Bonn's Urban Green Spaces
A state-of-the-art social media data analysis.
Glad you're here! We did a neat Instagram analysis and want to share our results with you. Are you ready to
learn about Bonn's urban green spaces?
Get yourself a ☕ and scroll down. Pick a park either from the clickable map
🗺️ or from the gallery 🖼️ for a quick summary. Check
wordclouds ☁️ and our lollipop
diagrams 🍭 for more detailed insight!
A lot of interesting graphs, pictures, diagrams and some unexpected insight will follow - promised 🥳🤞🏻.
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As the second biggest public park in Bonn, Hofgarten offers a central hub particularly for chilling, studying and social gatherings. Especially students linger around since Bonn University’s main building is right beside. The huge lawn area offers space even for team sports and big events such as the Fridays for Future Demonstrations.
Big and empty but still dynamic. The Rheinaue is a place marked by physical and socio-political transition. As a park located outside of the city centre in a former flood plain shaped by the river Rhein, you can feel the post-capital vibes and experience international music events. This park is particularly popular during weekends and offers a great opportunity to exercise.
Whilst taking a break from studying, apprenticeship or work you can experience a primeval walk through tiny woods and jump back to the age of dinosaurs. Romantic vibes will lead you past bushes of red roses until you reach a bench with a view towards a small turtle pond. The Botanische Garten is a place to simply rewind and absorb the beauty and aesthetics of vegetation home to places far away from Bonn.
Long, linear and luxurious. Evenly placed chestnuts trees guide you from the Poppelsdorfer Schloss towards the main building of Bonn University. Whilst tourists take a stroll along the avenue to observe the architecture from the late 19th century, locals pass the place by bike, stop to work and study, exercise, or just linger around.
Located within a typical residential area of Bonn very close to the city centre. This small park is a family friendly place with a playground and enough space to spread out your sheets and enjoy the sun. Residents enjoy this peaceful place for a coffee break, picnic and exercise such as outdoor yoga.
A small park in the very centre of Bonn, which you could almost miss if it weren’t for the demonstrations, skate boarders, salsa dance groups und punk scene that bring the place to life. Located next to the former Electoral Palace – nowadays Bonn University’s main building – this place offers a view straight to the Poppelsdorfer Schloss.
A quiet place in the style of an English landscape garden. The big water fountain and small pond, tall trees, dense bushes and numerous benches invite to linger around and enjoy the quietness within the centre of Bonn Bad-Godesberg. For young people it is a place to meet friends and chill around.
The name already suggests it: this park offers a great view onto the river Rhine. Benches facing the river invite you to sit down and simply observe the view. Lawns serve as a place for sports and kids to play. The Panoramapark is a family friendly park located outside of the city centre right next to river Rhine, mostly visited during the late afternoon and weekends.
An inconspicuous lawn located in Bonn Bad-Godesberg. This park serves as a place to exercise and even has a small climbing tower, providing a change from conventional sport opportunities. In springtime, students from a school nearby celebrate their graduation from high school, making this place a space with event character and potential for big social gatherings.
Quiet during the day, alive at night. The place to be when craving a vivid place to relax and chill with friends on summer evenings. The daytime can be spent reading, relaxing or picnicking on the lawn facing the river Rhine. At night, young people gather and casually end their day together.
Just set a period and chose a park - we generate a wordcloud with the most common hashtags for you! Want some neat examples?
Well, a wordcloud is nice. But we wanted more and got our hands dirty by manually classifying roughly 19.000
#hashtags of 9.000 posts.
Eventually, after reclassifying several times, we came to final 18 categories that you can find out about
here. Are you a researcher? Find our data mining scripts on
github or more detailed tutorials here and
here. Download our methodology/workflow
categorization scheme as xlsx
in comparison to other studies. Find our entire project report here.
Photography as a creative activity
People's creative activities based on inspiration evoked by ecosystem features except photography
Sports and physical activities
Non-political public cultural events
Political events raising awareness to well-being deficiencies
Political opinions and activities besides demonstrations
People´s states of mind, spiritual/religious activities and attachments as well as personal attitudes, values, ideas and expressions regarding way of life
People's bond to location
People's bond to nature or ecosystem features
People's perceptions of the environment expressed by beauty, visual and aesthetic impressions
Interactions between family members
Non-family social interactions
Recognition of natural, particular ecosystem and non-historic built features
Recognition of particular historically and culturally important features of the environment
Food and drinks
Tourism and travelling
Recreational activities not belonging to another category
Work and study related activities
Have a look at the category distribution per park or the temporal post distribution. Click the button to switch.
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