Bonn + Cologne

April 9, 2013

Stuffed full of cake and armed with a couple bottles of wine, we left the Rheingau and headed north again. After two weeks with family, H and I set off to visit a college friend. She lives in Bonn, and we hadn’t seen her since our wedding (which was over a year before our trip). She greeted us at the train station with hugs and an important question: would you like to go to the Haribo factory store? If you know me, you know I love my Haribo. Haribo is headquartered in Bonn and they have a huge store near their factory. I didn’t bring my camera in, but they have much every type of Haribo is at the store, and for cheaper than you’ll find anywhere else. It was about 0,75 Euro cents for a bag of gummi bears. We bought 8 bags of candy I think, for just about 8 Euro (some were more expensive). There is a section at the factory store where you can find specialty Haribo that is produced for other countries. We snagged some Haribo Panda bears that are made for the Chinese Market. Also, for 4 Euro, you can get a mystery box that is ~2 kilo of Haribo. You don’t know what’s in it, but it’s all Haribo goodies. I begged H to let me get one, but he said there wasn’t enough room in the suitcase. He was probably right. I would have eaten it all before we left, but my pants were already getting tight from all the cake! Besides our Haribo visit, we wandered cute little streets, visited the Bonn city center, and ate lots of food. I managed to not get a single photo of the three of us together and am still annoyed with myself. We left Bonn and headed to Koln (Cologne) for a quick stopover before changing trains to Berlin. We dashed out of the train station to visit the Kolner Dom and drink a proper Kolsh beer, On par for the rest of our trip, the Dom was under construction. Oh well! The last two images are from our train ride across Germany. It’s such a pretty and diverse nation.

Bonn street viewDoors of GermanyRiding trains in GermanyKolner DomKolner DomKolner DomTrain Travel in GermanyTrain Travel in Germany

Next up: a lovely little peek at my engagement shoot last weekend!

Catch up on all our adventures in Germany:
Berlin: Part One, Part Two, & Part Three
The Rheingau

photo of the author, she has dark wavy hair, brown glasses, and red lipstick on. She is wearing a grey shirt.


Servus! I’m Emily and you’ve found my little corner of the internet, where I write about travel, intentionally living with less stuff, and living as a German-American family in Munich, Germany.  Want to know more?