Here you can find a selection of activities and events during summer in Bonn and the region.
For those, who like it less demanding, a more comfortable way to explore the region by bike are E bike tours.
Right in front of the gates of Bonn there is the Siebengebirge, the Sieg valley and the Ahr valley are just a stone's throw away. Why don't you try one of the certified hiking trails, e.g. the Natursteig Sieg, the Rheinsteig or the Rotweinwanderweg in the Ahr valley. Also short excursions are possible - for example on the Feuerroute that goes from Wachtberg to Rheinbach.
Events & Festivals
A short selection of Open-Air-Festivals in Bonn and arround:
08. Juli 2017
For the second time, this Open-Air-Festival takes place in the
Rheinaue, a huge park in the south of Bonn. Four stages and live-music of various genres ensure fun for everyone.
28. – 29. Juli 2017
This event started in 2011 as a very small festival next to the hariboschiff in the Rheinaue of Beuel and is now a two days lasting festival with many stages and a huge choice of different bands. The focus is kept on joyful, shared emotions.
18. - 19. August 2017
Every year since 2008 the public park in Bonn's suburb
Neu-Vilich hosts this rockmusic festival. Entrance fees are low and any kind of bands - ranking from newcomers to established bands - can be met. During eleven hours – from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm – they offer a varied program on two stages.
15. July 2017
Enjoy live music, coffee and cake on the Rhine island
Grafenwerth again. Take part in the family afternoon and stroll around the children's flea market. A wonderful day for the whole family.
The Hardtbergbad provides - combined with the climbing forest Bonn - a very special adventure. Due to the adjoined natural forest and the wide view on the Cologne Bay it has a unique atmosphere. The Pool is equipped with a sandy beach and fake palm trees.
The Rotter See in Troisdorf shines with its beautiful scenery, which includes a beach area as well as many entertainment options. Nevertheless, the lake is also a good place to relax. If at some point the children should be bored, Rotter See is also equipped with a child care center with various games and handcraft workshops.
Because of its charming location directly next to the Rhine with a fantastic view on the Siebengebirge, some people say that it is one of the most beautiful swimming pools in Bonn and the region.
This oasis of peace and relaxation in Königswinter-Oberpleis has a very special variety. After excessive sauna sessions you can enjoy a massage inmidst the idyllic green and the cool of the outdoor pool, in the evening also without clothes.
Bonn and the region offers for summer enthusiasts countless bathing facilities, which will make the warmest season more refreshing and fun for everyone.
Climbing parks, canoeing on the river
Sieg or the Sommerrodelbahn (summer toboggan run) at Ahr valley? Bonn and the region has plenty of choices for everyone!
The climbing park in Bad Neuenahr at the Ahr valley offers diverse climbing opportunities for children and adults. Already four year olds are able to explore the soaring tunnel and ropeslide in between the smaller trees. Elder ones can go even higher. The ropeway with 450 meters length and 30 meters above the
Ahrtal and the
death spin is a must. You can check your limits under extreme conditions and have fun while climbing!
A lot of climbing fun with thrill is guaranteed in Bronx Rock climbing park. The courses are categorized by difficulty and offer a varied number of elements that need to be handled. In combination with the Hardtbergbad nearby the Bronx Rock climbing park serves the perfect mix of sporty adventures and pleasurable relaxation.
If you prefer experiencing nature on the water, you will for sure find your favorite activity amongst the varied outdoor offerings in the region:
Smaller and more suitable for children is minigolf. This can be experienced in addition to many other sports facilities in the Freizeitpark Rheinbach. Playgrounds for children and inviting meadows around a small lake complete the offer.
Whether a forest ride, pony ride or a carriage ride, in the region "Rhein-Voreifel" everything can be found easily for horse lovers. Discover horse farms in Bonn and immediate vicinity via Reiten in Bonn.
Tipps for families
Cycling or walking tours suitable for children, indoor and outdoor activities, nature experiences or leisure parks - spending time in Bonn and the region together with children will never be boring:
Especially for summer holidays, there is the holiday program of the city of Bonn.
What would summer be without ice cream? The region has a wide range of exceptional ice cream parlors. Whether they entice with special types of ice cream or the interior of the ice cream parlor sticks out, you will find defininetly your favorite ice cream parlor.
The Eislabor Bonn attracts with the deserved reputation as the best ice cream shop in Germany and offers constantly changing, creative, tasty ice creams.
Besides ice cream you can have breakfast, feast cakes or drinking a cocktail in the evening while listening to some music or reading in Marty's Eiskult in Hennef.
In Eiscafé Eiszeit Siegburg you can admire also ice cream cakes apart from ice cream for waffles and particularly creative sundaes.
Eiscafé Veronesi with its Italian flair is located in the centre of Bornheim and serves ice cream, a small breakfast and in the evening cocktails with bruschetta.
An exotic atmosphere can be found at Eiscafé Venezia. Besides delicious ice cream the café advertises with its
When the summer day comes to an end, you would like to sit with your friends in one of the many beer gardens around Bonn to drink a cool beer. Moreover don't miss out the particularly beautiful beer gardens in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis.
Bad weather alternatives
Even if there is one rainy day during the summer, Bonn still has a lot of opportunities to spend a nice day.
The museums of Bonn offer numerous interesting exhibitions for young and old. The higjlight exhibition this summer is
Gergard Richter. Über Malen - frühe Bilder in the Kunstmuseum.
A secret tip are the Ahr thermen - what could be more relaxting than to sit in a 37 degree hot whirlpool while it is rainy and cold outside?
The cinema Woki located in the centre of Bonn is small but fine. Here you have the possibility to watch the newest movies in one of the three auditoriums.