GA list These Bonn souvenirs make great gifts
Bonn · Have you ever found yourself looking for the perfect Bonn souvenir to give as a going-away gift or for another occasion? Here are some great ideas of what to buy and where you can get them.
Everyone has been there: A friend, colleague or family member moves away from Bonn. Many who are looking for the perfect going-away present decide to assemble a gift basket of things that come from Bonn or are typical for the city. Here are some suggestions for gifts that can be used for a going-away present but for other occasions as well.
Although Haribo moved from Bonn to Grafschaft this year, the candy giant still has strong ties to Bonn - and not only because the “bo” in Haribo stands for Bonn. For sure you will want a bag of “Goldbären”, “Colorado” or “TropiFrutti. If one wants to get even more Bonn-like, there are licorice sticks with the fitting name “Bonner Gold.” That and much more is available at the Haribo shop in Bonn city center.
Address: Am Neutor 3, 53113 Bonn
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm
Ok, maybe this doesn’t fit perfectly with Haribo, but there is a beer which carries the Bonn name - and it’s called Bönnsch. Not only can one buy this in the brewery in Bonn’s city center, but it can also be purchased at beverage stores and supermarkets, Edeka Mohr for one.
Address: Edeka Mohr at Bornheimer Straße 162 in Bonn is just one example of where you can buy Bönnsch
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 10pm
So if you would like to give away something a little stronger, there’s another option to be found in Bonn: Siegfried is the magic word. Not only was he a heroic dragon fighter in the Nibelungen saga, but he is also the namesake of the highly acclaimed Rhineland Dry Gins, made by Raphael Vollmar and Gerald Koenen in an Eifel distillery. It is available in beverage stores and supermarkets, and also at department stores like Kaufhof.
Address: Kaufhof at Remigiusstrasse 20-24, 53111 Bonn
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:30am - 8pm
Staying fluid with our list here, Verpoorten also fits on the list of gifts to give from Bonn. The egg liqueur company with the famous slogan "ei, ei, ei Verpoorten" ("egg, egg, egg Verpoorten") has its headquarters in Bonn, even though it was originally founded in 1876 in Heinsberg. The liqueur is also available in beverage stores and supermarkets.
The Bonn kissing lips
Moving away from the liquids to the must-have in every Bonn gift basket: Introduced in 1971 and redesigned in 2016, it’s the Bonn kissing lips. Whether on bags, glasses, mugs or even on a Christmas ornament, it remains a highlight for both tourists and locals. The products are available at Bonn Information.
Address: Windeckstrasse 1, 53111 Bonn
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and on Sundays from 10am to 2pm
Chocolates from the café and confectionary shop Kleimann are printed with the Bonn kissing lips, proving that the lips don’t just look good, they taste good too. And Beethoven can be found on the chocolates as well.
Address: Rheingasse 16-18, 53113 Bonn
Opening hours: Tuesdays from 11.30am to 6pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 6pm, Sundays from 11am to 6pm, closed on Mondays
Sports fan scarves
For those looking for a more sporty souvenir, there’s a Telekom Baskets Bonn scarf or one from the Bonn SC. Both teams have established themselves very well on the sports scene in Germany.
Baskets Fan Shop
Address: Friedrichstrasse 45, 53111 Bonn
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10am to 8pm, Saturdays from 10am to 7pm
Fan articles of the Bonn SC are available at home games, an online shop is in the works.
Address: Kölnstrasse 250, 53117 Bonn
Smoothie maker True Fruits was founded in Bonn in 2006 and has even made headlines beyond Bonn with one or two provocative slogans. According to Wikipedia, co-founders Marco Knauf and Inga Koster discovered smoothies while they were in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2005. The smoothies are available in every major supermarket (except discount supermarkets) - in many different flavors.
Ludwig van Beethoven is undoubtedly the city's most famous son. All kinds of souvenirs having to do with the Bonn composer can be found in the museum shop of the Beethoven-Haus. CDs, scores, stationery with Beethoven motif, music boxes as well as busts and miniature violins. A Beethoven chocolate is available here for one euro.
Address: Bonngasse 20, 53111 Bonn
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm
Bonn fashion items can be bought in the “Altstadt” or Old Town. On the Breite Straße, the shop "Schn!" sells items with the Bonn fashion label "Altstadt Apparel". The imprint "Paris, London, Tokyo, Bonn" no longer appears just on T-shirts, but also on cloth bags and cups. Hoodies and T-shirts with the logo of the University of Bonn are very popular as a souvenir, especially for students. They are available in the Uni-Shop in the FAZ-Café or in the bookstore Witsch & Behrendt.
Schn!: Address: Breite Straße 27, 53111 Bonn, Opening hours: Mondays from 4pm to 7pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm, and from 3pm to 6pm, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm to 7pm, Saturdays from 11am to 5pm
FAZ Café: Address: An der Schlosskirche 4, 53113 Bonn, Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm
Witsch & Behrendt: Address: Am Hof 5 a, 53113 Bonn, Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30am - 8pm, Saturday from 10am - 7pm
Carnival and Pützchens Markt motifs
Not only classic Bonn souvenirs, but also self-produced pins with carnival or Pützchens market motifs as well as postcards and pictures with cherry blossoms are offered by business owner Thomas Gimbel in his shop "Platzhirsch-Bonn" in the Old Town.
Address: Breite Straße 32, 53111 Bonn
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 7pm, Fridays from 10am to 7pm, Saturdays from 10am to 6pm and Mondays from 3pm to 7pm
There are many books about Bonn in our online shop or at the GA branches in Bonn, Bad Godesberg and Siegburg. At the Thalia book store in Bonn city center, there is also a table with many Bonn-related books and products. In addition to illustrated books, calendars and bookmarks, there are also breakfast boards and nostalgic coffee cups.
GA Bonn branch: Address: Bottlerplatz 7, 53111 Bonn, Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, Saturdays from 10am to 2pm
GA Bad Godesberg branch: Address: Koblenzer Strasse 61, 53173 Bonn, Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 1pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm, Saturdays from 9am to 1pm
GA Siegburg branch: Address: Markt 45 a, 53721 Siegburg, Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 1pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm, Saturdays from 9am to 1pm
Bookstore Thalia: Address: Markt 24, 53111 Bonn, Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:30am - 8pm
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A wide assortment of oil and vinegar specialties can be found at the oil manufactory Bonn. The oils are organically produced. Offers range from apricot kernel oil to hemp oil, hazelnut oil, walnut oil, sesame oil and black cumin oil. The oil factory also offers vegan products such as agave balsamic.
Address: Heinrich von Kleist Str. 39, 53113 Bonn
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 6:30pm, Saturday: 10am - 2:30pm
Contact: 0228/2270660, E-Mail: email@example.com
This is a listing which is not intended to be complete and has not followed any objective criteria. It is also not a ranking. The order is arbitrary. Is there anything missing on the souvenir list? Please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orig. text: Laszlo Scheuch, Translation: ck