Bonn Tourism

Curled up on the banks of River Rhine, Bonn was once known as the Federal capital of West Germany. The city remains on the itinerary planners of many tourists, owing to its rich culture and famous exhibitions held frequently. The place also holds global prominence as a native place of the music prodigy, Ludwig Van Beethoven. 

The city has a rich culture which almost dates back to 1st century BC when it was a Roman colony. After the fall of Romans, Bonn had a lot of disorder in its existence. It gained importance during the medieval period when the Archbishop of Cologne shifted his seat to the city. It served as a capital to West Germany from 1949 to 1990 and of Unified Germany till 1999. Now, the city remains as one of the cosmopolitans with a great past glory.

The tourism of Bonn attracts you with rather exemplary culture reflected in its streets charming little cafés and beer gardens. The city possesses an urban vibe and has so much to see and so many things to do.

Bonn undoubtedly takes pride in its trade and commerce which can be seen in the city’s interest in exhibitions and conferences. The city is also renowned for its art and culture which reflects in its museums, palaces, the historic town centre and several other sightseeing places.

While Bonn is on your vacation plan, also include day trips to Cologne, Düsseldorf, the romantic Rhine and the Eifel region at your leisure. Of course after you’ve explored Bonn thoroughly, took a long walk alongside the river with a beer or simply carry your camera to capture picture perfect photographs.

Essential travel information and Bonn tips for your visit

  • Even if you plan your trip in summer, do carry a rain jacket or umbrella because the city doesn’t have particular time for rains and also there’s a chance of downpours during the warm summers due to sudden weather changes.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Bonn

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  • Know the pollution level of Bonn before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20.83 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Bonn for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bonn.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.79 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 26.67 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25.83 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.62 (Low)
    • Attacks 43.55 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 43.97 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.26 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.32 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.83 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.55 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bonn is 196.6 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.37 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.85 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.38 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.54 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.01 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.24 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.51 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 103.58 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bonn

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.99 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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