Bonn – Travel guide at Wikivoyage. Bonn is one of the largest cities in the Cologne Lowland, second only to Cologne itself in terms of population count. Despite the size, it maintains a cozy, relaxed atmosphere of a small town, featuring mostly low- rise buildings, a charming old town and a lot of greenery. Located only 2. 8 km south of Cologne up the Rhine river, it has a wealth of museums and points of interest.
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Bonn was the de facto capital of the pre- reunification Federal Republic of Germany ("West Germany") from 1. The city still holds the seats of many federal institutions, and remains a popular choice for large- scale exhibitions and conferences. Bonn is also the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, who is celebrated throughout the city with several memorials and events. You should consider a trip to Bonn if you like atmospheric smaller cities with many students and a rich culture. Admirers call it Italy's most northern city because of its street culture with many cafes and beer gardens in the summer. It is also a good base for day trips to Cologne, Düsseldorf, the romantic Rhine and the Eifel region. Remains of an ancient Roman house in Bonn.
UnderstandBonn's beginning dates between 1. BC when Romans began building roads, bridges, and fortresses at a location known as "Bonna." One well- documented event was the martyrdom of two Thebaean legionaries.
The Thebaean Legion was an all Christian legion, which refused to worship the emperor as a god. As punishment, the Thebaean Legion's commander, Mauritius was executed in St. Moritz as were many other Thebaean legionaries including Cassius and Florentius, Bonn's patron saints, who were martyred at the location of the present- day Münster basilica.
After the Romans left, the town had a very tumultuous history. Bonn has been destroyed and pummeled on so many occasions that it nearly became a pastime. Norman invaders were the first to burn the town to the ground in 8. In 1. 19. 8, King Philip of Swabia and Duke Heinrich von Brabant laid siege to Bonn. In 1. 24. 4 Konrad von Hochstaden, archbishop of Cologne ordered Bonn to be fortified. The reasons for fortification may have been for the Archbishop's protection as he had apparently begun fighting with Cologne's leaders and often resided in Bonn after the dispute.
In 1. 28. 8 under Sigfried II von Westerburg the archbishopric was transferred from Cologne to Bonn, which has since been transferred back to Cologne. In 1. 58. 2 Archbishop Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg converted to Calvinism and refused to give up his position as elector. In February of 1. Waldburg married and was in April of the same year excommunicated by Pope Gregory XIII. After the Truschessian War Gebhard fled to Strasbourg, but not before Bonn felt the rapture of Bavarian troops, who blew up the Godesberg (the archbishop's residence) with 1,5. While the town survived the Thirty Years' War Bonn was completely destroyed in 1. War of the Grand Alliance.
In December 1. 77. Bonn's most famous son, Ludwig van Beethoven, was born on Bonngasse. Bonn is probably best known as Beethoven's birthplace and this fact is well advertised by the city despite Beethoven's vehement disgust towards his hometown. Beethoven spent some time in Vienna hoping to study with Mozart, but after his mother's death he was forced to return to Bonn for five years to raise his two younger brothers since his alcoholic father was unable to. In 1. 79. 2 Beethoven returned to Vienna and never came back to Bonn. An aerial view of the Bundesviertel (the federal government district) in Bonn. While Bonn is by no means a "village" its selection as seat of the government of the new west German state in 1.
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Germany should appear to be temporary and thus more important or symbolic cities such as Cologne, Munich or Hamburg were soon out of consideration. However in the final decision the fact that Konrad Adenauer had a house nearby may well have played some if not the decisive role, where Bonn beat out Frankfurt by a single vote. See also Cold War Europe. After reunification it was seriously considered to keep the government in town, especially as the previously "provisional" facilites had just been upgraded bit by bit in the late 1. However in another close vote the Bundestag decided to move most agencies to Berlin, while some would stay in Bonn much to the chagrin of people who see the double facilities as needless pork in favor of Bonn. Tourist information5.
Bonn Information, Windeckstraße 1, 5. Bonn (street between the post office and Karstadt), ☎+4. M- F 1. 0AM- 6: 3. PM, Sa 9. AM- 4. PM, Su 1. AM- 2. PM. The tourist information offers almost all the help a tourist could need.
They also have brochures about walking tours in English. You can also buy tickets for the theater and the opera there. By planeBonn is nominally served by the Cologne- Bonn Konrad Adenauer Airport (German: Köln- Bonn) (IATA: CGN) in Cologne. The airport handles far more air cargo traffic than passengers, but since the airport has become the hub for a Lufthansa's low- fare subsidiary Eurowings, it is well connected to many major European airports.
The airport is also well- served by other low- fare airlines like Ryanair and holiday flight specialists like and TUIfly. That said, the airport sees very little intercontinental passenger traffic, save for a few flights to countries like Turkey, Morocco or Iran operated by the respective countries airlines and serving mainly local ethnic minorities. From the airport, take the SB6. Bonn's central bus station near the Hauptbahnhof. It leaves every 3.
Terminal 1 arrivals, and takes a little over half an hour to reach the Bonn city centre. You can also take a train from the airport to Bonn- Beuel, which is on the other side of the river from Bonn city (Zentrum). A taxi to central Bonn will cost around €4. If you are flying transatlantically, chances are Frankfurt is a better option time- wise - as you are likely to get a direct flight - though not necessarily in terms of budget. If you are cost conscious comparing airfares to CGN, FRA and several other airports in the general area is certainly a good idea, as due to the quirky nature of airline pricing differences in price of one or two hundred Euro are not at all uncommon. Timewise, however, CGN is just as far from Bonn as the Frankfurt Airport. IATA: FRA, one of Europe's busiest intercontinental hubs.
The airport has a long- distance train station directly connected to Bonn's Siegburg railway station, which high- speed trains (departing every hour) reach in less than 4. When flying Lufthansa, you can even book the train connection as a part of your long- distance flight ticket - the station's IATA code is ZPY and the Lufthansa tickets to this destination are often priced the same or slightly lower as those terminating at FRA.
For more details see rail air alliances. Long- distance high- speed trains arrive at Bahnhof Siegburg- Bonn rather than the Hauptbahnhof. By trainThe train route from Bonn Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt via Koblenz is especially beautiful as it runs along the Rhine and you will see many old towns and castles on the way. It takes about 2 hours.
Travelling with the regional train SE1. Rheingau. Linie" from Frankfurt try to sit on the right hand side of the train for the better view and the Regional- Express RE 5 "Rhein- Express" or Mittelrheinbahn MRB2. Koblenz to sit in the left hand side. If you are in a hurry, however, better take the fast train (ICE) to Siegburg from Amsterdam, Basel, Brussels.
Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich or Stuttgart, among others. Bonn Central Station (Bonn Hbf), Am Hauptbahnhof 1, ☎+4. Despite the name, meaning Bonn central station, it is only served local and regional trains, and also acts as the hub for Bonn's light rail system (Stadtbahn). You can arrive there from Cologne on the S- Bahn, as well as Frankfurt and Koblenz via the longer, scenic route. 5. Siegburg ICE- Bahnhof. The station on the right hand side of the Rhine is where the German high- speed trains (ICE) stop, instead of Bonn Hauptbahnhof.
You can get there from Bonn's city centre in around 2. S6. 6. Bonn- Beuel to the right side of the Rhine: only Regional trains RB2. RE8. By long distance busTraveling by long distance bus, you would typically take the bus lines to Cologne and then continue your travel to Bonn by regional train.
There's only one long- distance bus station of Postbus located at the Posttower. Postbus station. There's a Postbus connection from Bonn to Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Munich, and Dortmund Get aroundThe city centre itself is not very big and you are able to reach the different attractions there by foot. Bonn has an excellent bus, night bus, tram and subway system operated by the local Stadtwerke Bonn. There are ticket offices and vending machines at major stations, offering single tickets (€2.
The tickets are valid in local trains, Stadtbahn (subway), tram, buses and night buses. It is also a good city to explore by bike. Rental bikes are available at the train station from Deutsche Bahn at platform 1 or from the Radstation behind the train station. Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), Markt (at the market place). Built in 1. 73. 7 in Rococo style. 5. Bonner Münster, Gerhard- von- Are Straße 5, ☎+4. Church 7. AM- 7. PM, cloister 9.
AM- 5. PM. A beautiful basilica, in Bonn's city center. Only Bonn Information or the Bonner Münster Foundation are permitted to arrange guided tours to the basilica. The "Bonn Information" organization can arrange for non- German tours. The Beethoven Monument stands on the Münsterplatz. A bird's eye view of the Kreuzbergkirche. Kreuzbergkirche, Stationsweg 2. In summer 9. AM–6. PM, winter 9. AM- 5.
PM. Visit of the Holy Staircase 9. AM–5. PM. The church is a beautiful example of baroque architecture.
Today, the church serves as both a church and a German language and culture school, but is probably best known for the "Heiliger Steige." The church was erected in 1.
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