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July 5 – 7 : Tips for the weekend in Bonn and the region

July 5 – 7 : Tips for the weekend in Bonn and the region

At the ESL One Cologne in Cologne, the 16 best Counter-Strike players in the world fight against each other. The band Still Collins invites people to a family barbecue, and at the GA summer garden "Romina Balestrino y amigos" on the roof of the Bundeskunsthalle will heat up the audience.

ESL One Cologne

For the sixth time the ESL One Cologne will take place this weekend in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne. The tactical shooter "Counter Strike" will be played. Five professionals will compete against each other. The quarter-finals are scheduled for Friday and the finals will take place on Sunday. A programme consisting of autograph sessions, ESL shop, casting contest, airbrush tattoo and more will round off the tournament.

Where: Lanxess-Arena, Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 50679 Cologne, Germany

When: Start on Friday at 2.25 pm, admission from 12 noon, Saturday from 1 pm

More info:www.lanxess-arena.de.

Divas: Travesty revue with real guys

Real guys between feathers and rhinestones, sequins and powder can currently be seen in the Malentes Theaterpalast in Bad Godesberg. The theatre promises a spectacular travesty show. The show celebrated its premiere in mid-May, with the last performance the "Divas" being on July 14. Where: Malentes Theaterpalast in Bad Godesberg, Godesberger Allee 69, 53175 Bonn, Germany

When: Friday at 7.30 pm, Saturday at 3.30 pm, Sunday at 4 pm

Admission: Tickets are available at ga.de/tickets.

Labyrinth in the Rheinaue in Bonn

In the Rheinaue in Bonn, adventurers can try to get through the largest mobile labyrinth. Since May 11, the 1,800 square metre labyrinth has already been standing in the Rheinaue. If you find your way through the labyrinth, you will reach an observation tower. It’s fun to try it more than once: The paths are changed regularly and the degree of difficulty also varies.

Where: Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee, 53175 Bonn

When: Daily from 9 am to 10 pm

Admission: Adults pay 4.50 Euro, children 4 Euro and families 12 Euro.

80's/90's party at the Live Music Hall

Every first Friday of the month in the Live Musical Hall in Cologne's Ehrenfeld district, everything revolves around the music of the 80s and 90s. Hits from the Backstreet Boys, Nena or Falco will be played. Between 10 and 11 pm the beer is free.

Where: Live Musical Hall, Lichtstraße 30, 50825 Cologne, Germany

When: Friday from 10 pm

Family party with the band Still Collins

The band Still Collins invites families to the "Grill Collins" in the park restaurant in the Rheinaue in Bonn. Between the currywurst "Hot Tony", the "Carpet Burger" and the "Phil Pommes" the band plays a "Best of Phil Collins and Genesis" programme in several sets. The children get their money's worth in a paper airplane flight competition.

Where: Rheinaue Parkrestaurant, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20 , 53175 Bonn, Germany

When: Saturday, from 6 pm

Tickets are available at ga.de/tickets


TKKG at the Junge Theater Bonn

The Junge Theater Bonn has developed a case for TKKG, the young detectives Tim, Karl, Klößchen and Gaby, and is now putting it on stage. The play with the title "Friendship in danger" is suitable for children from the age of eight. The play is in English but can easily be understood by children living in Bonn.

Where: Junges Theater Bonn, Hermannstraße 50, 53225 Bonn, Germany

When: Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm

Tickets are available at ga.de/tickets.

Graduation ceremony of the University of Bonn

With 1,024 expected participants, the graduates of the University of Bonn will celebrate their graduation in the Telekom Dome on Saturday. The students receive their certificates in the presence of friends, relatives and teachers. The obligatory throwing of hats is a must. In the evening, the university also invites all citizens to the university ball at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn. There will be shows by the GOP Varieté Theater Bonn and the Malente Theaterpalast. At the box office you can still buy last minute tickets.

Where: Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee 1, 53175 Bonn, Germany

When: Saturday from 6 pm

Tickets: Tickets cost 45 Euro including drinks at the box office.

Information is available at www.universitaetsfest.uni-bonn.de

Derletal Festival

On Saturday the annual Derletalfest takes place on the Hardtberg in Bonn. The biggest open-air spectacle in the district offers a colourful entertainment programme with music and dance throughout the Derletal. Clubs and organisations introduce themselves. Since last year, the music festival "Rock im Tal" has also been part of the festival. There will be live music with the bands Ella John at 2 pm, East of Memphis at 3 pm, High Fidelity at 4.10 pm and many others.

Where: Derletal, In der Dehlen, 53125 Bonn, Germany

When: Saturday, 2 pm to 11pm

Altenahrer Wine Summer

For the 16th time the Altenahr wine summer is scheduled for this weekend in the romantic wine village of Altenahr. In addition to wine, champagne and snack stands, guests can enjoy a coffee and cake buffet on Sunday. The visit of the wine majesties and the proclamation should not be missed.

Where: Haus des Gastes, Altenburger Str. 1A, 53505 Altenahr, Germany

When: Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 1 pm

Admission: free

GA Summer Garden with Romina Balestrino y amigos

Every two weeks since June 9, renowned international artists have been playing at the GA Summer Garden on the roof of the Bundeskunsthalle. The third concert this year will be played by the formation "Romina Balestrino y amigos", which is very dedicated to tango.

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

When: Sunday, 9 am to 10 pm

Admission: free

Concert at the Opera House

The Theater Bonn and the Beethoven Orchestra bid farewell to the season on Sunday with the traditional Kehrauskonzert. A musical palette ranging from Wagner to Mozart and Verdi can be heard. Afterwards there will be a buffet for a joint toast.

When: Sunday, 6 pm

Where: Opera Bonn, Am Boeselagerhof 1, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Tickets: available at ga.de/tickets

Beueler Classics with antique market

The oldtimer friends of Beuel "Schäl Sick" invite you to the oldtimer meeting "Beueler Classics" on Sunday. There is an exhibition with more than 100 vintage cars from seven decades. The exit of the vintage cars starts at 14.30 hrs. There will also be live music with the band Room 69 and the B-Five Bluesband. For the first time there will also be a local antique market as a further highlight, which will be set up in front of the Chinese ship.

Where: Beueler Rhine bank at the Kennedybrücke, Bonn-Beuel

When: Sunday, 12 noon


Private Tour of the Government Bunker

Once the most top secret building in the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal Government Bunker opened its nuclear blast-proofed gates to the public in 2008. During our ca. 90 minute private English-language tour, we will go inside the bunker and learn about its history and role in Cold War era Germany. The bunker is located in the beautiful Ahr valley above Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler.Following the tour, join us for a glass of Ahr valley wine or coffee & cake at Körtgen Winzerhof (Oberhutstraße 16, 53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler). Food and beverages will be available for purchase and are not included in the ticket price.Parking is available at the bunker or you can take the short train ride from Bonn to "Ahrweiler Markt" or "Walporzheim" and hike the ca. 1.5 km up the vineyards to the bunker. We will meet at 13:45 in front of the bunker. Please note that the temperature inside the bunker is 12° C/53.6° F. Further information is available here.

Where: Government Bunker, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

When: Sunday, July 7, 2 pm

Info: The tour is limited to 25 participants - get your ticket quickly! Tickets are 12 Euro for members and 15 Euro for non-members and can be purchased via Eventbrite or by registering with secretary@agbc-bonn.de.

Original text: GA Bonn

Translation: Mareike Graepel