About Bonn

Post Tower is a modern building in Bonn which houses the headquarters of the logistic company Deutsche Post DHL. Standing tall at a 162.5-metre, this 41-storey office building was designed by German-American architect Helmut Jahn and won the 2002 Silver Emporis Skyscraper Award. It takes pride in being the ninth tallest skyscraper in Germany, and the tallest in Germany outside of Frankfurt am Main. Standing at the river Rhine and in the center of the old parliament area of Bonn near the Deutsche Welle, the building owns about 55,000 m² office surface. The building has the ground floor, 40 upper … Continue reading

Haus der Geschichte or “House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany” is part of the Museumsmeile and displays more than 7000 exhibits all relating Germany’s past. Unlike other museums Haus der Geschichte makes history interesting. It presents Germany’s history in such a way that it rouses the interest of even small children. Historical objects, artifacts, historical films, photos, caricatures, a cartoon gallery, works of German history, tonal documents and busts are just few of the items included in the display. You can check them all out in this modern museum. Germany’s culture, society, economic and political state … Continue reading

Germany houses a vast and varied collection of beautiful and sacred churches and one of the oldest here is the Bonn Minster whose construction dates back to between the 11th and 13th centuries and which happens to be one of the most important landmarks of the city of Bonn. At one point the church served as the cathedral for the Archbishopric of Cologne, but now it is a Papal basilica. The front face of the church bears sculptures depicting the heads of Saints Cassius & Florentius, who were Roman legionaries of the legendary all-Christian Theban Legion. Earlier, this Minster happened … Continue reading

Bonn lies on the river Rhine some 20 km south of Cologne. The city remains a popular choice for large-scale exhibitions, conferences, street culture with many cafes and beer gardens in the summer. When in Bonn, you can also visit the August-Macke-Haus, a museum dedicated to the expressionist painter August Macke. The museum displays reconstructed interiors and holds exhibitions regularly on topics focusing on Expressionism. Carl Heinrich Gerhardt, the father of August Macke’s wife Elisabeth, purchased the house in 1884 to store the archives of his firm next door. The house had been built in 1877/78 in late classicist style. … Continue reading

Though Bonn pulsates with festivals all the year round, the months between November and April need special mention, because of the carnivals. You can get more information about various festivals and events in the monthly listings magazines De Schnuss and Bonner Illustrierte, which are available at any newsagent. Some of the major festivals of Bonn are: Karneval: This festival generally falls on 11 November, the begin of the ‘fifth season’, and between Weiberfastnacht and Rosenmontag in February. The best parties are in Bonn Beuel at Bahnhöfchen and Rheinlust . Rhein in Flammen: This festival usually falls on the first Saturday … Continue reading

In and around Bonn


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