Of Beethoven, Haribo's headquarters and UN headquarters
The former capital on the Rhine is over 2000 years old, so you simply place in Bonn from tranquil baroque castle to old town houses and Art Nouveau villas all before. The 300 000 inhabitants city is very international, despite their Tranquility on the basis of UN agencies. When Bonn was the seat of government in 1949, it named many because of its size often derisively Federal village.
Bonn also makes the atmosphere of the location of the Rhine, from the waterfront, you have a beautiful view of the Seven Mountains and also the weather is influenced by its location at the Rhine River still pretty good. With the modern Post Tower, which is 162.5 meters high and thus exactly 5.50 meters higher than the Cologne Cathedral, Bonn is now home to the tallest office building of North Rhine-Westphalia. In the evening the elliptical glass building lights in all colors.
Bonn is also home to the famous all over the world "Golden Bears": in 1920, the native of Bonn Hans Riegel the company Haribo, which has since remained family owned and even today has its headquarters in Bonn.
» The universities
The University of Bonn has two universities, the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University and the University of the Savings Banks Financial Group Bonn, together with approximately 38 000 students. The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University is located today in the former Elector residence, built in 1697-1725 as the late Baroque, and used as an electoral college for Castle in 1818. It was named after King Frederick William III, who founded it. The university itself is one of the oldest and most respected in Germany and has about 31 000 students.
See absolutely you should:
- the Beethoven House (Bonngasse 20), here was Ludwig van Beethoven was born in 1770, is exhibited in the museum as his last wing
- the market square with the town hall in rococo style
- Museum Mile, the Art Museum (German art since 1945, Macke, Rhenish Expressionists, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2), the Art and Exhibition Hall with changing international exhibitions on a huge space and a sculpture garden on the roof (Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4), the Royal Museum (one of the most important zoological museums in Germany with its 30 000 stuffed mammals, 80 000 birds and insects and fish; Adenauer Allee 160) and the House of History, which is the history of the Federal Republic of Germany (Adenauer Allee 250)
» Student Life
Shopping can be done in the whole city, so the main railway station to opera. These include a Zara and H & M. Also recommended is the Haribo shop (Fries Str 121), here you can stock up on tons of gold bears, liquorice and the like. At the large bar you can choose everything individually, is then calculated by weight, and there are discounted "broken goods".
The housing market is tight, but the student union has 35 residence halls with a total of 4000 rooms, but for which you have to apply early enough.
» Typical Bonn
In Bonn it comes from women rose Thursday to Monday great to finally ruled again, the Rhenish cheerfulness. Then is celebrated all over Bonn without end.
A big attraction is every year the event "Rhine in Flames", which takes place on the first Saturday in May. The best is the big, beautiful conclusion of fireworks at about 23 clock in the Bonn floodplain.
In addition, every year in the fall instead of the internationally famous Beethoven Festival, then you can enjoy throughout Bonn concerts of senior musicians and newcomers. Classical music fans should not miss it.