With a population of around 350,000, this large city in the south of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the largest in Germany. The former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany looks back on more than 2,000 years of history dating back to Germanic and Roman settlements.
From 1597 to 1794, Bonn was the capital and residence of the Electorate of Cologne. The city is also the birthplace of the world-famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
In 1948, the Parliamentary Council also met in Bonn and drafted the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany. After reunification in 1990, the Berlin/Bonn Act was passed and the seat of government was moved from Bonn to Berlin.
In the heart of the historic city center, you will walk along impressive monuments and buildings such as the former main post office or the Sternentor. In the charming city hotels you will find the ideal accommodation for your stay in Bonn.
At the transition from the Middle Rhine region to the Lower Rhine Bay lies the former federal capital Bonn in the southwest of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city's historic and modern buildings stretch out on both sides of the Rhine over an area of about 145 square kilometers. In the city center, you will find lively pedestrian zones, impressive buildings and monuments, as well as charming alleys and small cafés that tempt you with regional specialties!
Already the waterfront offers impressive cultural moments for travelers. There is the Electoral Palace to see - the former residence of the Cologne Electors - and the gorgeous Court Garden. The second is a green oasis of tranquility that offers relaxing moments in the middle of the city.
The best way to discover the city of Bonn is by e-bike, scooter or a city tour: the highlight of the tour is a view or a visit to the most important landmark of the city, the Bonn Cathedral!
Especially art and culture travelers will love the city and the surrounding area - as well as world-famous poets and artists, who were also inspired by the beauty of the landscape and the city. Enjoy dreamy hours on the wooded slopes and the beautiful wine terraces.