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Bonn “Besuch”

Last Thursday I traveled to Universität Bonn on a field trip. Students from my school sat in on lectures ranging a variety of topics, and we later attended presentation for prospective students; this was a very similar experience to the college and university visits that Junior and Senior year US high school students are oh-so-familiar with. This field trip, however, came with the added benefit of 6 hours of free time, allowing my host brother and me to roam Bonn afterwards.

I first sat in on a Bio-medicine lecture. The natural sciences share a pretty international vocabulary, so thankfully I was able to understand a large part of the lecture. For the curious, the Professor discussed DDT and PCB levels in bodies of water, such as the Great Lakes and the Barents Sea, levels of these chemicals in snails, fish, and otters, and finally, the chemicals’ effects.

Half Bonn Building

Lecture Hall

Building Tower

I had an hour free before my host brother finished his lecture, so I explored the few blocks between the Poppelsdorfer Campus and the Hauptgebäude (main building).

University Tower

Bridge Poppelsdorfer

Overlooking Poppersdorfer

Kaiserplatzgarten Bonn

Bonn Gate



As a University town, Bonn is full of its cute little quirks…

University Bird

The Flammkuchen, a crème fraîche based thin-crust pizza-like dish, was also amazing…


Bonn is the birthplace of Beethoven, so naturally the city is scattered with references to the composer…

Beethovern Statue

Beethovens Geburtshaus

It was a wonderful day trip!

Poppelsdorfer Bridge Andrew

Beethoven Platz

Thank you Filip M. for pointing out that the water was probably laced with *PCB* and not PCP



So, what do you think ?