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Dear All,


Happy new year, our best wishes and a warm welcome to the “5th Season” – BonnExpat goes Carnival again! For the 6th 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

UNiversa to be Adriana I with Prince Thomas I and Bonna
Anne-Christin I, @Jörg Pfefferkorn

on Thursday, Februar 21
Doors open 06.00 p.m.
Programme Start 06.30 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

  • Proclamation of UNiversa Adriana I by mayor Ashok Sridharan
  • Welcoming our Carnevalistic highnesses:
  • Prince Carnival Thomas I & Bonna Anne-Christin I, Washer Princess Ariane I, Godesia Dorothée and Prince Thomas II, LiKüRa Julia I
  • Dance Group Germania Hersel and Los Beuelos Samba Group
  • 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, February 19, 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 28, 11.11 a.m.) 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, March 3. The storm of the Old Town hall around noon, is picturesque and fun at the time, with Prince Carnival 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), March 4. Bonn’s biggest parade will begin at noon, featuring a colourful fleet with Prince Carnival Thomas I and Bonna Anne-Christin I.


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 2019 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 2019 and three times Alaaf,
The BonnExpat-Organizers

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