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Gala Event on MS Rheinenergie
18:15 – 18:45: Boarding MS Rheinenergie starting/ending at KD (“Köln-Düsseldorfer”) pier close to WCCB. In case of Rhine having low water: starting/ending at KD pier “Brassertufer/Alter Zoll” (Bonn city) instead.
19:00: Boat is casting off (can’t wait!)
19:00 – 20:00 : on deck
Frank Beilstein (accordion)
Philipp Matthias Kaufmann (cello)
Cellodion plays individual arrangements of well-known and unknown standards as well as own compositions with a lot of space for improvisation. The style of Cellodion´s music moves between Jazz, Tango, Musette and folk musik of different continents. Have fun with their music!
The Queen Kings
20:00 – 22:00 : Concert hall
Probably Europe's finest Queen Tribute.
Queen Kings take you through several decades of legendary Queen Music and all of those Greatest Hits like "A kind of magic", "Don't stop me now" or "Radio Ga-Ga". Even more, the band presents you as well masterpieces which did not enter billboard charts, but have been essential for the exceptional reputation of Queen. Every show of The Queen Kings is being played 100% live, on Original equipment. The musicians are experts on queen music, with one of their members even having performed together with Brian May and Roger Taylor. People often say "If you close your eyes, it seems it is indeed Queen with Freddie Mercury performing on stage". Anyway, experts and audience appreciate that Queen Kings is not a look-a-like band, but is maintaining a personal touch, and thus remains authentic to Queen and also to themselves. Therefore, they have also been invited to perform on conventions of the Official International Queen Fan Club several times, and keep touring throughout Germany and Europe for more than 100 shows a year. Join this passionate show of Queen Kings and they will rock you! www.queenkings.de
22:00: Boat returns to Bonn and stays at pier until 01:00 for leaving and entering
DJ Rafa from LUCHA AMADA
22:15 – 01:00 : Concert hall
LUCHA AMADA is a dj collective from Berlin/Köln/Bonn also organizing concerts, supporting musica rebelde & music without borders...
A legendary “rebel world” music party where cultures of the revolution meets sounds without borders from every corner of the planet. A huge mix of latin rhythms with the powder of high energy brasses of gypsy & east sound, a colorful voyage through traditional and newer styles of Reggae, Ragga, Hip Hop, Rumba, Cumbia, Patchanka, Ska, Salsamuffin, Drum´ N ´ Bass Mashups, Tropical Bass, Moombahton, ElectroBalkan-Swing-Klezmer, Russian Disko-Polka and much more… all in a cooking pot ready to explode at the dance floor!
We welcome you in Bonn (Germany) for the FOSS4G 2016. We hope you will have a great time and will like the city and atmosphere. Bonn is a city with a population of more then 313.000 people.
Bonn is a city on the banks of the river Rhine and in the northwest of the Siebengebirge. It is in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and only 30 km away from Cologne.
Read more about Bonn
The University of Bonn has more then 32.000 students. Bonn is international. The UN in Germany is hosted in Bonn and also around 150 non-governmental organisations. Headquaters of Deutsche Post DHL and Deutsche Telekom are in Bonn. But even more: Bonn is the german Silicon Valley of GIS. Many companies are located in Bonn f.e. terrestris, WhereGroup, mundialis, lat/lon & more.
From 1949 to 1990 Bonn was the seat of government and de facto capital of West Germany.
Read more about the history of the WCCB
You should also knwo that Beethoven was born in Bonn. You can visit Beethovenhaus, make a picture at the Beethoven stature and listen to Beethovens music.
Bonn is more then 2000 years old. The history of the city was always influenced by the Rhine.
You find a beautiful historic center, you can enjoy a walk or a boot trip at/on the Rhine. You can go to the Nordstadt and find many bars and a very vibrant quarter.
Be a tourist
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Places to visit in Bon
- Südstadt (largest neighborhood in Germany in Wilhelminian style that was not destroyed in World War II) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%BCdstadt_(Bonn)
- Beethoven Geburtshaus http://www.beethoven-haus-bonn.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=startseite_museum_en
- Doppelkirche Schwarzrheindorf
- "Altstadt" - see also Pub Race!
- Poppelsdorf with the Poppelsdorf_Palace https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppelsdorf_Palace
Discover Bonn on foot- Roman Settlement, Baroque Residence and Beethoven City
Enjoy a city tour. http://www.bonn.de/tourismus_kultur_sport_freizeit/tourist_information_aktuell/tourismus_und_hotels/stadttouren/index.html?lang=en
Museumsmeile - Several Museums are waiting for you!
Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
With great exibition about Our blue planet - the living network
Deutsches Museum Bonn - Museum about science and technology
Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublick Deutschland
Museum of contemporary history. German history from 1945 until the present.
Close to the WCCB. Worth a visit. Entrance is free.
The Arithmeum is a museum on the theme “reckoning past and present”.
Cross the Rhine with the romantic Rheinnixe
You can cross the Rhine from Bonn-Beuel to Bonn Rheinpavillon.
20.8. Flea Market (Flohmarkt) in the Rheinaue
Internationale Stummfilmtage Bonn – 11. – 21.08.2016
Max Ernst Museum Brühl and the World Heritage Site Brühl Palaces
Visit the secret Government Bunker in Ahrweiler
You can got to Ahrweiler by train - get of the train at "Ahrweiler Markt" or "Walporzheim". From the train station it is a 1,5 km walk to the former Regierungsbunker. Ahrweiler is a historic place with city wall, historic centre suraounded by vineyards located in the valley of the river Ahr and a
Visit Cologne by boat or by train.
Siebengebirge! http://www.naturpark-siebengebirge.de/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siebengebirge
Kottenforst/Ville- near Bonn http://www.naturpark-rheinland.de/natur/die-landschaften/kottenforst-waelder/
Ahrschleife, Rotweinwanderweg (Ahr) http://www.rotweinwanderweg.de/ http://www.ahr-rotweinwanderweg.de/
Phantasialand in Brühl
The conference will take place in the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB).
It is located in the middle of Bonn’s former government district, in the immediate vicinity of the United Nations Campus, Deutsche Post DHL headquarters, Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, and next to the river Rhine.
The convention center is a unique facility, allowing us to hold the conference in rooms formerly occupied by parliamentarians who shaped the political future of Germany and in fact all of Europe.
Take a look at the map for more information.