The city of Bonn is located in the Cologne/ Bonn region in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
It is the former capital of West Germany from 1949 - 1990 and the official seat of government from 1990 - 1999.
It was home to many government institutions (prior to their move to Berlin) but still remains as the country's centre of politics and administration. Bonn now holds the title of "Federal City" and has since developed into a hub of international cooperation with the housing of 17 United Nations institutions. The city has also established itself as an important national and international centre of conventions, meetings and conferences of Germany's largest corporate companies such as DHL headquarter (The Post Tower being holding the record of the tallest building in North Rhine-Westphalia region).
And one definitely cannot miss the Rhein River which flows through it. Take a stroll by the river bank and enjoy the surrounding environment with all the greenery.
The city is not all about government and business though. Thousands of people ranging from classical music lovers to experts come each year to see the birthplace of Ludwig Van Beethoven (Beethoven House) in Bonngasse which is a memorial site, museum and cultural institution serving several purposes.
Cologne – Köln or Kölle, depending on how native you’ve gone – is Germany’s oldest city, dating back over two millennia. Dominated by the towers of its rustic, soaring cathedral, Co…