Bonn „Janz schön jeck“ („Quite fun carnival stuff“): That’s is how the weekend events in Bonn and the region can be summed up. But there is a lot on offer not only for carnival fans. Here are our event tips.
Bonn steht Kopp in the Telekom Dome
When Querbeat, Brings, Miljö, the Domstürmer and other greats of the carnival music come together, then it's time for Bonn steht Kopp in the Telekom Dome again. For the first time this year the „jecke“ party will take place on three days. For Friday, Saturday and Sunday, last tickets are still available (status Thursday morning).
Where: Telekom Dome, Basketsring 1, 53123 Bonn
When: Friday and Saturday from 6 pm (admission 4 pm), Sunday from 2.45 pm (admission 1 pm)
Berlin Berlin in Cologne
The new show "Berlin Berlin" has arrived in the Rhineland. The 30-person ensemble transports the visitors to the flair of Berlin in the golden 20s. Sparkling sequined dresses and the musical swing of the "Roaring Twenties" fill the pubs of the capital. Greats such as Marlene Dietrich, entertainer Josephine Baker and the Comedian Harmonists also present the sins and ecstasies of that important time.
Where: Musical Cathedral, Goldgasse 1, 50668 Cologne
When: Friday, 7.30 pm
Castle lights at Drachenburg Castle
Until 23 February Drachenburg Castle will continue to shine in bright, vibrant colours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More than 400 lamps as well as a dozen projectors provide for illuminated trees, paths and bushes. The Nibelungen Hall with its dragon's lair and reptile zoo is again part of the castle's lighting.
Where: Drachenburg Castle, Drachenfelsstraße 118, 53639 Königswinter
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6-10 pm
Tickets: on site or via schloss-drachenburg.de
Bon Jovi tribute band in the Harmonie
Fans of Bon Jovi will get their money's worth on Saturday evening in the Bonner Harmonie. With the group Bounce comes the most authentic Bon Jovi tribute band in Europe, according to the organizers. The musicians around frontman Olli Heinrich will sing well-known classics like "It's my Life" or "You give love a bad name“.
Where: Harmonie Bonn, Frongasse 28-30, 53121 Bonn
When: Friday, 8 pm
Convertible bus tour through Bonn
Bonn has a convertible bus again: after the end of the GA convertible bus, a new bus has been driving through the city since 11 January and brings Bonn closer to its passengers in German and English. It starts every Saturday from 12 o'clock. The bus starts at the corner of Budapester Straße and Sternstraße.
Where: Budapester Straße, corner Sternstraße 53111 Bonn
When: Saturday, noon
Tickets: Tickets cost 18 Euro for the big tour "Bonn and Bad Godesberg", 15 Euro for the small tour "Kurz und schön" (reduced eight Euro) and can be purchased on the bus or at the Bonn Information Office, Windeckstraße 1.
Science rally around Poppelsdorf
Participants in the science rally around Poppelsdorf can look forward to a rally lasting about four hours with ten different stations. At each station, new tasks which have to be solved, await the participants. The organiser of the rally is the University of Bonn, with also the Goldfuß Museum and the Geographical Institute among others.
Where: Start and finish is in the foyer of the Meinhard-Heinze-Haus, Poppelsdorfer Allee 49, 53115 Bonn
When: Saturday, the start is possible between 10 and 11 am
Further information: on the website of the University of Bonn
Grand Hotel in the GOP Bonn
The variety show "Grand Hotel" in the GOP-Theater Bonn takes a look behind the scenes of a noble hostel rich in tradition. The focus is on the sometimes unconventional guests of the house and also the busy staff. This show is also a mix of artistry, dance, acting and a lot of music. Ulrich Thon is responsible for the direction and the stage design. "Grand Hotel" is on the program until March 1st.
Where: GOP Variete Bonn, Karl-Carstens-Straße 1, 53113 Bonn
When: Saturday, 6 and 9 pm (also Friday, 6 and 9 pm, and Sunday, 2 and 5 pm)
4th Bonn sports meeting
The sports meeting of the Bonner SC and the SSF Bonn also has a firm place in the jecken appointment calendar of the carnival in the meantime. For the fourth time the Jecken meet in the Beueler Brückenforum and celebrate and rock to the music - among others by Cat Ballou, Kasalla and Druckluft. Also dance interludes are on the schedule.
Where: Bridge Forum Bonn, Friedrich-Breuer-Straße 17, 53225 Bonn
When: Sunday, 7 pm
As part of the BTHVN Week, the Armida Quartet (Martin Funda, violin, Johanna Staemmler, violin, Teresa Schwamm, viola, Peter-Philipp Staemmler, violoncello, Tabea Zimmermann, viola) will perform on Sunday at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn.
Where: Chamber Music Hall Beethoven House, Bonngasse 24-26, 53111 Bonn
When: Sunday, 7.30 pm
Sampling of museums and exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck Exhibitions: A current schedule can be found on the website (English): arpmuseum.org Hans-Arp-Allee 1, 53424 Remagen, 02228/94250
Bundeskunsthalle Exhibitions: A current listing and opening hours can be found on the website (English) Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4., 0228/91710
Deutsches Museum Bonn: A current listing can be found on the website: deutsches-museum.de (English), Bad Godesberg, Ahrstr. 45, 10am - 6pm, 0228/302255, For more information on children’s programmes: 0228/302256
Kunstmuseum: A current listing can be found on the website (English).Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 11am-6pm, 0228/776260
LVR Landesmuseum: A current listing can be found here: times on website (English). Colmanstr. 14-16, 0228/2070351
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.
You can also check out the following theatres, which normally offer at least a couple of movies in English. Films labelled 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: Mareike Graepel