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of West Germany and continues to host important events related to national and international politics, despite having been replaced by Berlin as unified Germany’s capital.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

Maritim Hotel Bonn
Maritim Hotel Bonn
4 out of 5
Godesberger Allee, Bonn, NW, 53175
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$146 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bonn. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the convenient parking ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (188 reviews)
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Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2022

Maritim Hotel Bonn
Kameha Grand Bonn
Kameha Grand Bonn
5 out of 5
Am Bonner Bogen 1, Bonn, NW, 53227
The price is NZ$250 per night from 28 Aug. to 29 Aug.
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 their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (541 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 18 Jul. 2022

Kameha Grand Bonn
Rheinhotel Dreesen
Rheinhotel Dreesen
4 out of 5
Rheinstrasse 45-49, Bonn, NW, 53179
The price is NZ$166 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bonn. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (235 reviews)
"Historic hotel, view of Rhine River and wonderful Sieben Burgen hills, quiet, leafy location, clean. Hotel restaurant not great; not many restaurants nearby. No air conditioning. Free garage parking a plus."

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2022

Rheinhotel Dreesen
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 NZ$130 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
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! (86 reviews)
"Very nice, clean place to stay Everything i needed i had"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 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 Badestelle Siegfähre and Bonner Kuenstlerhaus ...
Sportboote Bornheim
City Apartments Siegburg
City Apartments Siegburg
3 out of 5
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 9, Siegburg, NRW, 53721
The price is NZ$199 per night from 9 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Siegburg. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and a garden. Popular attractions Oktopus and Aggua Troisdorf are located nearby. Discover ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
"Sehr gepflegtes und sauberes Apartment. Gerne komme ich wieder."

Reviewed on 10 Dec. 2020

City Apartments Siegburg
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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