Gingerbread and mulled wine give off their enticing aromas once again at the Christmas markets in the centre of Bonn and in the region. When it's cold and dark outside, the pre-Christmas stalls transform the squares into small Christmas villages.
The Bonn Christmas market in the city centre sparkles every year with colourful lights and attracts thousands of visitors.
The aroma of mulled wine, baked apples and potato pancakes hangs in the air and many stands entice people to linger and taste what is on offer. There are cribs, handicrafts, ceramic goods, jewellery, articles make of wood, advent accessories, leather goods and textiles as well as bees' wax candles directly from the beekeeper and much more. Handicrafts in particular are well-represented here. With 170 stall holders everyone is bound to find something as a Christmas present. Bonn Christmas market also has plenty to offer on the culinary front: This ranges from freshly smoked salmon, gingerbread hearts, mulled wine to chocolate fruit with something to suit everyone's taste.
Bonn: November 24th – December 23rd 2017
Only a few kilometres away from Bonn, on the market dating back to the Middle Ages in Siegburg, visitors can see a completely different Christmas market. In an authentic city of stalls dating back to the Middle Ages, jugglers, players and craftsmen show off their skills.
Siegburg: November 25th – December 22nd 2017
Anyone who prefers a romantic atmosphere, should definitely visit the market in Ahrweiler. In the heart of the red wine metropolis, which is completely surrounded by a city wall from the Middle Ages, the Christmas market is an inviting place to spend some time.
The Saint Nicholas market takes place in Bad Godesberg every year. After a walk around the market with its many stalls and stands, you can then fortify yourself with traditional food and a glass of mulled wine in a cosy, relaxed atmosphere.
Bad Godesberg: November 27th - December 23rd 2017
Königsberger Straße 29
Tickets: 02226 917 502
Contra – Kreis – Theatre
Am Hof 3 - 5
0228 63 23 07
0228 63 55 17
Country outing at Castle Adendorf
More than 100 exhibitors present rural life in the park and in the castle.
Culinary City Tour Bonn
Through a short sightseeing tour with
eat-the-world you will get to know some gastronomy businesses in the districts of Bonn. This extraordinary expedition you will teach you many interesting facts about Bonn's history and architecture.
Cycling with StattReisen
StattReisen e.V. offers theme-based tours to discover Bonn and the surrounding region. The options on offer include following in the footsteps of the Government's move or passing patrician dream palaces. City tours by bicyle and a castle trip are also on the programme.
Booking and information:
StattReisen - Bonn erleben e.V.
Nordflügel, 1. Stock
Tel.: +49 228 65 45 53
Info-Line: +49 228 242 52 56
Fax: +49 228 242 52 55
Deutsche - Post - Marathon
April 15th 2018
The Marathon Bonn is one of the ten biggest running events in Germany. On the route the participants run around the city of Bonn, along the Rhine bank and pass by quite a few interesting sights. The course is a challenge for marathon runners, half-marathon-runners, walkers, inline skaters and hand cyclists. An easier and fun way to take part in the event is the marathon relay - especially popular among companies who take it as a team-event. The
school marathon is a relay-option especially for school children as of grade 5. For good atmosphere along the course does the
band marathon takes care of. Bands from Bonn and the region demonstrate their musical skills. At the
Premium Food Festival in downtown Bonn different premium caterer spoil visitors with various dishes.
Deutsches Museum Bonn
The Deutsches Museum Bonn is the only dependence of the Deutsches Museum Munich. Here pioneering discoveries by Nobel prizewinners and many other technical masterpieces since 1945 in Germany are displayed, including Fischer-Dübel and the computer chip.
Approximately 100 exhibits from the scientific disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, medical engineering, air and space travel as well as ecology document the developments of the last seven decades.
An excellent museum educational programme makes topics related to the natural sciences accessible to younger visitors in a way they can understand.
Discover Bonn by bike
Experience one of the most cycle-friendly towns of North Rhine-Westphalia on a 2 and a half hour guided tour along the Rhine with interesting stops and detours.
Route/Programme: Bonn city centre, Rhine promenade, Federal Quarter, Museum Mile and Rheinaue recreational park. After continuing along the Rhine, a short detour leads through the former embassy and royal residence district of Rüngsdorf, which has recently experienced a remarkable renaissance as a residential and business base for wealthy private individuals and businessmen. The tour ends at the Rhine ferry between Bad Godesberg and Niederdollendorf.
This tour can be booked only by groups on request!
Bring your own bikes. If required, we can supply addresses of cycle hire companies. Information on the hiring options is available at the companies. The tour is also suitable for recreational cyclists.
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
Group prices: € 68, maximum of 15 people
payment at the meeting point. Please have the right money available.
Booking and information:
Tel.: +49 228 35 59 00
Embassy Tours Bad Godesberg
Around 50 years most embassies were lokated in the suburb of Bad Godesberg. The
embassy tours are guided walks that take you back to the time when Bad Godesberg was a diplomatic district and provides a look behind the scenes. The route leads to many former embassies; stories and anecdotes bring this time back to life.