BONNEXPAT ALAAF! Carnival edition 2023

Find the latest newsletter and invitations below.

Dear All,

Happy new year, our best wishes and a warm welcome to the “5th Season”. After the long Covid-break, BonnExpat goes Carnival again! For the 8 1/2th time we kindly invite you, your families and friends to join us for an evening full of joy, fun and fancy dressing! We are looking forward to seeing you at

WEDNESDAY, 01 February 2023,
at 6 p.m. (self-test recommended)
Altes Rathaus/Old Town Hall
Access via Market Place, 53111 Bonn

Tram: 66, 16, 63, Stop: Universität/Markt


Programme highlights

  • Welcome by the Mayor of Bonn, Katja Dörner
  • Proclamation of UNiversa Audrey I by Mayor Katja Dörner
  • Appearances by: Prince Carnival Christoph II & Bonna Nadine I, Washer Princess Lena I, Godesia Alexandra and Prince Pete I, LiKüRa Angela I
  • DJ Christian, costume contest, dance, snacks & drinks ... and lots of fun & surprises

We kindly invite you to register HERE for the upcoming BONNEXPAT evening, together with your partners, kids and friends. The registration will close on Friday, January 27, COB. Please make sure to arrive in time in order to not miss our carnevalistic guests on stage!

Carnival has a long tradition in Bonn and “Alaaf” is the traditional way to give cheers to the 5th season. What fun it is to watch the washer princess storming the Beuel town hall (this year on February 16, 11.11 am) and the storm on the town halls in Bonn and Bad Godesberg district Carnival Sunday, February 19. The attack on the Old Town Hall is picturesque and fun at the time, with Prince and Bonna leading the “city soldiers” in their colourful uniforms against the mayor and her troups. Bonn’s biggest parade will begin at noon on Carnival Monday (Rosenmontag), February 20., featuring a colourful fleet with Prince Carnival Christoph II and Bonna Nadine I.

And BonnExpat Alaaf is getting you in the perfect carnival mood on 1 February!

BONNEXPAT is a special chance for expatriates to meet in a relaxed atmosphere while learning more about the city and all it has to offer. For further information, please visit our website at Please note that photos and videos will be taken during the events and used for communication purposes by the organizing partners and that you agree to this by registering.

Our next BONNEXPAT evening will take place in June/July 2023 with a cultural highlight in the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundeskunsthalle).

We look forward to seeing you at BONNEXPAT!

Best regards, wishing you a great start into 2023 and three times Alaaf,

The BonnExpat-Organizers

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