Weekend April 14 - 16 What’s happening in Bonn and the region?

Bonn/Region · There is a lot going on over Easter – you can take part in an egg and spoon race in Friedrichstrasse, hunt for eggs at the Drachenfels, visit the Ehrenbreitstein fortress in Koblenz for a light show and take part in various hands-on Easter activities, or if you don’t mind spiders, check out the exhibition with live spiders and scorpions from all over world at the Alexander König museum.

Looking for a way to get involved in the local expat community? BonnEnglish organizes discussion groups with English speakers and English learners. Groups meet in local cafes to discuss new topics each week.

New participants and volunteers are always welcome. See this website for more information.

Friday, April 14

Please note that on Good Friday public sport, music and dancing events are prohibited in Germany.


Visit the island Grafenwerth in Bad Honnef with its green areas for playing games or relaxing, popular beer garden, children’s playground, open air pool and new attraction – crazy golf, which is open daily from midday. The island is a car-free zone. Parking is available on the Rhine ­pro­me­na­de or at the end of the tram line 66 as well as Loh­fel­der Stra­ße (bridge towards the outdoor pool).

An Easter walk through the Botanical Gardens in Poppelsdorf is a must. How about on Good Friday? The gardens are open daily except on Saturdays from 10am until 6pm. Entry on Sundays and public holidays costs 3 Euro (1 Euro reduced).


Ehrenbrettstein fortress in Koblenz: from 13-17 April and 21-23 April there is a light and art show. On Saturday 15 April ‘Living History’ a gunsmith’s workshop from 1-6pm. Lots of hands-on activities on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday from 1pm. More information at this website!

Open Air Museum (LVR-Freilichtmuseum) in Mechernich-Kommern: open daily from 10am – 7pm. Entry costs 7.50 Euro, children under 18 are free. Until Sunday 23 April visit the ‘Jahr­markt an­no da­zu­mal’ with around 90 historic rides, merry-go-rounds and market stalls from former times. At Ei­ckser Stra­ße in Me­cher­nich-Kom­mern. More information at this website!

Saturday, April 15


International Bonn Egg Race Championships: The shops on Frie­drich­stra­ße are organising an egg race from 2-4pm. The route is 30m long. Each participant must carry an egg on a spoon over the finish line without dropping it. But luckily the eggs are made of plastic. All those taking part will receive a certificate and a real Easter egg.

Open top bus tour: The GA open top bus offers a two-hour tour, leaving at 2pm on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday and at 11am on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Meet at Bonn Information on the corner of Windeckstraße 1/ Münsterplatz. Adults 16 Euro; Family ticket 32 Euro. Bookings can also be made by calling the hotline 02 28/77 50 00 or online at this website!

Easter party from 10pm in the Jazz­ga­le­rie, Ox­fords­tra­ße 24

Rock night with Pic­ca­dil­ly Cir­cus, Im Un­ter­grund, Kes­sel­gas­se 1

Rockpalast Party with metal and rock music from 10pm at So­fa, Ma­xi­mi­li­ans­tra­ße 8

‘We Call It Tech­no!’ party from 11pm at Tan­te Ri­ke, Ma­xi­mi­li­ans­tra­ße 28

90’s party at N8Loun­ge, Franz­stra­ße 41


Drachfels: On Easter Saturday and Sunday there is an Easter egg hunt at the Drachenfels from 11am-6pm. Cards will be handed out at the castle, restaurant, railway and the reptile park. These contain clues on where to find the eggs. The answers must be submitted by 6pm and all those taking part will receive Easter bread or an Easter cake (as long as they last). Sweets will be on offer for children at the reptile park.

Burg Wissem: At the palace in Troisdorf there is a picture book museum as well as a museum for urban and industrial history (Musit). Current exhibitions are abstract American and European artists of 20th century and “Heimt der Fremde” (home for strangers) about local guest works who come to work and live in the area in the 1960s. Both museums inside the palace are open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Entry is 5 Euros for adults and 2 Euros for children. More information at this website!

Sunday, April 16


Bon­n Müns­ter: worshippers will meet in the cloister at 5am on Easter Sunday. An Easter fire will be lit and brought through the dark church in a procession. Easter fires will also be lit in other evangelical and catholic churches.

Opening party for beach lovers ‘Strand­lie­be-Ope­ning’ from 2pm at Fe­lix Krö­cher at the San­dy Be­ach, Karl-Du­we-Stra­ße

Back to Old School with music from 80’s & 90’s from 10pm at Jazz Ga­le­rie, Ox­fords­tra­ße 24

‘Bonn Goa? Eas­ter Sun­day Splash?’ with Sig­na und Psy­bud­dy Li­ve from 10pm at N8Loun­ge

Da­ting ­par­ty ’Lie­bes­ka­sper’ from 10pm Im Un­ter­grund , Kes­sel­gas­se 1

Easter Rave party from 10pm at N8schicht, Born­hei­mer Stra­ße 20-22


Schloss Augustusburg, Schlossstraße 6 in Brühl. The palace in Brühl is open from Good Friday to Easter Monday from 10am – 5pm. Entry costs 8.50 Euro. There are special themed tours and guides for families in the holidays. More information at this website! or call 0 22 32/4 40 00

Roman Villa in Ahrweiler Silberberg. Open daily and on Easter Monday from 10am-5pm. Guided tours on Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 2.30pm, no need to register in advance. For more information klick here!

Sampling of Exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds:

August Macke, expressionists from the Rhineland and German art post-1945: Kunstmuseum Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 11am-6pm (0228) 776260

Eva's Beauty Case: Jewellery and styling in the mirror of time: LVR-Landesmuseum, Colmantstr. 14-16, 11am-6pm (0228) 2070351

Spiders and scorpions: an evolutionary success story: Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 10am-6pm, (0228) 91220

MeerErleben: Exhibition about the ocean and marine research:Deutsches Museum Bonn, Bad Godesberg, Ahrstr. 45, 10am-6pm, (0228) 302255

Arithmetic today and then: historical calculators: Arithmeum, Lennéstr. 2, 11am-6pm, (0228) 738790

University antique collection: Akademisches Kunstmuseum, Am Hofgarten 21, 3-5pm, (0228) 735011

Three routes to Eygpt: Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 1-5pm (0228) 737587

Memorial to Konrad Adenauer: Tours of his house and garden, from 10am-4.30pm; last tour at 4pm. Stiftung Bundeskanzler-Adenauer-Haus, Bad Honnef, Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 8c, (02224) 9210

Beethoven Haus: Pictures and documents from Beethoven’s life and achievements, Beethoven Haus, Bonngasse 20-26, 10 am - 5 pm, (0228) 981 750

Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck Exhibitions: A current schedule can be found on the website (English):Hans-Arp-Allee 1, 53424 Remagen, (02228) 94250

Bundeskunsthalle Exhibitions: A current listing can be found on the website (English). Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4., (0228) 91710. The new exhibition starting on Maundy Thursday shows ancient treasures of Iran.

Deutsches Museum Bonn: A current listing can be found on the website: (English) Bad Godesberg, Ahrstr. 45, 10am - 6pm, (0228) 302255. For more information on children’s programmes: (0228) 302 256, or E-Mail: info@deutsches-museum-bonn.de

Kunstmuseum: A current listing can be found on the webside: (English). Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 11am-6pm, (0228) 776260

LVR Landesmuseum: A current listing can be found here: times on the website (English). Colmanstr. 14-16, (0228) 2070351

Cinemas offering English-language movies:

Want to see a movie in English? The following theaters 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

Woki cinema, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1-7, Bonn

Brotfabrik, Kreuzstrasse 16, Bonn-Beuel

Metropolis, Ebertplatz 19, Cologne

Odeon-Lichtspieltheater, Severinstraße 81, Cologne

Or check out this site  and tap in your location and then select the OV Original Version.


Bonn Capitals: Bonn’s baseball team, home games at the Rheinaue field. For more information and schedule, please visit their website at!

Telekom Baskets: Join the excitement of Bonn’s professional basketball team, a schedule of upcoming games here at this website! In Bonn (Heimspiel) and tickets online (15 euro) can be found here: or purchased by calling (0228) 50 20 14


Sunday, 23 April 2017, 12 noon to 5 pm
Invitation to the Opening Yuri Ancarani and Photographic Incunables from the Kahmen Collection I at Raketenstation Hombroich in Neuss

Yuri Ancarani
La Malattia del Ferro
Theater, Haus für Musiker
23 April to 5 June 2017
Friday to Sunday, on holidays and during the Art Cologne on Wednesday, 26 April 2017, and Thursday, 27 April 2017, 12 noon to 6 pm
Artist talk on Sunday, 7 May 2017, 11 am

Photographic Incunables from the Kahmen Collection I
Räume für Fotografie, Siza Pavillon
23 April to 20 August 2017
Friday to Sunday, on holidays and during the Art Cologne on Wednesday, 26 April 2017, and Thursday, 27 April 2017, 12 noon to 6 pm

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