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“Very British” – a day trip to Bonn

Saturday, 8 February

Two towels with English and German slogans on deckchairs

Very British, an exhibition at the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation’s Haus der Geschichte in Bonn, focuses on the special relationship between Germany and Great Britain. Whether it’s the Beatles, Mr. Bean, Harry Potter or the Royal Family, the British and their culture have always fascinated Germans. Millions of German viewers switch on their TVs for Royal weddings and every year on New Year’s Eve they watch a drunken butler jump over a tiger skin in the British comedy classic “Dinner for One” (which is largely unknown in Great Britain).

The Pickwicks day trip to Bonn – just a week after a now very likely Brexit – will be centred around a visit to this exhibition, but we will not forget the city hosting it: Founded in the 1st century BC as a Roman settlement, Bonn is one of Germany’s oldest cities. From 1949 to 1990, it was the capital of West Germany, and from 1990 to 1999, Bonn still served as the seat of government – but no longer capital – of reunited Germany. Therefore our day trip will also include a guided tour of the town centre – and of course a restaurant visit and some spare time for individual exploration.

Programme for the day

  • 08:42 Travel to Bonn by train (Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, platform 6)
  • 11:00 Guided tour of the town centre
  • 13:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 Exhibition visit
    Individual free time
  • 18:14 Depart of train back to Frankfurt (Bonn Hauptbahnhof, platform 3)
  • 20:13 Arrive at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof


€25 for the train journey
€10 for the guided tour
€ 5 for tram tickets

Reservations for the group railway ticket are now closed. If you are still interested in attending, please make your own arrangements to travel to Bonn and meet the group outside Bonn Hauptbahnhof at 10.44.


Haus der Geschichte
Willy-Brandt-Allee 14
Bonn, 53113 Germany


Thomas Mechau