In the south of North Rhine-Westphalia lies Bonn, former seat of government
Germany, today's federal city and birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Experience German history at first hand
Even though Bonn has no longer been the seat of government of
Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn is still a city in which
german history can be experienced - and not only because the Federal President
and Federal Chancellor still have their second official residence here today.
Bonn's more than 2,000-year history ranges from Roman settlements
over Cologne Electors and Ludwig van Beethoven up to Federal Chancellors
after the Second World War. Accordingly, there is much to see in
Discover and experience Bonn.
City of many faces
But Bonn offers its visitors much more. Not only do we wait here
historical sights, but beyond that also true
Art highlights in the numerous museums of the city, international and
political flair and also sufficient possibilities on the banks of the Rhine
to enjoy nature and let your soul dangle.
Facts & Figures: The city of Bonn extends over an area of
about 141 km², has a total of about 325,000 inhabitants and is therefore one of the
Big cities in the country. The history of Bonn goes back more than 2,000 years
back - thus Bonn belongs to the oldest cities in Germany. The
Visitors to Bonn can expect 39 museums and 21 theatres with a diverse
Bonn sights: The former government city of Bonn has much to offer
Worth seeing. Highlights include the Beethoven House, the
Bonn Cathedral, the Old City Hall, the Villa Hammerschmidt, the Court Garden,
the ruins of Godesburg Castle, the Poppelsdorfer Allee and the House of
Souvenirs: All objects are suitable as souvenirs from Bonn
around the Beethoven theme - key rings, mugs, T-shirts,
Umbrellas or ties. Culinary souvenirs from Bonn would be
Bönnsch beer, which is sold only in the restaurant located in Bonn,
or gummi bears from Haribo, who have their headquarters in the city.