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of West Germany and continues to host important events related to national and international politics, despite having been replaced by Berlin as unified Germany’s capital.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

Motel One Bonn-Hauptbahnhof
Motel One Bonn-Hauptbahnhof
Am Hauptbahnhof 12, Bonn, 53111
The price is ¥11,819 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Bonn. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Bonn Minster and Beethoven Monument are located ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (41 reviews)
"Amazing atmosphere, great service, authentic German breakfast."

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Motel One Bonn-Hauptbahnhof
Kameha Grand Bonn
Kameha Grand Bonn
5 out of 5
Am Bonner Bogen 1, Bonn, NW, 53227
The price is ¥16,099 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
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! (525 reviews)
Unusual Design of Hotel
"The light of pathway between hotel and train station can be switched off. The Setting of hotel like love Hotel."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Kameha Grand Bonn
Hilton Bonn
Hilton Bonn
4 out of 5
Berliner Freiheit 2, Bonn, 53111
The price is ¥15,983 per night from May 28 to May 29
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Bonn. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (927 reviews)
"The stay was nice. However, I have not received the invoice via email as it had been promised by the Hotel staff."

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Hilton 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.
BONNOX Boardinghouse & Hotel
BONNOX Boardinghouse & Hotel
3 out of 5
In der Raste 5-7, Bonn, NW, 53129
The price is ¥11,442 per night from May 22 to May 23
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! (80 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 Bonn Women's Museum and Old Town Hall are ...
Sportboote Bornheim
Finest - Hotel Suiten Bonn
Finest - Hotel Suiten Bonn
Friesdorferstr. 8, Bonn, 53173
The price is ¥16,645 per night from May 21 to May 22
Stay at this aparthotel in Bonn. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
3.3/5 (6 reviews)
Room was great, service could be better
"Facility was in a great location, and the room was excellent. The check in process was informal, may not have been a regular employee; we got the keys fine, but no wifi password. Later we also found the room had no soap. Checking out was a mystery, the hotel lobby was locked. We ended up dropping ..."

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Finest - Hotel Suiten 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.

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