Apartment Hotels in Bonn
Many business travelers but also some tourists stay in our apartment hotels in Bonn year by year. Business as well as private travelers have many reasons to do so, as it is an important political, economical and touristic city at the same time.
The political importance of Bonn
Bonn is one of the oldest cities in Germany, has germanic and roman roots and is the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. From 1949 till 1990 – before the fall of the iron curtain and the subsequent reunification of Germany – Bonn was de facto the capital of Germany. After the fall of the iron curtain, Berlin was declared German capital. Still, Bonn’s importance remained as it remained the seat of the government till 1999. Many public authorities, such as the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce, the Department of the Environment or the Department of Health, had and still have a seat in Bonn. All the other departments headquartered in Berlin have a second seat in Bonn. This is the reason why many business travelers dealing with public authorities live and stay in our apartment hotels in Bonn.
UN organizations and corporations are headquartered in Bonn
Another reason for business travelers staying in our apartment hotels in Bonn to come to this city is Bonn’s economic & cooperative importance. 19 UN organizations have their headquarter in the former German capital. For example, the International Centre for Technological and Vocational Learning & Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the Regional Office of the World Health Organization for Europe (WHO-ECEH) as well as various faculties of the United Nations University (UNU) have their seat in Bonn. Furthermore, many corporations have a seat in Bonn. The companies Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Post, both included in the German Stock Exchange Index DAX, also operate their business from Bonn.
Sightseeing in Bonn
Apart from Bonn’s political importance, Bonn also has a lot of sights to see. The statue of Beethoven and the Beethoven house in Bonnare two of the city’s landmarks. Beethoven’s footprints cause that Bonn is also an important city for classical music. Lots of concerts are hosted in Bonn. Accordingly, the Bonn Classical Philharmonic are well known among Philharmonic Orchestras. Furthermore, the museum mile attracts lots of tourists staying in our apartment hotels in Bonn. The House of History is probably one of the most impressive museums on the museum mile in Bonn. Moreover, visitors may want to organize a daytour outside of Bonn to one of the marvelous castles, which are only a stone throw away from the city center. Especially the Drachenburg Castle is well known beyond the boarders of Bonn. Accordingly, Bonn is also a very attractive city to visit for private guests in our apartment hotels in Bonn.
The Drachenburg Castle outside of Bonn
Restaurants in Bonn
Bonn’s restaurants have a lot to offer to our guests in our apartment hotels in Bonn. You can discover regional as well as international cuisine. We have some recommendations for you:
Halbedel’s is a very modern and fancy restaurant situated in a noble district of Bonn. It serves gourmet cuisine a la carte. Halbedel’s is perfectly suitable for business dinners or meetings. Highly recommendable to everyone staying in our apartment hotels in Bonn!
Adress: Rheinallee 47
Tel: +49 228 354253
This restaurant is known for its delicious mediterranean kitchen. The atmosphere in Soho Kitchen is unique and perfectly suitable for business dinners. We recommend it to our guests in our apartment hotels in Bonn!
Adress: Weberstraße 37
Tel: +49 228 241614
Website: Soho Kitchen
Doing Groceries in Bonn
Numerous small and big supermarkets make it easy for you to find the right ingredients for your home-made meal in your apartment hotel. Still, Apartment Hotels Europe wants to present the Ökomarkt to our guests in our apartment hotels in Bonn, as we think that this is a good alternative to do your groceries in a sustainable way:
The Ökomarkt counts on organic food. It is located in “Am Münster” and the stands are open twice a week (Wednesday 8am – 2pm, Saturday 8am – 2pm). From organic fruits to organic bread, from organic cheese to organic meat – you’ll find any ingredients your heart is longing for to prepare your favorite meal in the fully equipped kitchen of your apartment hotel in Bonn.
Activities close to our apartment hotels in Bonn
Visit of the Drachenburg Castle in Bonn
There is one word to describe the Drachenburg Castle in Bonn: marvelous. Guests in our apartment hotels in Bonn will love the beauty of the castle and the amazing view on the river Rhine and the city of Bonn. If you stay in one of our apartment hotels in Bonn you should definitely take some time to also enjoy the marvelous park on a sunny day. The Drachenburg Castle is especially known for its beautiful interior halls. Opening hours vary from 12am to 5pm during the winter season (November 3rd till March 27th, only Saturdays and Sundays) and from 11am to 6pm during the summer season (March 28th till November 2nd, daily). Guided tours are available. Check out the webpage of the Drachenburg Castle for further infos.
Visit of the House of History in Bonn
Not only German-speaking, but also international guests in our apartment hotels in Bonn will be impressed by the House of History on Bonn’s museum mile. With more than 1 million visitors per year, the House of History in Bonn is one of the most popular museums in Germany. It mainly presents the recent German history from 1945 onwards to visitors staying in our apartment hotels in Bonn. From Tuesday to Friday the museum opens at 9am and closes at 7pm. On the weekend it opens at 10am and closes at 6pm. It is closed on Mondays. Check out the website of the House of History for further infos.
Visit of the Beethoven House in Bonn
Ludwig van Beethoven is an important representant of the city of Bonn. Thus, people visiting Bonn should definitely grasp the opportunity and visit the Beethoven House not far away from our apartment hotels in Bonn. General Admission is 6€. If you are willing to pay an extra 2.50€, you will receive an audio guide presenting interesting stories about Beethoven’s music and life. From April 1st to October 31st the Beethoven House is open from 10am to 6pm and from November 1st to March 31st it is open 10am to 5pm (and from 11pm to 5pm on Sundays and holidays). Check out Beethoven House’s webpage for further information.
Visit the city of Cologne
The trains from Bonn to Cologne only take around 30 minutes and on a day off visiting Cologne can be a great idea. Cologne offers a lot of touristic landmarks and is a great city for sightseeing. If you have the chance to take a day off, we highly recommend to visit Cologne to the guests of our apartment hotels in Bonn.