Bonn

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Bonn Marketplace which includes night scenes
Discover the musical and historic heritage of this former capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Bonn is the former administrative seat of West Germany and continues to host important events related to national and international politics, despite having been replaced by Berlin as unified Germany’s capital. The city was originally a college town and continues to maintain a vibrant youth culture. Visitors can experience that at Bonn’s many cafes and beer gardens.

Tour the University of Bonn, which is an important educational institution in the country. The college has a number of famous alumni, including Pope Benedict XVI and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Bonn is perhaps most well-known as the birthplace of the renowned composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born in Beethoven-Haus. The house is now a museum where visitors can see some of the composer’s possessions, including a number of his writings and musical instruments.

The city contains several other museums, such as the Kunstmuseum Bonn, which displays one of the largest art collections in the area. Learn about German history at the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Wander through the city’s southern Südstadt district, where you will see 19th-century buildings. Explore the 17th-century church, Kreuzbergkirche, which showcases Baroque architecture. The Das Bonner Münster basilica, located in downtown Bonn, is another example of the city’s diverse architecture.

Try the area’s unique red wine known as “Dragon’s Blood,” which is produced in the region’s mountains. You will find the wine in a number of pubs and cafes throughout the city. Bonn has a large performing arts schedule, carrying on its musical history. Opera houses put on ballets and operas throughout the summer, while the city’s orchestra performs a number of concerts, beginning in September. Head to the city’s smaller theaters for comedy shows and jazz gigs. If you are in the area in summer, you might catch Beethovenfest Bonn.

The city is located on the Rhine River, south of Cologne. Several picturesque train routes from the city travel to other major cities past the Siebengebirge Mountains. Bonn’s location makes it a practical area for day trips to Cologne, Düsseldorf and other areas in the Rhine region.

Where to stay in Bonn

numa I Bona Rooms & Apartments
numa I Bona Rooms & Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Kölnstraße 360-364, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, 53117
The price is $60 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
$60
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Bonn. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4/5 Very Good! (226 reviews)
Quick Business trip to Bonn
"If you are looking for a good businessman's hotel whilst in Bonn you won't go wrong at the Galerie"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

numa I Bona Rooms & Apartments
Hotel Collegium Leoninum
Hotel Collegium Leoninum
4 out of 5
Noeggerathstr. 34, Bonn, NW, 53111
The price is $117 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
$117
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bonn. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (292 reviews)
Weekend in Bonn
"Greatly enjoyed the pool and the sauna that was available from 7am-midnight. Lovely hotel, good location,close to train station, nice breakfast"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Hotel Collegium Leoninum
Kameha Grand Bonn
Kameha Grand Bonn
5 out of 5
Am Bonner Bogen 1, Bonn, NW, 53227
The price is $170 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
$170
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bonn. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the spacious rooms in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (565 reviews)
Overall fabulous
"A fabulous hotel with plenty of lounging areas We had a university reunion Great atmosphere beautiful walking areas great breakfast and plenty of eateries around ! Will come back for sure"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Kameha Grand Bonn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
numa I Bona Rooms & Apartments
numa I Bona Rooms & Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Kölnstraße 360-364, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, 53117
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Bonn. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4/5 Very Good! (226 reviews)
Quick Business trip to Bonn
"If you are looking for a good businessman's hotel whilst in Bonn you won't go wrong at the Galerie"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

numa I Bona Rooms & Apartments
BONNOX Boardinghouse & Hotel
BONNOX Boardinghouse & Hotel
3 out of 5
In der Raste 5-7, Bonn, NW, 53129
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bonn. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (97 reviews)
"Very nice, clean place to stay Everything i needed i had"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

BONNOX Boardinghouse & Hotel
Sportboote Bornheim
Sportboote Bornheim
3 out of 5
Leinpfad Steg 6 in Höhe Rheinstr. 289, Bornheim, 53332
Stay at this 3-star houseboat in Bornheim. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Golfanlage Clostermanns Hof and Arte Fact ...
Sportboote Bornheim
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