Cherry Blossoms in Altstadt Bonn of Germany just a few days ago and I was lucky to be there!
Mid of April and again another short trip just for myself. In the very first beginning, this was actually terrifing me…you know, travelling alone. But after a few trips alone, I start adoring the procedure. Of course, I love family trips or with my hubby, but if there is no choice, just enjoy it! So, mid of April and I spent 3 days in Bonn in Germany! The most amazing period to visit the city! Why? Because of the Nature! Pink Cherry Blossoms all around!
Walking in the centre of Bonn is an amazing experience. Small alleys without cars and with amazing small shops. Of course I have photos to share with you, but this is another post, because today is the perfect day to talk about Cherry blossoms! First of May yesterday and this was actually the opportunity to have a post full of flowers! There are of course many Cherry Blossoms trees in the centre of Bonn, but if you want to admire more, then you have to visit Altstadt! The old town of the federal city, tha place with the most Cherry Blossoms trees in Bonn.
Altstadt is the German language word for “old town“, and generally refers to the historical town or city centre within the old town or city wall, in contrast to younger suburbs outside. Most German towns have an Altstadt, even though the ravages of war have destroyed many of them. The old town of Bonn is one of the most beautiful places to be, when you are in the city. Especially on Spring with the bloomed Cherry Blossoms.
Every year in Spring there is a special natural event to be admired in Bonn’s old town, innumerable cherry trees unfold their full bloom in the first warmer April days and transform the streets into a pink sea of flowers. Most impressive is the cherry blossom in the army road and in the Breite Straße. These streets are like a veritable cherry blossom tunnel for a few days.
In the course of a city district renovation, the old town of Bonn was planted with the Japanese cherry blossom in the 1980s . A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese. In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse. Additionally are an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life, an aspect of Japanese cultural tradition that is often associated with Buddhist influence and which is embodied in the concept of the Passion of Things.
In the district grow various varieties of this ornamental cherry, whose flowering begins gradually from the end of March to about mid-April and overlap each other. In a beautiful pink color, the flowers in combination with the old houses, makes this place looks magical! Like being in a fairyland, full of romance! Actually is the perfect place for photoshooting, for walking around or for romantic dates.
The past years, there is also organized the Cherry Blossom Festival in Bonn. The festival takes place on Saturday, April 23rd. The stage program at the Marienschule lasts from 11 to 20 o’clock. The flea market in the entire old town starts at 10 o’clock. If you are lucky (I was not that lucky) to be at the city these days, just do not miss it!
I spent there around two hours walking and discovering the alleys and I stopped because of low light… night was there. The streets are full of beautiful small shops and with amazing coffee shops , restaurants and wine bars. I did not have the chance to visit any of them, because I prefered to photoshot the amazing trees and the beautiful houses. Actually if you start walking in the streets around, you can admire traditional houses with amazing architecture and so beautiful details! Windows and doors, small pieces of art…but this is again another story.
I was lucky to be there during April. In my next trip (again in Bonn) in a few days, I will try to visit the place again, but this time for wine or beer or mexican food! Afterall Spring is here and it is amazing to relax in small food shops!
Realy, have you ever been there my friends?