Bonn, Germany: Beethoven’s House, Christmas Markets, and Castles

First of all, this was the most fun road trip we’ve ever taken! If you’re going to Germany, you have to rent a cool car and drive on the Autobahn! Germany is the only country whose highway system doesn’t have a speed limit.  We rented a Mercedes from Sixt and drove to Dusseldorf (amazing high end fashion, go there to shop), Bonn, Cologne, and Luxembourg.  Bonn was a random city we decided to go to because it’s very close to Cologne, which was our end destination.  I read that Bonn has some nearby castles, so that’s also what drew me to it.  Also, little did we know, Beethoven grew up in Bonn, so we got to see his house!  This was a perfect two day/one night trip, and we stayed in a beautiful hotel called Ameron Hotel Konigshof Bonn.  There didn’t seem to be a ton to do in this city, but the Christmas market was beautiful, and seeing the castles was amazing.

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Welcome to Bonn! Our hotel on the water: Ameron Hotel Konigshof Bonn
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The square in Bonn

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The pink building is where Beethoven grew up
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The last piano Beethoven played
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Beethoven’s backyard
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Christmas Market in Bonn

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Drinking Gluhwein
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Bonn Christmas Market
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Godesburg Castle
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Godesburg Castle

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Godesburg Castle
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The second castle we went to was a 4 mile walk in total. It was quite a hike that we didn’t expect, but it was beautiful and so fun!
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Random teepee in the middle of the forest!

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Beautiful evergreens in the fog

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Drachenburg Castle
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Drachenburg Castle
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This castle was so beautiful because it sat on top of a mountain and you could see the city beneath you and the Rhine River.
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Drachenburg Castle
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Drachenburg Castle

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