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Dear All,


A warm welcome to the “5th Season” – BonnExpat goes Carnival! For the fifth 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


on THURSDAY, 1 February 2018,
At 6 p.m.


Altes Rathaus/Old Town Hall
Access via Market Place
53111 Bonn


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


Please click here for a site plan.

Programme Highlights

  • Welcome by the Mayor of Bonn, Ashok Sridharan
  • Proclamation of UNiversa Paulyn I by Mayor Ashok Sridharan
  • Welcoming their carnevalistic highnesses Prince Carnival Dirk II & Bonna Alexandra III.
  • Welcoming her carnevalistic highness the Washer Princess Franzi I
  • Announcement of winner of costume contest
  • Dance, fun, snacks & drinks ... and more 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 Tuesday, January 30, afternoon. Please make sure to arrive in time in order to not miss our programme and carnevalistic guests on stage!


Carnival has a long tradition in Bonn and “Alaaf” is the traditional way to give cheers to the 5th season. The female side of carnival “Weiberfastnacht” was born in 1824, when Bonn-Beuel’s washing women dropped their work and got together with coffee and cake - the birth of the first women’s committee in Beuel. The chairwoman (Obermöhn) and the washer princess lead the carnival offensive storming the Beuel town hall (this year on February 8, 11.11 am) and take over the power from the mayors. Normally the defenders are delighted to hand over the keys of the city hall in exchange for a kiss (“Bützchen”).


The town halls in Bonn and Bad Godesberg district will be stormed on Carnival Sunday, February 11. The storm of the Old Town hall around noon, is picturesque and fun at the time, with Prince and Bonna leading the “city soldiers” in their colourful uniforms against the mayor and his troups in their passionate defense of the city key.


Carnival revelers will parade through Bonn’s streets on Carnival Monday (Rosenmontag), February 12. Bonn’s biggest parade will begin at noon, featuring a colourful fleet with Prince Carnival Dirk II and Bonna Alexandra III.


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 www.bonnexpat.com.


Our next BONNEXPAT Evening will take place in June/July 2018 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 lovely holiday season and three times Alaaf,

The BonnExpat-Organizers

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