Do you know Bonn?
The multifaceted range of things it has to offer make the former West German capital and current UNO city - the only site of the United Nations in Germany - a very worthwhile destination! The UN campus directly adjacent to the new World Conference Center Bonn, Deutsche Welle and the Post Tower of Deutsche Telekom offers many strategic advantages and also lies along the idyllic and beautiful Rhine. The former administrative district is therefore an exciting location for internationally orientated dialogue today. Science and research have also held an established position in Bonn for years. The Caesar scientific research centre, the University of Bonn and the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences are examples of the high-quality institutes available. Not to mention the city's heavy commitment to sustainability and renewable energies (Sustainable Bonn).
But it is art and culture that are most important in Bonn. Exhibitions with millions of visitors to the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundeskunsthalle), famous contemporary masters in the Bonn Art Museum (Kunstmuseum Bonn), living history in the House of German History (Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland), natural history in the Museum König, all about calculation and arithmetic or evidence of the history of the Rhineland in the Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), just to name the "big 7" of the museum district. Not to forget the "little treasures" of the city such as the August Macke House, the Women's Museum, the Egyptian Museum (Ägyptisches Museum), the German Museum of Bonn (Deutsches Museum Bonn) or the Ernst Moritz Arndt House. Not to forget Bonn's favourite son of course, Ludwig van Beethoven, who is omnipresent in the city, not just in the Beethoven House or the Beethovenhalle.
Rhinelanders love good entertainment, which is reflected in the diverse range of cabarets and theatres available. There is the Springmaus in Endenich, Bill Mockridge's career springboard for many of today's famous comedians such as Bernhard Hoecker, Dirk Bach and Ralf Schmitz. There is also Pantheon, the Theater Bonn or even the Oper Bonn, the small Theater Bonn in Bad Godesberg, the Brotfabrik or the Brückenforum. Not to forget the events of Bonn's carnival season, Rhein in Flammen and R(h)einkultur and concerts from international artists such as Tokio Hotel, Gentleman and Simple Minds.
Those who love to stay active have a rich selection of pure nature on Germany's most popular hiking trail – the Rheinsteig, long walks in the Siebengebirge or the best view from Dragon's Rock (Drachenfels) in Königswinter and the Petersberg with its famous guest house of the Federal Republic that today houses the Steigenberger Grand Hotel Petersberg. Or take a trip down one of the many beautiful cycling paths along the Rhine, the Sieg or the Ahr to Bad Neuenahr or Ahrweiler. Those who want to enjoy nature on the Rhine from another perspective will find just the right thing on one of the many cruise vessels of Bonner Personenschifffahrt or KD (Köln-Düsseldorfer). Enjoy a cruise to Cologne, Düsseldorf or along the Mosel toward Koblenz, past HARIBO icon Thomas Gottschalk's palace Schloss Marienfels or the Loreley.