Rhineland - Culture


The old capital of Germany is Bonn and one of its parts is called Dransdorf. As Bonn has still some celebrities and a lot of them connected with the local custom of Carnival it was just a matter of time to get to know of them a little better.

The red bench

The red bench

There is a series of events - you could call them "Famous local heads just simple and private" who are invited and asked in a talk show manner by the president of the local carnival club Mr. Willi Baukhage. He invites his guests on a red bench donated by a local bank. 

Willi Baukhage enjoying the evening

Willi Baukhage enjoying the evening

I had the chance to take part at one of this events lately and he invited three interesting local community members who had music in common. A new music group who is intended to sing in the local dialect, a member of a nearly 40 years standing group who is famous as well in different cities and last but not least a character mostly acting as a clown.

the three evening guests together on stage

the three evening guests together on stage

All in all a very good performance with a lot of background information about local custom and stories about the performers. you can see some images and a little video here if interested.