Tips and information on events in Bonn:
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In-depth reports or prior announcements on selected events in Bonn and the surrounding region can be found on our blog in the Events category (sorry, only in German).
>> Here you can see the events calendar of the City of Bonn.
>> Check out the concert calendar Bonn here: classic, rock/pop, Jazz, electronic music, festivals, ...
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7 Mountains Music Night
July 1st 2017
A long night of partying between Petersberg and Löwenburg: 20 live acts play in 16 participating locations in Bad Honnef, Koenigswinter and 3 shuttle busses from 8 to 12 pm. Afterwards there is an after-show party in the Maritim-Bar in Koenigswinter.
7 Mountains Summer Jazzseries
May 5th - September 7th 2016
Starting on 5th of May, Königswinter and the surrounding area will turn into a jazz city. In the first week of the Jazz series, the concerts in Bad Honnef will take place on the marketplace and the Reitersdorfer Park. Other venues are the Piano Bar Maritim and the H & H Bistro, both located in Koenigswinter. For jazz lovers an absolute must!
Alfter bewegt im Frühling
The suburb Alfter invite to ride a bike to get to know the regional particularities in Alfter. Pleasure and adventure are the focus of this event. The partner companies offer s a varied program on agriculture, art, decoration and enjoyment - almost every station offers something special.
April 23rd, July 25th, August 27th, October 22nd 2017
Rhein-Antik organises interesting antique markets in outstanding locations. Visitors can experience an exciting trip through the ages and in doing so are emerged in colourful market life.
City centre Bonn
Mathematics now and then is presented by the Arithmeum in the Institute for Discrete Mathematics of the University of Bonn giving an impressive insight into mathematics. Fascinating objects in an attractive architectural framework supplemented with geometric art await the visitor. The Arithmeum provides an all-round experience of learning, experiencing and understanding scientific and technical facts on the one hand and aesthetic enjoyment of architecture, exhibition design and art on the other hand. The leading worldwide collection of mechanical calculators is worth seeing.
Suitable for children:
The Arithmeum is a modern museum, in which you will encounter an aesthetic environment full of science and art. Both science and art can be extremely fascinating for children. The Arithmeum has therefore developed a wide-ranging programme for children.
Arp museum, Rolandseck station
Rolandseck station, the traditional jewel from the middle of the 19th century near Remagen, has been a place for famous artists from all over the world for centuries - for musicians, writers, painters and sculptors. After the restoration of the station, the new entrance leads straight into Richard Meier's newly constructed museum on the Rheinhöhen. The exhibition rooms there are reserved for the works of Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
The station was originally the terminus for a private railway which travelled from Cologne. Nowadays a local train still stops here every hour, both in the direction of Koblenz as well as in the direction of Cologne.
The only museum with its own platform has taken shape in a particularly exposed location on the Rhine with a view towards the unforgettably beautiful silhouette of the Siebengebirge.
The painter August Macke lived in the August Macke House, in Bornheimer Str. 96, with his family from 1911 until 1914. Today the house is a museum and exhibition venue and in addition to the private, personal aura of the artist, also gives an insight into the cultural and art history references in which the life, works and effect of August Macke were based. The only studio which the artist ever had was situated on the attic floor and he created an overwhelming number of works here in the space of only three years. The view from the window of the house to the surroundings, the Marien and Kreuzberg Churches, the garden in full bloom and Viktoriabrücke, but also the events inside the house are the subject of numerous pictures and sketches by the artist, which can still be easily retraced by visitors today.
One weekend in June the skies of Bonn and the Rhein-Sieg district will again be the stage for numerous hot-air balloons. Balloon teams from Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands will participate in this balloon festival in Bonn Rheinaue. The visitors can watch the construction of giant balloons and have the opportunity to take a ride in a hot air balloon. In addition, there will be other attractions and an interesting and varied program for the whole family.
September 8th - October 1st 2017
Every year in late summer between the beginning of September and the start of October Beethoven's city of Bonn welcomes top international orchestras, major ensembles, famous soloists and the next generation of promising artists. Many musicians regularly do come back to present programs at the Beethoven Festival, which were developed exclusively for this Festival. With this profile, the Beethoven Festival has established itself in the international music festival scene.
Big flea market Rheinaue
March 19th - October 15th 2016
On seven dates during the year (every third Saturday from April to October) it's time for bargaining, strolling and buying stuff at the big Rheinaue flee market. It is wise to book your selling space at least a week before the date, however there are also plenty of places for last minute deciders. The area covers 1,600 metres.