New sweets store Haribo opens factory outlet in Bad Godesberg

Bad Godesberg · On Friday morning, May 31, Haribo opens a new factory outlet in Bad Godesberg. The grand opening will be celebrated over two days with a big event.

 Haribo Gummibärchen.

Haribo Gummibärchen.

Foto: Martin Gerten/Archiv

On Friday morning, May 31, Haribo opened a new factory outlet in Bad Godesberg. The grand opening will be celebrated over two days with numerous activities for families.

Even from a distance, it could not be overlooked that on Friday morning the Haribo factory outlet opened in the industrial area of north Bad Godesberg. It wasn’t because of the new building on Friesdorfer Straße 125 with its 800 square meters of retail space, but rather the numerous amount of people with large bags of sweets in the surrounding area.

Even on the factory outlet grounds, near the old sales hall, there was already a lot going on at lunchtime. Children tried their hand at various activities such as fishing, twister or making use of the goal wall. The craft tables were also very popular. So it's no wonder that some people lost track. "I'm standing in line," said eight-year-old Charlotte, convinced, before she leaned around the corner and noticed that the spinning wheel was behind the line. Nine-year-old Robert, on the other hand, couldn't answer at all - his mouth was too full.

Piers Newman had arrived from Ipswich. Not because of the factory outlet, but it was a pleasant side benefit of his visit to Bonn. "William Blake said, "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom," Newmann said. "And he was right, even though I don't think he knew Haribo," he said with a twinkle in his eye - and again he reached into his bag of treats.

If you haven't made it to Friesdorfer Straße yet, there is still time. This Friday, family festivities run until 6pm, on Saturday from 9:30 am to 6 pm. Visitors can also take a look at the old factory outlet, which will soon be demolished to make way for apartments. By the way: The first and oldest Haribo factory outlet was opened on June 20, 2003 at Friesdorfer Straße 121, according to spokeswoman Saskia Dehnert. The building measured 1000 square meters - and was therefore larger than the newly opened shop. "There was a children's corner that was hardly used," said Dehnert.

(Orig. text: Ayla Jacob, Translation: Carol Kloeppel)

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