Things to do in and around Bonn

Discover the former German capital: Bonn

Next to being the famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven's birthplace, Bonn is also a city of science, culture, art and an important industrial location. That is why the publisher of Travel guides Lonely Planet chose Bonn as one of the top cities in the world to visit in 2020 and at the same time as the only German city in the ranking.

Not to forget: For 40 years, Bonn was the capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany. Internationally known companies such as HARIBO and the headquarters of the Deutsche Telekom are based in Bonn. Being home to the UNO and several federal ministries, Bonn has a high reputation internationally.  

Cultural programme for your city trip to Bonn  

The university town Bonn is located on the Rhine river banks and has various cultural attractions to offer. One of them is the Museum Mile (Museumsmeile), an ensemble of five museums near the former government district. Regularly changing exhibitions are held at the big arts and exhibition hall that is part of the Museum Mile near the hotel. At the Bonn Museum of Modern Art, you will find many masterpieces by internationally renown artists. The House of German History conveys Germany's history after WWII in an interactive way. In summer, concerts take place on the artificial lawn between the museums each weekend.

Bonn sightseeing discounts

To enjoy the full sightseeing programme in Bonn, we recommend the Bonn Regio WelcomeCard. It grants free access to over 20 museums and sights, as well as free use of public transport in Bonn.


Mercure Hotel Bonn Hardtberg
Max-Habermann-Strasse 2
53123 Bonn

Tips for your travel to Bonn
Our team at the Mercure Hotel Bonn Hardtberg has created a list of their favourite places in Bonn for you.
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