Bonn is a multicultural city and so we couldn’t skip the fun culinary experience the city had to offer. From Italian to Japanese and passing by Moroccan cuisine, Bonn has it all!
It’s not a secret, I love all things Italian and so the first thing I had to try in Bonn was the famous Italian Pizza from Tuscolo. As soon as I had the first bite, I understood the hype around it. It was absolutely delicious and if you’re ever Bonn, you should give it a try or two😋.
ATTENTION all Sushi lovers, this is the place to be!
I loved the innovative concept of this all you can eat restaurants. Armed with a tablet, you can order a set of small-very-delicious dishes every fifteen minutes-up to two hours, for a reasonable price. The atmosphere was quite enchanting, adding a magical touch to our dining experience. All in all, it was a fun night with a lot of good food and random chinwags.
In one of our random walks down a narrow, hidden corner of Bad Godesberg, we stumbled upon a Moroccan Restaurant and it did not take us long before we found ourselves inside, debating what to order from the array of traditional food on offer. The decision was not easy as we take our food orders rather seriously. After a thorough selection process, the winners were a traditional chicken Tagine with olives, french fries, and warm bread and a big platter of grilled goods; it was worth our time and effort 🤓.
When I have to queue for food, I expect the food to be great, not good, great!
Fortunately, Hans Im Glück did not disappoint. Surrounded by bamboo sticks and lively music, we were served one of the best burgers I’ve had in months. It was fresh and delicious and had all the right ingredients to satisfy our burger-craving. Definitely recommend 👍🏼.
Liamo was recommended to me by a friend, it had good reviews and the food looked delicious and that’s all I needed to know. As soon as we reached our destination, we knew we were in for a treat. In a cosy atmosphere, we were served two delicious meals that will stuck in our tastebuds’ memory for some time. As for the drinks, they definitely stole the show and almost put the food to shame; almost 😉.
These were the TOP 5 Restaurants we tried in Bonn, you can watch the video here!
Till next time, take care of yourself and your loved ones ❤️
Bonn, the former capital of West Germany, sounds like candy to me as it reminds me of Bonbon and Bonne, both are French words, one means candy, the other means different things.
This German city is a must-see, not only because of its rich history or because the greatest composer of all times was born here but because of everything it has to offer. So? Los geht’s!
1. Rhine River
Fancy a walk by one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe? Look no further, when in Bonn, you get the chance to see a lot of the Rhine River. And if walking is not your cup of tea then you can always take a cruise or jump into a ship to go from one side of the river to the other while enjoying the magnificent view along the way. We were blessed by a couple of sunny days during our stay so we did what we love to do: Reading! Armed with our loyal kindle devices, we made our way down the river and found refuge in one of its peaceful corners where time and space faded into oblivion.
2. City Centre – Beethoven House & HARIBO
There is a lot to see in Bonn city centre from Bonner Münster, which is one of Germany’s oldest churches to the old Town Hall aka Altes Rathaus, passing by multiple shopping streets, peppered with fountains and hidden gems.
If you’re like me, a fan of classical music then you will be thrilled to know that the house where composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born is just around the corner and to me, that was the highlight of my visit.
Did you know that HARIBO is actually an abbreviation of Hans Riegel, Bonn? The famous German confectionery company was founded in 1920 in Bonn by Hans Riegel Sr. and we couldn’t come to Bonn and not have some of these renowned sweets.
I am personally not the biggest fan of the chewy texture of these particular sweets but when in Bonn, you have to give it a try.
3. Museum Haus der Geschichte
If you had the time to only visit one museum in Bonn then go for Haus der Geschichte. As I walked from station to station, I found myself slowly slipping down memory lane, the German history flashing before my eyes, the war, the coming down of the Berlin wall, the sad times, the happy times and everything in between; it was an emotional rollercoaster that I would definitely recommend to everyone visiting Bonn!
If you enjoy hiking then Drachenfels is the way to go but if sweating up a mountain is not your idea of fun, then you can always jump into Drachenfelsbahn, which will transport you up the hill and onto a fairytale land.
The first stop will be Schloss Drachenburg, a private villa that looks like a fairytale palace, where one’s imagination can and should run wild. The second stop will be the ruins of Drachenfels castle and as I stood there, what captured all of my senses was the Rhine, flowing through the former capital in all its glory; that view was worth it all!
5. Parks & Gardens
I’m sure you have got the gist by now you. Bonn is a green place, full of attractive parks and picturesque gardens.
For me, each green place serves a different purpsose. For example, Japanischer Garten or Japanese garden is my go to for reading. The Botanische Gärten der Universität Bonn is my favourite place to sip on my coffee while learning more about the plants, their names, where they come from, it’s like an exciting coffee date with nature. Rheinaue Park is for listening to an audiobook while admiring the beauty of the Rhine and its flamboyant surroundings.
There are so many green spaces here and they might seem similar at first as they all offer calm, peace, and serenity but if you look closer, you’ll notice that each place has its own charming character and quirky personality and it was my pleasure to get to know each one of them. Now it’s your turn 🙂
We’ve heard that when in Hamburg, we have to try the fish…so we did. From a Fish platter at Hamburger Fischertube to a Fischbrötchen at Brücke 10, passing by Daniel Wischer for a cheeky little plate of Fish & Chips; some we liked, some were just ok. My favourite was, hands down, the Fischbrötchen mit Bismarckhering.
Hamburg has a lot of fish to offer and the variety can get a tad overwhelming at times. So we decided to take a little break between a Fischbrötchen and a Fish platter and go for burgers at Dulf’s Burger, we had to wait in a queue for about half an hour, which turned out to be rather worth it. The burgers were absolutely delicious but they weren’t the star of the show, the chilli cheese sauce was, I still dream of it to this day!
Another day, another story to tell. After coffee and a couple of Franzbrötchen at our new favourite place Nur Hier, it was time for us to discover the hidden gems of the city. As we strolled down the old streets of Hamburg, a delicious scent swiftly caught our attention and without thinking, we found ourselves inside an Arabic Restaurant called Azeitona, which means olive in Arabic. The scent of their fresh Falafel wafted out, begging us for a taste so we obliged and I’m glad we did. One bite and we were transported into Falafel heaven; it was heavenly to say the least.
When in Hamburg, try the fish and if fish is not your cup of tea, then there is a lot more delicious treats to sink your teeth into!
Shout out to all the Chocoholics out there, this is the place for you!
As a chocolate lover, I’m always hunting for chocolate factories and yes, I do blame this on Charlie and the chocolate factory but this is a story for another day. Chocoversum is a place where you get to learn about chocolate, talk about chocolate, taste chocolate, and make your own chocolate bar, what’s not to like?
3. Port and Evening Cruise
If you’re a sea person like me then Humbug’s port is a must-see!
I loved watching the sunset while munching on my Fischbrötchen or eating my Haagen-Dazs ice cream but being in a ship in the middle of the sea while the night’s slowly falling over the buzzing city, now that, has a whole different feeling to it. The choice is yours, chilling in the port or riding the waves? You can have both!
4. Miniatur Wunderland
There is something absolutely magical about seeing a miniature of the world!
Fancy feeling like a giant or Alice in wonderland then Miniatur Wunderland should be your next destination! My favourite station was the airport, perhaps because it felt strangely real, which made it all the more mesmerising. If you’ve ever been, then let me know, which station was your favourite and why?
5. Planten un Blomen
After a long day in the midst of the city’s beautiful chaos, we like to wind down in a park and Planten un Blomen was everything we could ask for; it’s our favourite place to read or listen to a book!
Greenery, peace and serenity, and a decoration that will leave you in awe. Planten un Blomen is the perfect place to start and end your day. It almost feels like a 5 star relaxing resort but for free.
These were our Top 5 things we did in Hamburg, we have also made a video, which you can watch here.
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