Bonn is an atmospheric city straddling the Rhine river with a backdrop of the Siebengebirge hill range. Being the former capital of West Germany and also the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven has put this city on the world map.
The city celebrates a unique union of history and music that you can experience at the Beethoven House, a memorial site and museum dedicated to one of Bonn’s most notable residents. You can surround yourself with classical melodies and stirring performances at iconic venues, such as the Schauspielhaus Bad Godesberg, Opera Bonn and Haus der Springmaus theatre.
You’ll find the city dotted with prominent monuments and buildings, representing its historical legacy. On your trip to Bonn, make your way to Bonn Minster – one of the oldest churches in Germany – to get a closer look at fine Romanesque-style architecture. Walk a few metres and you’ll reach the rococo-style Old Town Hall Bonn dominating the Bonner Marktplatz. You can also explore The Bundeshaus, a former parliament building.
The historical, natural and artistic heritage of Bonn is safeguarded in different museums. You can time-travel into the ancient world with a visit to the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, packed with archaeological exhibits, or learn about contemporary German history at Haus der Geschichte. To delve deeper into natural history, visit the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig or trace the life and legacy of August Macke, a famous expressionist painter, at August Macke House.
From $58 per night
From $181 per night
|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.04|
|Average weekend price||$109 per night|
|Average weekday price||$111 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
President Hotel in Bonn charged full price (279 Euros) for a room for 3 nights booked, in advance, for the period 12-15 September 2023. The hotel debited the full charge on 9 August 2022 more than one year in advance of the planned period of occupancy. Despite multiple attempts to explain to Booking.com and the hotel "management" about the booking error (on the Booking.com website which shifted to 2023 automatically), the hotel has pocketed the money knowing full well that they will be able get this room filled with more than a year's notice. This is daylight robbery and I would like to warn other travellers going to Bonn to steer clear of this hotel with their opaque booking and money-grabbing policies. I had a wonderful stay in Bonn at the Astoria Hotel - much better value for money - and with staff who were willing to listen to their clients. This is clearly NOT the case with President Hotel - shame on you. Best regards Dr. D. Andrew Wardell
The hotel staff said we should reserve 4 days to stay in Bonn, we only stayed in the city for a few hours. My family is not so into museums so we walk around the old town, looked for souvenir shops (not very successful), and then we decided to take a boat trip to Schloss Drachenburg, and that was soooo confusing, at first we did not know were to buy the tickets, and then when we finally find a place that could be the ticket shop the lady at the cashier did not speak english and our german ist schlecht... We ended up going to Schloss Drachenburg by car and was great. To me a few hours were enough, i did not enter any museum whatsoever, but if i ever comeback by myself i would try to visit the german museum...
I was in Bonn without a car and I found it impossible for the most part to get around using public transport and ended up having to walk everywhere, I visited some of the museums, went to the theatre and went on a lovely bus tour which I would highly recommend. The people in the city information office were very helpful with giving directions and so on,
Bonn is a University Town, large enough to offer lots of culture and fun, but small enough to find your way around. Transportation hub to anywhere! With lots of people out and about, you feel safe on your own, even late in the evening.
koln-bonn is one of the most difficult airports to navigate. horrible lack of signage, maze like with no one to help. the city of bonn takes a bit or orientation but is really quiet small and not too bad to get around. the 9euro public transportation ticket is an incredible bargain. lots of shops and restaurants in the center offering a wide variety.
Bonn is a city worth of visiting as Beethoven birth town, for a wonderful old town and as a dedicated conference town with World Conference Centre Bonn. The town is full of greenery and wildlife. Best place to eat: Em Höttche, Markt 4.
From $89 per night 9.5 Exceptional 52 reviews
From $113 per night 9.4 Wonderful 23 reviews
From $130 per night 9.3 Wonderful 235 reviews
From $134 per night 9.2 Wonderful 30 reviews
From $134 per night 9.0 Wonderful 5 reviews