BONN – Former seat of government on the banks of the Rhine
One of the oldest cities in Germany and an important cultural city with almost 2,000 years of history.
Beethovens’ birthplace grew rapidly in the last century and not only because it was temporarily federal capital and seat of government. To this day, there is a high degree of international interdependence, as United Nations agencies and numerous federal agencies are based here.
In addition to church towers, the cityscape is dominated by several skyscrapers, to which Bonn owes its persistent touch of capital city flair. But not only the Post Tower or the “Lange Eugen” are among the landmarks of Bonn. Numerous well-preserved buildings from the 18th century such as the Electoral Palace, the former main residence of the Electors of Cologne and the 11th century Bonn Minster can be found within city limits. The Bundeskunsthalle and the Haus der Geschichte are among the ten most visited museums in Germany, and are therefore just two of Bonn’s many museums. Cultural life is diverse and lively in all cultural sectors, as is the eventful history of the city.
In addition to some parks in the city, the recreational park Rheinaue – created for the national garden show – invites you to relax in the countryside.