Things to do in Bonn

Our most recommended things to do in Bonn

Cologne: 3-Hour Südstadt Food Tour

1. Cologne: 3-Hour Südstadt Food Tour

Start your 3-hour walking tour at Chlodwigplatz, in the heart of the Südstadt. Learn some culinary facts about the district before enjoying your first taster. Hear about the history of the Südstadt as the walk continues. Stop for your second international gastronomical visit. Continue past cool second-hand shops, comic book stores, and the Mangal Döner, Lukas Podolski's latest project. Visit a Cologne brewery before stopping for a typical Cologne snack. Get more insider knowledge from your guide and hear the story of the House Balchem, St. Severin, and the wrong side of the Rhine. Savor another international delicacy and then end the tour with a sweet specialty.

Bonn: Private Walking Tour

2. Bonn: Private Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour that brings to life more than 2,000 years of history of the former capital of Germany, Bonn. On this private tour, you will discover the well-known sights as well as the hidden gems and stories of the city. Meet your guide on the market square in front of the historic town hall. Admire this impressive building with its decorated rococo facade that has witnessed numerous historical events. Hear about the heads of state were received here, such as John F. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II, and Bill Clinton. Immerse yourself in the history of the city as you walk through the old market square. Learn of the rich history of this central meeting point which was important for trading, but also a site of witch burnings, executions, and book burnings. See the main city highlights such as the Bonn Minster, the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as many other historical and more modern places and squares. Accompanied by your local guide, discover unknown and exciting details of the old town and get insider tips about the wider Bonn region. Learn about the history of the regional wine-growing areas along the romantic Rhine. Your guide will also share stories about the cultural, political, and current situation of Bonn and its special significance as a federal city and former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Bonn: Escape Game App & Self-Guided Walking or Cycling Tour

3. Bonn: Escape Game App & Self-Guided Walking or Cycling Tour

Get to know Bonn while playing an escape game. Download the app to your phone, then meet your friends or family in the center of the city. Walk or cycle to different sites, receive clues, and solve a crime. Go on a tour that is interactive, fun, and perfect for groups of 2 to 5 people. Start your tour by meeting in the city center. Listen to a fictional crime case about a police officer turned author who has disappeared. His latest book should have been a bestseller, but that, too, has gone missing. Visit several witnesses and try to find out what has happened and crack the case. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks as you go. As you search for clues, marvel at Bonn’s famous sights. Visit 15 different locations. See if you and your team can set the record for the fastest tour. Enjoy completing some extra tasks from the app after the tour has finished.

Bonn Regio WelcomeCard with Guidebook

4. Bonn Regio WelcomeCard with Guidebook

Discover Bonn and the surrounding area the affordable and easy way with the Bonn Regio WelcomeCard. Explore the city on your own, ride the public transport for free, get free admission to over 20 museums, and enjoy other discounts. Visit the following attractions and sights in Bonn and the surrounding area: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany: one exhibition free of charge Kunstmuseum Bonn: 50% discount on admission Haus der Geschichte (House of History): free admission Museum Koenig: 50% discount on admission Deutsches Museum: €4 discount on adult fee/€6 discount on family ticket LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn: €4 discount on adult fee/€6 discount on family ticket Max Ernst Museum: reduced ticket Adenauer-Haus: free admission Bonn Egyptian Museum: free admission Academic Art Museum: 10% discount on admission Arithmeum: free admission Arp Museum: 50% discount on admission August-Macke-Haus: reduced price ticket for €6 Beethoven-Haus: 10% discount on admission Beethoven Orchestra: welcome package with all tickets Bonner Kunstverein: free admission Burg Wissem: admission for €3.50 Bonn Women’s Museum: free admission Rheinbach Glass Museum: free admission Heimatmuseum Altwindeck: 20% discount on admission Brühl Castle: 50% discount on admission Drachenburg Castle: reduced admission Schumann House Music Library: free admission Siebengebirgsmuseum in Königswinter: 50% discount on admission Siegberg City Museum: free admission City Museum and Ernst Moritz Arndt House: 50% discount on admission Bonn city tour: reduced price ticket Drachenfels Railway: 20% discount Fragrance Museum in Cologne: up to 50% discount ITour: 1 euro discount Chocolate Museum in Cologne: reduced price ticket Spielbank Bad Neuenahr: reduced admission Sauna Park Siebengebirge: 10% discount Bonner Personen Schiffahrt (boat ride): 30% discount KD Köln Düsseldorfer (boat ride): 20% discount Personenschiffahrt Siebengebirge (boat ride): 20% discount Brauhaus Bönnsch: 1 Bönnsch for lunch Stattreisen Bonn Erleben (city tour): 25% discount Fischereimuseum Bergheim an der Sieg: free admission Willy-Brandt-Forum: 50% discount on admission Ahr thermal baths in Bad Neuenahr: 10% discount City-Marketing Bad Godesberg: reduced price ticket for embassy walking tour Der KölnShop: 15% discount on souvenirs Cologne Tourist Information guides: 15% discount Frau Holle Fashion Art Café: 1 cappuccino for breakfast Parkrestaurant Rheinaue: 1 glass of sparkling wine with a meal BonnInformation (tourist information center): free city map Römerkanal-Informationszentrum: free tote bag Bistro Clementine in the President Hotel Bonn: 1 glass of beer with a meal Eli's Deli Restaurant in the Landidyll Hotel Weidenbrück: 10% discount on meals JUFA Hotel Königswinter: 10% discount on restaurant bills “The Grill” Restaurant in the Hilton Hotel Bonn: 20% discount

Bonn: Private Guided Walking Tour

5. Bonn: Private Guided Walking Tour

Journey through history on a private guided walking tour of Bonn's Old Town. Find out about the city's founding in Roman times, and learn about its most famous son, Ludwig van Beethoven. Admire centuries-old buildings still standing proud today, including the Electoral Palace and Bonn Minster. After meeting your guide, set off on your walking tour of Bonn, a charming city split in two by the Rhine river. Marvel at the magnificence of the Electoral Palace and the splendor of the monuments from the times of the Electors. See Bonn Minster and hear about its almost 800-year-old history. Pass by Beethoven's birthplace and house and the Beethoven Monument as you discover the city's highlights. With your guide, find out about the two coronations that took place at Bonn Minster, Beethoven's life and compositions, and the witch burnings during the times of the Black Death. Enjoy views of the majestic Sieben mountains in the distance too.

Bonn: Escape Room Games

6. Bonn: Escape Room Games

Put your skills to the test in one of 5 different escape rooms. Use your combined intellect to figure out the solutions to these different situations and try to escape before time runs out. Before you start the escape room of your choice, you will receive a short briefing. The game masters will also be able to offer you support if needed. Use clues, solve puzzles, and maybe learn something new about your other teammates. Choose between one of the following escape rooms: Sherlock - Dr. Watson and Mary have disappeared and you have 60 minutes to find the two and escape. Crime Scene - Annemarie has been found dead in the morning hours. You and your team will be called to the scene. Where is the murder weapon? Robin - Free the maiden and give the Sheriff of Nottingham's treasure to the poor. Cuckoo's Nest 1 - You're locked in a 1960s insane asylum. Try and figure out how to escape. Cuckoo's Nest 2 - Book a second Cuckoo's Nest room and compete against another team.

Cologne Südstadt Tour in German

7. Cologne Südstadt Tour in German

Cologne's Südstadt – three "Veedel" (neighbourhoods), each with a different character but also its own charm. Tour the Severinsviertel, a former worker's neighbourhood, the Rheinauhafen and the bourgeois Neustadt Süd. Let your guide explain to you the close connection of the three Veedel in spite of their differences. Learn about the impact of industrialisation on Cologne. Find out how foresightful city administration implemented a ring road concept and which famous personages shaped the Severinsviertel and the Südstadt.

Bonn: AbenteuerDate, Fun Game and walk for Couples

8. Bonn: AbenteuerDate, Fun Game and walk for Couples

Take date night to a new level with this interactive smartphone game in Bonn. Unlock clues to your next destination by solving tasks and answering funny questions about each other. Discover the sights of the city along the way. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You can design your own route, traveling by bike or on foot. Feel free to take your time and go at your own pace, stopping at the sights that interest you most or to grab a coffee. Challenge yourself by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest puzzles. Find out more about each other with exciting questions and creative riddles. Unlock your next destination and receive points. Once you arrive at each location, be presented with a new task or challenge.

Bonn: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

9. Bonn: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Explore Bonn at your own pace on this outdoor scavenger hunt available on your smartphone. Hunt for clues as you discover the city on foot and see highlights, including the Altes Rathaus and the Beethoven House. After downloading your city exploration app, start your adventure at St. Remigius Church. Work your way through fun challenges and puzzles that lead you to important landmarks, such as Beethoven House, Bonn Minster, and Münster Platz.  Solve questions about the city's top sights, collect points along the way, and pause whenever you want to take a break. Scout out the best sights and hidden gems, using the map function in the app to help you get there.  Find answers hidden in places like signs and pictures and enjoy creative tasks, such as photography challenges. Finish your game at the Altes Rathaus, the beautiful Old Town Hall.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 571 reviews

The tour was great! A guided tour through the Severinsviertel. You learned a lot of exciting things and stopped at interesting and above all delicious restaurants. So you got to know traditional Cologne food, but also simply extraordinary food, while learning something about the history of Cologne. If there were difficulties in understanding, the guide always translated old idioms directly into standard German so that everyone could understand everything. I would book again at any time.

Culinary walk in the Vringsveedel (kolner Sudstadt/severinsstrasse) led by guide Harry. Fun, varied, with 5 stops to enjoy the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, and of course the Kolsch was also consumed. Nice to get to know the neighborhood around Chlodwichplatz in this way.

A city tour according to our "taste"... :) Walk a few, eat a lot and learn interesting stories about the district. Harry really knows his stuff. We got to know a few delicious food spots and learned funny anecdotes. :)

An excellent tour of the south end of Cologne, which is off the beaten path of the tourist trail. 5 taste stops with many stories and facts about the town. Bernie knows his stuff!

Meine Frau und ich spielen regelmäßig Escape Games. Hier war die Umsetzung wirklich gut gelungen. Mal was anderes. Und ja, wir haben den Fall gelöst