By Summer Brons

While Germany’s 19th largest city is commonly known as a political and governmental hub, Bonn offers far more than just positions of power and administrative buildings. This historic city features plenty of wonderful attractions and old-world charm sought after for an authentic European vacation. is here to help you plan your Bonn adventure!
Flying directly into Bonn is a breeze, thanks to the Cologne/Bonn International Airport (CGN), located just 15 kilometers from the center of the city. Book your flight with by clicking ( to take advantage of our low rates on airfare. Check us out for hotels, too. Just click ( to browse available Bonn accommodations.           

To get you started once you’ve arrived in the city, has a few suggestions. Head over to the “Museum Mile” where you’ll find the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Museum of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Bonn Museum of Modern Art and the Museum Koenig. Other notable museums include the Bonn Women’s Museum, the Rhinish Regional Museum of Bonn and most favorably, the Beethoven House, birthplace of the infamous Ludwig van Beethoven.           

A true must-see during your stay in Bonn is the ruins of the Godesburg Castle. Built in the early 13th century, the castle was largely destroyed during a siege in 1583 at the beginning of the Cologne War. Rebuilt in 1959, suggests grabbing a bite to eat the restaurant within the fortress for a unique lunch experience. After exploring the Godesburg ruins, enjoy some fresh air at the Arboretum Park Harle, a collection of trees with specimens dating back to 1870, or visit the Rheinaue leisure park on the banks of the Rhine River, or the Kottenforst protected woods on the hills west of Bonn.           

If you need a break from touristy sightseeing, recommends spending an afternoon browsing Bonn’s extensive shopping opportunities. You’ll find hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars around Market Square and in Kaiserpassage Mall. For even more retail therapy, head to the Bonn-Bad Godesburg district for upscale boutiques and quaint cafes.           

Depending on your vacation plans, you may find yourself in Bonn during one of the city’s annual festivals. especially recommends attending the International Beethoven Festival held each year in September and October, featuring more than 50 amazing concerts. The Rheinkultur is another popular cultural festival, hosted at the Rheinaue Park each summer. For a truly impressive show, don’t miss the Rhine in Flames festival beginning the first Saturday of May. 2,000 red Bengal lights line the banks of the Rhine and are capped off by a fantastic firework show. Finally, art enthusiasts will most enjoy the Museum Mile Festival, a varied event consisting of music, art and special exhibits amongst the museums along the mile.           

Plan your next European getaway in Bonn to take part in the history, culture and sophistication of one of Germany’s best-loved cities. is here to help with the details, so plan your Bonn escape today!


  • 1. Art & Exhibitioin Hall
  • 2. Beethoven House
  • 3. German National Museum of Contemporary History
  • 4. Bonn Town Hall
  • 5. Beethoven Monument
  • 6. Bonn Art Museum
  • 7. Freizeitpark Rheinaue
  • 8. Basilica of Saint Martin
  • 9. Bonn Botanic Garden
  • 10. Godesburg Castle


  • 1. Carnival - January
  • 2. Rose Monday - February
  • 3. Women's Carnival - February
  • 4. Flea Market - April
  • 5. Rhine in Flames - May
  • 6. Bonn Summer - May
  • 7. International Beethovenfest - August
  • 8. Fishmarket - October
  • 9. Three Bridge Run - October
  • 10. Saint Nikolaus Day - December


Hilton Bonn
Berliner Freiheit 2, Bonn, Germany
By Sarah Hay

Visitors and business travelers to the Rhine region of Germany will fall in love with the city of Bonn, and there’s no better spot to stay when you’re there than at the Hilton Bonn, just a five minute walk from the center of town. With a view of the Rhine River, the hotel is near Beethoven Hall, the Bonn Opera House, Museum Mile and the botanical gardens of Castle Poppelsdorf. It’s also a short distance to the Cologne-Bonn Airport, via a 25-minute train ride and a 20-minute bus ride.

All of the 252 guest rooms and suites at the Hilton Bonn have wireless Internet access, as well as coffeemakers, bathrobes, daily and weekend newspaper delivery, work desks, and irons and ironing boards. Shower amenities are by Crabtree & Evelyn, and some connecting rooms are available. If you need to catch up on business, there is a business center on site, featuring express mail services, audio visual and office rentals, secretarial services, as well as printing, faxing, and video phones. There are also 14 meeting rooms which feature wireless Internet access.

Check-in is 3 p.m., and check-out is 12 p.m., and there are a variety of options available to help you relax during your stay. The fitness center offers a pool, personal trainers and a jogging track, and there are bicycles available to rent. The Kennedy bar, along with the two restaurants at the Hilton Bonn, L’Oliva and Seasons, offer tempting culinary delights to their guests, and room service is available 24 hours a day. If you’re an animal lover, pets are allowed at the Hilton Bonn. Parking and valet parking is available, for a fee.

The city of Bonn welcomes international travelers with elegance and sophistication; come find accommodations to indulge yourself while you’re here, at the Hilton Bonn, and click on the following link to let with find you the best price: (