About Bonn

About Bonn

The Bonn region is regarded as the gateway to the romantic Rhine with the Siebengebirge mountains and Drachenfels shrouded in legend. 

The newly created Drachenfels mountain plateau can be reached with the Drachenfels Railway. Halfway up Schloss Drachenburg, which has been restored beautifully, soars majestically. 

The federal city Bonn is, like Koblenz, situated at the border of the river Rhine. It is in the federal state North-Rhine Westphalia. With about 325 thousand inhabitants it is one of the 20 largest cities in Germany. 

Bonn is also known as the native town of Ludwig van Beethoven, a famous musician and composer. The Beethoven House, the house where the musician was born, is now a museum and tells stories from the life of the world famous composer. The high density of museums and high-quality exhibitions on the Museum Mile enrich the region’s culture.

After the second world war, Bonn became the provisional capital of Germany. This temporary arrangement lasted 41 years. Many Baroque buildings date back to the time when Bonn was the place of residence of the Electors.  Then, in 1990, after the reunion of the BRD and DDR and the “Einigungsvertrag”, Berlin became the capital. But still, Bonn stayed an important political city as many federal ministries have her main- or at least second seat in the city.