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Maritim Hotel Bonn

Phone: +49 (0) 228 8108-0, info.bon@maritim.de

Visitor's Guide

Bonn was the political capital of the Federal Republic of Germany up to 1999 and is a cultural centre today. Whether it is a visit to the Museum Mile, a stroll through the historic old city or on the trail of the most famous son of the city, Ludwig van Beethoven, you will be anything but bored.

Museums

  • Art and exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic
  • Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum of Art
  • Deutsches Museum Bonn
  • Beethoven-Haus
  • Poppelsdorfer Schloss and Botanical Gardens
  • Amusement park at the Rheinaue
Castle Drachenburg

Tips for excursions in the surrounding areas

  • Königswinter, a little town with the Dragon's Rock and Drachenburg Castle
  • The Siebengebirge range
  • Adenauer's House
  • Town of Linz
  • Family-Themepark "Fantasy Land" in Brühl
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  • Augustusburg Brühl Castle
  • Benedictine Monastery of Michaelsberg in Siegburg
  • Town of Blankenberg
  • Ahrtal with the red wine trek
  • Ship rides along the Rhine
  • Nürburgring with the 'world of experience'
  • Go-kart track belonging to the Schumacher family in Kerpen

Daytime excursions

Rheinaue Bonn

Large Flea Market (Flohmarkt) in Rheinaue, Bonn

March to October

On the former premises of the Bundesgartenschau (horticultural show), a landscape of art and crafts, jumble and second-hand goods stretches over more than 2 1/2 miles on the third Saturday of every month and welcomes as many as 200,000 visitors a year.

Deutsche Post Marathon

German Post Marathon Bonn

26th April 2020

The Deutsche Post Marathon in Bonn attracts almost 13,500 athletes and 200,000 spectators, making it one of the top ten running events in Germany. Don't miss the chance to experience this fantastic sporting event live – either as an athlete or a spectator.

Jazz Festival Bonn

Bonn Jazz Festival

30th April to 30th May 2019

Each spring, a large jazz festival with an extremely diverse and high-quality programme takes place at various venues in Bonn. The Bonn Jazz Festival presents creative, contemporary jazz – experience live bands playing all styles.

 

Rhine in flames

Rhine in Flames

2nd May 2020

Red Bengal Fire illuminates the banks and touristic sights between Linz and Bonn with festive light. Mountains and castles take on a magical air, the landscape is bathed in romance. A fleet of around 60 illuminated boats sails from Linz back to Bonn, past five firework displays, with a spectacular synchronised music and firework extravaganza as the final crowning glory.

Balloon Festival Bonn

12th Balloon Festival Bonn

10th to 14th June 2020

Around 30 balloon teams and airships from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands are expected to take part in the Balloon Festival. Along with balloon rides over Rheinaue, there will also be a chance to see what the balloons look like on the inside. The traditional night glow that takes place in the "Blumenwiese" flower meadow on Saturday evening is a sight not to be missed.

 

Rheinsbach Classic

Rheinbach Classics

17th to 19th July 2020

At the 2019 Rheinbach Classics, once more visitors will be able to admire hundreds of classic cars. As usual, the event will be accompanied by musical highlights.

Bonn Beer Fair

Bonn Beer Festival

24th to 26th July 2020

This year will be the 25th Beer Festival in Rheinaue, Bonn. With more than 200,000 visitors, it counts among Germany's largest beer festivals. Here, you have the opportunity to taste more than 700 beers from all over the world. Furthermore, this year again offers a diverse programme of performances and live music.

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