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Blooming Bonn

We’ve all heard of Japan’s famous cherry blossom festivals, but did you know about the one in Bonn? With the early onset of spring this year the streets of Bonn’s Altstadt (old town) are already dripping with luscious pink cherry blossoms. A particularly beautiful street is Heerstraße which looks like a pink tunnel as the flower laden branches interlace with each other above the road. The trees, which were planted in the middle of the 80’s, were not planned as a tourist attraction, but that’s what they’ve become. Every day during the cherry blossom season, busloads of tourists drive through to admire and photograph the pink spectacle. The locals...

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