What to do in Bonn

About Bonn

Bonn is located in the southern region of the state of North-Rhine Westphalia. With a population of around 300 000, the city has an air of tranquility compared to the bustling neighbouring metropolis of Cologne. The city center is dedicated to pedestrian walkways. You can find shops, restaurants, the stunning Bonn Minster (Bonn’s largest church), Beethoven’s birthplace and a daily market all in the center. The Poppelsdorf Palace is a 15 minute leisurely walk from the central station in Bonn (also located next to the city center). Walk straight along the beautiful Poppelsdorfer Allee to reach the Palace entrance. Directly across from the Palace (aka ‘Schloss’ in German) is Meckhenheimer Allee. With restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and Imbisse (limited seating, ‘fast food’), from Italian to Tibetan, Turkish to Japanese, Meckenheimher Allee has something for everyone. Summers’ are usually warm and sunny, and you can easily enjoy the outdoors by exploring the botanical garden, located directly adjacent to the Poppelsdorf Palace or walk along the Rhine promenade or meander through the Rheinaue Leisure Park.


Useful Links:

Bonn Tourism (En)

Bonn Tourist Maps (multiple languages)


Beethoven Statue World renowned composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, was born in Bonn. You can visit his home, located directly in the city center. Can’t wait? Listen to a bit of the 5th Symphony here:


Bonn is also home to HARIBO (Hans Riegel Bonn) the creators of the first gummy bears Haribo_gb

Museum Koenig

Interested in history, art, culture or science? Bonn has a museum for that! See list below





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