Bonn Tourist Places to Visit in Bonn, Germany, Europe

Bonn Tourist Places to Visit in Bonn, Germany, Europe

Bonn is a city situated in the North Rhine-Westphalia state in Germany, around 75 km southeast of Dusseldorf (state capital) and 600 km southwest of Berlin (national capital). It is within Germany’s largest metropolitan area, Rhine-Ruhr region and home to one of the most reputed universities of the country, University of Bonn. Located on the banks of the Rhine River, Bonn coordinates with 50°44′02.37″ N latitude and 7°5′59.33″ E longitude, covering an area of 141.22 sq. km.


History of Bonn:

The history of Bonn goes back to the 1st century BC when it was originally founded. It served as the capital of the Electorate of Cologne between 1597 and 1794 and West Germany’s de facto capital between 1949 and 1990, and later, between 1990 and 1999 as the capital of Germany. Some historical landmarks in Bonn include Bonn Minster, Kreuzbergkirche and Godesburg Fortress.


Connectivity to Bonn:

Cologne-Bonn Airport is the airport serving Bonn along with Cologne, situated around 20 km from the centre of Bonn city. This airport handles flights to Vienna, Paris, Budapest, Amsterdam, Teheran, Bern, Moscow and many other major cities in the world. It costs around $400 from New York to Bonn per way.

Tourists can take taxi or bus from the airport to city centre and taxis generally cost €45 and by bus, it costs €7.40.

Bonn has a good connectivity to Frankfurt and other German cities by train. Rental bikes are useful for local travel.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Bonn:

Bonn is home to many grand museums, theatres as well as festivals like Beethovenfest, Rhein in Flammen and Karneval.

List of some recommended shopping options in Bonn include:

  • Rheinauenflohmarkt
  • Bouvier
  • Comic Shop
  • Haribo Factory Store

Here are some famous food corners in Bonn:

  • Cassius-Garten
  • Ristorante Caminetto
  • Bierhaus Machold
  • Bagel Brothers


Things to do in Bonn:

  • Festival celebrations
  • Watching movies
  • Walking


Places to see in Bonn:


Bonn Minster:

Constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries in Romanesque architecture, the Bonn Minster is one of the oldest churches in Germany, located in the heart of the city. It is open from 7AM-7PM.


Bonn Museum of Modern Art:

The Bonn Museum of Modern Art or Kunstmuseum Bonn was founded in the year 1947 and is located at Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2. Tourists are allowed between 11AM – 6PM (Tuesday-Sunday) and 11AM – 9PM (Wednesday). The entrance fee is €3.


Arboretum Park Härle:

Situated at Büchelstraße 40 in Bonn, Arboretum Park Härle is home to around 800 varieties of trees and shrubs in the area of 4.7 hectares. It was established in 1870. No entrance fee.


List of other places of interest in Bonn include:

  • Doppelkirche Schwarzrheindorf
  • Kreuzbergkirche
  • Old Cemetery Bonn
  • Godesburg fortress ruins
  • Post Tower
  • Bundesviertel
  • Beethovenhalle
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Kameha Grand
  • Langer Eugen
  • August-Macke-Haus
  • Bonn Women’s Museum
  • Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn
  • Beethoven House
  • Museum Koenig


Best time to visit Bonn:

Probably between the months of May and October are ideal to visit Bonn for both festival celebrations and outdoor activities.


Accommodation options in Bonn:

There are dozens of reputed hotels in Bonn ranging from budget options to star rated hotels and prices may vary on the facilities provided by such hotels, generally budget hotels charge around €25 per night and mid range hotels charge €65 per night. The major hotels in Bonn include:

  • Hotel Deutsches Haus
  • Villa Godesberg
  • Insel Hotel Bad Godesberg
  • Hilton Bonn Hotel
  • Hotel Villa Esplanade
  • InterCity Hotel Bonn
  • Dorint Hotel Venusberg Bonn
  • Acora und Wohnen Bonn
  • Ringhotel Rheinhotel Dreesen
  • Astoria Hotel Bonn
  • Hotel Garni Jacobs
  • B&B Hotel Bonn
  • Hotel Koenigshof
  • Guennewig Hotel Bristol
  • Derag Livinghotel Kanzler

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