Visit Bonn - Best of Bonn

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.

Bonn Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Bonn*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bonn

    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)
  • Bonn: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bonn for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bonn.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.21 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.89 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.61 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.68 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25.89 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 42.59 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.89 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.62 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.52 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.61 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.3 (Moderate)
  • Living in Bonn - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bonn is 199.09 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.5 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.85 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.38 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.45 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.24 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.42 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 107.61 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bonn

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.38 USD

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

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