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Day 33 Whole day in Bonn

The last stop over of our holiday

semi-overcast 23 °C
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After a tempestious night of heat, traffic and sirens, we woke to church bells ringing at 0800h, not just one church but "all" of them !!! So we were up bright and early even though our breakfast was booked for 0930, which was most enjoyable. We had been allocated a car park space at the hotel this morning and moved our trike from the underground car park to the hotel at 1030h:


...as you can see the hotel only have 2 car parking spaces 🙄😝😜.

Our intention was to take the tour bus as we have done in previous cities. Unfortunately it was Sunday service, we arrived at the bus stop at 1130h and found that it didn't go until 1300h !!! So, we walked down to the Rhine and hoped to have a Rhine tour - as we have done in previous cities, but they don't do them from here. The shortest one was 4 hours without a turn around - not for us, it's more like a commuter service.


Oh well, we walked back to the bus stop (just over 1/2 mile), the bus was there at 1230h ready for the start at 1300h. We bought 2 tickets, went for a cold beer and returned to the bus ready for the tour.

Here are some photos of Bonn:



This tour was different from the others in that it was more about the modern history post 1945 rather than the real old history. All of the music on the bus was from Bethoven as he was born in Bonn.

After the tour, bearing in mind it was Sunday and Germany closed on a Sunday except for eateries. We went for a Sunday lunch in a traditional old style German pub/restaurant not too far from the bus (where we had our cold beer). "Traditional" is German traditional not UK traditional.


I had a speciality beef mince, boiled potatoes, and veg, Sand had a traditional chicken, mushroom, rice and butter peas. It was delicious, especially being washed down with beer and wine.

We had a dry day today, for a change, horrrraaaayyyy 😄😆.

We then walked back to our hotel to watch NCIS on the laptop with a bottle of wine. Easily pleased. Early start tomorrow morning, breakfast is 0800h and we have a long ride to Antwerp in Belgium.

Posted by RickAdderley 17:05 Archived in Germany

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