Bonn Travel Guide

Bonn is a city in Germany situated on the Rhine in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

It is famous for being the birthplace of Beethoven.

Find information to help you plan a trip to Bonn: Best Attractions, Best Hotels, Where to shop.

Sights

Poppelsdorf Palace

Poppelsdorf Palace

Poppelsdorf Palace is located  2 km from Bonn Central Station.

The foundation stone of the Baroque Poppelsdorf Palace was laid in 1715 over the remains of a castle that was destroyed in 1583.

Meckenheimer Allee 171, 53115 

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of Bonn is maintained by the University of Bonn.

Today the garden cultivates about 8,000 plant species.

Meckenheimer Allee 169, 53115 

Beethoven Haus

Beethoven Haus

The Beethoven’s birthplace is located at Bonngasse, Bonn.

Now it is a memorial site and museum since 1889.

Bonngasse 20, 53111 

Bonn Minster

Bonn Minster

The Bonn Minster was built between the 11th and 13th centuries.

Its interior has gothic and Romanesque elements, but with Baroque predominant décor.

Münsterpl., 53111 

Altstadt

Altstadt Bonn

The Altstadt of Bonn was almost completely destroyed during World War II.

The area has many options of stores, restaurants.

Altstadt, Bonn

Koenig Museum

Koenig MuseumKoenig Museum

The Koenig Museum is a museum founded in 1934 and it is one of biggest natural museums in the world.

Adenauerallee 160, 53113 

Bundeskunsthalle

Bundeskunsthalle

The Bundeskunsthalle was founded in 1992 and has a variety of exhibitions dedicated to the arts, cultural history of all eras until nowadays, as well exhibitions dedicated to science, technology and environment.

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 

Rheinaue Leisure

Rheinaue Leisure

The Rheinaue is a popular leisure area in Bonn. It is located on the left bank of the Rhine river.

Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20, 53175

Godesburg Castle

Godesburg Castle

The Godesburg Castle marks the Gothic Romanticism era in the Rhine.

During the middle age, it was the residence of the Prince Elector of Cologne. Today it has a restaurant, which offers panoramic views.

Auf dem Godesberg 5, 53177

Sterntor

Sterntor

The Sterntor consists in the old wall of the city. It is located in the north area of Bollerplatz.

Vivatsgasse 8, 53111

Drachenburg Castle

Drachenburg Castle

The Dranchenburg Castle is located in Königswinter 16 km from Bonn.

It was built in the end of 19 century and completed in 1884.

Schloß Drachenburg, Drachenfelsstraße 118, 53639 Königswinter, Germany

Deutsches Museum

The Deutsches Museum shows about 100 works of art of contemporary science and technology.

The Deutsches Museum is an offshoot of the world-famous Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Ahrstraße 45, 53175

Where to stay

Marriott

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The Marriott Bonn is located close to the Rhine river.

The hotel has 336 modern rooms equipped with a TV, safe, minibar.

It has a swimming pool, sauna and a terrace.

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Platz der Vereinten Nationen 4, 53113

Hilton

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The Hilton Bonn is located in the heart of the city close to the main attractions.

Rooms are equipped with a TV, minibar, safe and a coffee machine.

The hotel has a swimming pool and sauna.

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Berliner Freiheit 2, 53111 

V Hotel

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The VHotel is located in a green area 3,8 km from the Central Station.

The hotel has four types of rooms “comfort SR”, “comfort PLUS”, “junior suite” and “suite.

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Haager Weg 44, 53127

Mercure

Mercure Bonn©Mercure

The Mercure Bonn is located 5 km from the city center.

The hotel has 142 rooms equipped with a TV, desk, safe, work desk.

It has an outdoor swimming pool.

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Max-Habermann-Straße 2, 53123

Shopping Street

The pedestrian area of Friedrichstrasse is a chic shopping street that boasts numerous cafés, restaurants and shops.

Department Stores

Galeria Kaufhof

Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.

Remigiusstraße 20-24, 53111

Karstadt

Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.

Poststraße 23, 53111

Plan your Trip

Bonn has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Cologne, Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Königswinter.

Distances

Cologne – 28,9 km

Düsseldorf– 71,3 km

Koblenz – 84,9 km

Königswinter – 12,2 km

Essen – 94,7 km

Dortmund – 117 km

Frankfurt – 173 km

Munich – 571 km

Berlin – 600 km

Hannover – 320 km

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