Gardens & Parks
Rheinaue leisure park
The Rheinaue recreational park that was originally designed for the 1979 German Federal Garden Show is the recreational area for the city of Bonn. Covering an area of 160 hectares, this park is almost as big as Bonn city centre. A pedestrian network of almost 45 kilometres is great for walking, jogging and inline skating. The extensive lawns offer plenty of space to relax and enjoy a picnic. In the middle of the park there is a large meadow lake where you can hire boats. A skateboard park, playgrounds, a minigolf course as well as places for barbecuing increase the leisure options. A large number of events for all age-groups attract visitors to the park: don't miss the large flea market, which is held there every third Saturday from April to October.
Hofgarten, Poppelsdorfer Allee or Rheinauen-Park are extremely popular in the green city of Bonn. But as well as these major, well-known parks there are also many hidden parks and gardens in Bonn and the region, which often only local residents know about.
In the middle of a busy part of Bonn not far from the railway station lies the old cemetery (Alter Friedhof) – with the graves of famous people such as Ernst Moritz Arndt and Clara and Robert Schumann. This is a true oasis from the hectic goings-on in the vicinity. Old graves, but lots of light despite the high trees – a short walk around the unexpectedly large cemetery is very relaxing (the second-largest green area in Bonn's city centre).
The Düne Tannenbusch is also something very special - a genuine inland dune that was created by strong winds about 11,000 years ago, which blew over this site at the end of the last Ice Age. The Düne was however only declared a nature reserve at the end of the 1980s.
Overview (links in German language):
- Alter Friedhof
- Bürgerpark Oberkassel
- Friesdorfer Park
- Grünzug Bonn-Dransdorf
- Grünzug Bonn Nord
- Hofgarten/Alter Zoll
- Naturschutzgebiet Düne
- Poppelsdorfer Allee
- Rheinpromenaden (Bonn und Beuel)
- Stadtpark Bad Godesberg
- Stiftung Arboretum Park Härle in Bonn-Oberkassel
- Park Schloss Drachenburg, Königswinter
- Garten Adenauerhaus, Rhöndorf