My second part of the trip included the area around Bonn, Germany. Here is the photo version of the trip:
I took the train from Frankfurt to Bonn. Although it is winter, the trip wasn’t as pretty as it could be, but I can imagine how beautiful it is here during the summer. Along the way, there are small towns on the Rhine River:
I really didn’t get much of a chance to walk around Bonn; but I did get to explore a bit. Just steps away from the Bonn Hauptbahnhof (Bonn Central Station), is the Münsterplatz. It’s a large plaza, filled with a lot of shopping (H&M, department stores, chocolate stores, etc). It also has:
the Beethoven Monument! This bronze statue of Ludwig van Beethoven was unveiled in 1845 in honor of the composer’s 75th birthday anniversary. Bonn was his birthplace.
On the other side of the plaza is:
is the Bonn Minster, one of the oldest churches in Germany.
I couldn’t leave Germany without having a delicious pretzel! There are so many bakeries, almost on every corner, which sell fresh bread, pretzels and sweets.
At the hotel I stayed in, I had some delicious meals:
This was a chicken and egg sandwich. The chicken was breaded and fried, with an egg on top. Another dish I had was:
a salad with a schnitzel (a boneless, breaded, fried piece of meat) and another fried egg! There is something to be said about egg yolk on top of of some fried meat and salad- I think we should try this for dinner sometime.
I did stop in a grocery story, got an extra large Ritter chocolate (hazelnut and milk chocolate), and some strawberry-rhubarb jelly (my favorite!). I almost never see this in the US, so I had buy some to bring home.
And that is how my Europe trip ended! I wish I had some more time to explore (and a partner in crime!) but we’ll save that for another time!
I enjoyed the pictures of Bonn as it brought back memories. My wife and I spent 6 months there while on temporary assignment with the company we both worked for. We lived in an apartment in the center of town, probably no more than 200 feet from Beethoven’s birth home.
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