Cultural- & Eventtrips

Bonn

Gateway to the romantic Rhine Valley and the City of Beethoven

Foto:Tourismus & Congress GmbH Bonn

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Bonn, the former German capital and birth place of Ludwig van Beethoven is the gateway to the romantic River Rhine and invites you to a cultural city trip. The rich and architectural heritage of a more than 200 year old city history is characterized by the venerable Friedrich Wilhelm University in the former Electoral Palace, the historic townscape with the Old Town Hall on the Market Square, the Muenster Basilica, the late nineteenth-century district in the southern part of the city with the Poppelsdorf Castle and the Botanical Gardens. The Old Town with numerous bars, restaurants and scene places is a popular place to meet. Anyone who likes museums, can enjoy exhibitions at the row of new museums along the “Museum Mile”: Federal Art and Exhibition Hall, the House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Museum Koenig as well as 20 other museums (among others the Beethoven House).
The former governmental district in Bonn with the former plenary hall of the German Parliament, the old waterworks, the “Lange Eugen” – present headquarters of several UN organizations and the Post Tower represent the modern city of Bonn and create an international flair.
The Beethoven Festival, taking place in September and October is world famous and attracts numerous guests from Germany and abroad.   

Our suggested program: (Thursday – Sunday)

Minimum number of participants: 20


Day 1 – Arrival day and first impressions of the city of Beethoven

Arrive in Bonn and meet your local tour guide upon check-in at your hotel.
Dinner at your hotel or at a local restaurant.


Day 2 – City sightseeing in Bonn  

Breakfast at your hotel

In the morning guided city tour by local coach or choose a special guided city walking tour:

Bonn yesterday, today, tomorrow: city tour by open top bus
Bonn on foot: foundation by the Romans, Baroque residence and city of Beethoven
Beethoven´s Bonn: walk in the footsteps of the famous composer (including interior tour of the Beethoven House)
Bonn at a glance: above the roofs of Bonn
The new Bonn: international, sustainable and future-orientated (including interior tour of the Post Tower)
Follow the trace of the Bonn Republic (including interior tour of the Villa Hammerschmidt)
Workshop of democracy (guided tour in the former Bundestag plenary hall or water works)
Extra tours in Bonn – the slightly different city tours
GastroTour” through Bonn – “join us for a drink” at traditional pubs and old town taverns

In the afternoon opportunity to visit the House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal Art and Exhibition Hall along the “Museum-Mile”. 
In the evening we suggest dinner at a restaurant including “rheinischer Sauerbraten” / marinated beef “Rhineland style” – a hearty specialty of the Rhine region.

 

Day 3 – Excursion to Linz or to the Ahr valley

After breakfast we suggest a ship cruise on the romantic River Rhine along the Siebengebirge hills (Seven Mountains range) to the picturesque town of Linz (cruises available only from April to October).  
Or explore the romantic Ahr valley which is well-known for a good red wine. Visit the former government shelter (bunker) in the town of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and enjoy a wine tasting with a hearty snack and an informative wine cellar tour.
Alternatively we offer a hike along the hiking trail of the scenic Red Wine Trail through the vineyards of the Ahr valley followed by a wine tasting.

 

Day 4 – Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. 



The International Beethoven Festival in Bonn – a highlight of classical music 

Bonn, the city of Beethoven hosts the International Beethoven Festival every year from the beginning of September to the beginning of October. World famous interpreters as well as young and highly talented musicians perform at the Beethoven Festival. A musical delight for classical music lovers.
Tickets can be booked through us when arranged at a very early stage.  

 

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