Freizeitpark Rheinaue is a huge public park by the River Rhine in Bonn, Germany. It hosts monthly flea markets, beautiful theme parks including a Japanese garden, a large boating lake, and some historical landmarks.
Every neighbourhood in Bonn has its own park – and these are no simple affairs. Lush with greenery, secret woodsy paths, large playgrounds and serene ponds, many of these parks resemble untouched forests in parts.
So far, we’ve visited three major ones – the Bad Godesberg Stadtpark (city park), Friesdorf Park and the renowned Freizeitpark Rheinaue.
Freizeitpark translates to ‘amusement park’ in English and with hectares and hectares (160 to be precise) of football courts, seaside promenades, woody cycling tracks, a Japanese garden and picturesque bridges, it really is one.
We’ve been there twice so far and there’s still a lot more to be discovered. It’s a 30 minute walk away from where we’re staying and on the way, we encounter many mini gardens, playgrounds and an eerily beautiful cemetery.
Once, we even saw a wrongly parked car being towed away (and that wasn’t the only time) and posed under a bunch of pink spring blooms. The best place to get a glimpse of these moments is on our Instagram account.
Spring-summer Rheinaue in 10 beautiful photos
You can have your own outdoor picnic in the Rheinaue but there are also beer and food stalls for those who aren’t prepared!
Many types of ducks and water fowl such as Nilgans swim in the Rheinauensee. You’ll also see furry nutria walking on the grass or floating in the water. On further visits to Freizeitpark Rheinaue, we also saw a spoon garden (odd, right?), rose garden, a tall Bismarck Tower, and a garden for the blind.
That’s all for now. But we’ll be back with more stories of our adventures and discoveries in Bonn, the darling city that we’ve come to call home.
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