and sat for a while under some shelter where it rained yet again, then headed back to the train station and got the train back to Köln. Stopped at the supermarket to get ...