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April 19–22: Tips for the weekend in Bonn and the region

April 19–22 : Tips for the weekend in Bonn and the region

Playmobil, comedy, music, a touch of Easter and much more: The weekend in Bonn and the region has a lot to offer again. Here are our tips for the weekend April 19–22.

Friday 19 April

Playmobil exhibition in the Deutsches Museum

The hearts of Playmobil fans big and small will now beat faster at the Deutsches Museum in Bonn: from Friday onwards, thousands of Playmobil figures will be on display there. The special show "Playmobil Technology History(s)" can be seen until 25 August. Funny search stories, a one-hour guided tour for children aged four to ten, an animated film workshop for young filmmakers aged eight to fourteen and much more are also on show at the Playmobil exhibition in the Deutsches Museum in Bonn. One guided tour, for example, deals with the question "dot, dot, stroke: why Playmobil figures don't have noses - and other exciting technical stories".

Where: Deutsches Museum Bonn, Ahrstraße 45, 53175 Bonn, Germany

Contact: (0228) 30 22 55, info@deutsches-museum-bonn.de

When: Friday, 19 April, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 20 April, 12 am to 5 pm, Sunday, 21 April, 10 am to 5 pm

Tickets: Admission costs 9 euros for adults, 5 euros reduced.

Goethe’s Gardens on the roof of the Bundeskunsthalle

Starting this Saturday, the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn will be showing gardens on the roof modelled on Goethe’s gardens. The slide from the roof to the museum forecourt is now also open again. The “Goethe’s Gardens on the Roof of the Bundeskunsthalle” complex is part of a large Goethe exhibition that will open in the building in May.

Where: Roof of the Bundeskunsthalle, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Contact: (0228) 91 710, info@bundeskunsthalle.de

When: until 15 September, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets: Admission for adults 14 Euro, free for visitors up to 18 years of age

Football golf in Königswinter

An 18-lanes football golf course in Vinxel starts the season. Players have to move a ball around various obstacles. For example, at the end, the ball has to be kicked into a bed. Fun for young and old.

Where: Heiderhof 1, 53639 Königswinter, Germany

When: Friday, 19 April, from 10 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, 20 and 21 April, from 2 p.m.

Tickets: Adults pay 10 euros, 4 or 7 euros reduced.

Photo: Hella Töllner

Dragons and wooden snakes must be vanquished.

Saturday, 20 April

“Frau Müller has to go” at the Schauspielhaus

The setting for the teacher drama “Frau Müller has to go” is the gymnasium, wonderfully authentically furnished by Maria Strauch (stage and costumes). Everything is there: wall bars, bars and horse, medicine balls and the long, narrow bench. Standard of equipment: early 1970s. Five people have come to get rid of the teacher of 4b, Sabine Müller (Ursula Grossenbacher). She did not have the class under control, the children would suffer - and so would the grades. Play with great success.

Where: Schauspielhaus, Am Michaelshof 9, 53177 Bonn, Germany

Contact: (0228) 77 80 08

When: Saturday, 20 April, 19.30 hrs

Tickets: Tickets are available from 15.20 euros (reduced 8.60 euros) at www.bonnticket.de

Rainer Pause and Norbert Alich in the Pantheon

On Saturday, Rainer Pause and Norbert Alich will be on stage at the Pantheon in Bonn with their new programme “Fritz und Hermann - Alles neu!” The play is about tidying and spring cleaning, but also about politics and banks. The event is almost sold out. Only a few reduced tickets are still available.

Where: Pantheon Theatre, Siegburger Str. 42, 53229 Bonn, Germany

Contact: (0228) 21 25 21, pantheon@pantheon.de

When: Saturday, 20 April, 8 p.m.

Tickets: Tickets are available for 23.15 euro at www.bonnticket.de

Myth Marlene

Style icon, femme fatale, screen legend – no superlative is too big for Marlene Dietrich. In her celebrated revue and homage “Mythos Marlene”, Kerstin Marie Mäkelburg bows to the German world star. With a smoky voice, she interprets the great musical Dietrich classics and brings anecdotes from the multi-layered life of the diva to the ears. Now she comes to Bonn for the first time in Malentes Theater Palast.

Where: Malentes Theater Palast, Godesberger Allee 69, 53175 Bonn, Germany

Contact: (0228) 42 22 22 30

When: Saturday, 20 April, 7.30 pm, Sunday, 21 April, 4 pm

Tickets: Tickets are available from 29.25 euros at www.bonnticket.de

Extrabreit in harmony

Five men from Hagen formed the band Extrabreit in the 70s. On Saturday, the band will play at the Bonner Harmonie and celebrates its 41th anniversary. Expect A mix of pop and punk.

Where: Harmonie Bonn, Frongasse 28–30, 53121 Bonn, Germany

Contact: (0228) 61 40 42, info@harmonie-bonn.de

When: Saturday, 20 April, 8 p.m.

Tickets: Tickets are available from 27.70 euros at www.bonnticket.de

Sunday and Monday, 21 and 22 April

Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are mostly dedicated to the family. If you want to do something more, you could look for Easter eggs, take a ride on the Rheinnixe or take a balloon ride. These and many other tips for the holidays can be found here.

Cinemas offering English-language movies:

Want to see a movie in English?

  • Check out the GA “Kinofinder” (Film finder), just click on the OV Original Version films and you will find out when and where they are showing. http://www.ga.de/freizeit/kino/kinofinder/
  • You can also check out the following theatres, which normally offer at least a couple of movies in English.
  • Films labeled with OV (Orig. version) or Omu (Orig. version with German subtitles) are generally in English unless otherwise noted, i.e. (Russ) = Russian, (Frz) = French.
  • Kinopolis, Moltkestr. 7-9, Bad Godesberg: kinopolis.de
  • Woki cinema, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1-7, Bonn: woki.de
  • Brotfabrik, Kreuzstrasse 16, Bonn-Beuel: bonnerkinemathek.de
  • Metropolis, Ebertplatz 19, Cologne: metropolis-koeln.de
  • Odeon-Lichtspieltheater, Severinstraße 81, Cologne: odeon-koeln.de
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(Original text: GA Bonn; translation, John Chandler)