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Alter Zoll

Alter Zoll - Bastion with superb view

A remnant of the city's fortifications is this chestnut-covered bastion, which forms the southeastern end of the old town. The name recalls the customs house that stood here since the Middle Ages.

As the name suggests, the electoral customs house for collecting the Rhine toll once stood here, at the southeast corner of the medieval city limits. In the course of the Thirty Years' War, the Old Customs House became part of the city fortifications in 1642 under Elector Ferdinand as the so-called Three Kings Bastion. Two cannons dating from the time of the Napoleonic Wars are a reminder of this former military use. From here you can enjoy one of Bonn's most beautiful views of the Rhine and the Siebengebirge and a cool beer at the same time - in the beer garden belonging to the Alter Zoll.

Especially in summer, when the large beer garden under the magnificent old trees opens its doors. Then it is mainly a young student crowd that is drawn to the Alter Zoll. At the long beer benches under the old plane tree with an unobstructed view of the Rhine, Beuel and the Siebengebirge, there is room for around 450 fresh air fans. Those who find it too crowded can move to the large lawn. Pretzels, salads and pizzas are available there.

 

 

Alter Zoll - Biergarten
Brassertufer 1
53111 Bonn 

 

Opening hours:
Monday - Sunday 11 am - midnight