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After our re-unification, Bonn lost the Capital title to Berlin, but there still are many branches of Federal Ministries and Federal agencies residing in the city.
And, of course, Bonn continues to be what it always has been: a nice bourgeois, somewhat sleepy city on the River Rhine, right where it exits the German hills and continues to flow through the Northern European plains towards the North Sea.
Bonn's new landmark, the Post Tower, owned by the German ex-Federal postal service . As far as I know, it's the only real skyscraper in Germany outside of Frankfurt. It was completed after 9/11, maybe that's why it was decided not to have a public viewing platform on the top of it :-( Anyway, I think this is a very good example of what you can expect from these still-monopoly state firms and their attitude towards their owners/customers -- the taxpaying, stamp-buying citizens of Germany. Abandon the monopoly on letters and get some competition in.
North of Bonn all the way to the Netherlands and eventually the North Sea, the Rhine flows through flat terrain. This does not mean, however, that it is a boring region. To the contrary: the middle/northern European marsh landscapes have a beauty of their own, and it is here just north of Bonn, that you can get a hint of this. Picture was taken on a gorgeous June evening shortly before sunset.
- Pros:Large enough to offer everything, small enough not to get lost
- Cons:Not really cosmopolitan anymore
- In a nutshell:A nice, safe city with good infrastructure
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