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Bonn
Langer Eugen, centre of the UN Campus at the River Rhine in Bonn (view from the Post Tower).
Langer Eugen, centre of the UN Campus at the River Rhine in Bonn (view from the Post Tower).
Coat of arms Location
Coat of arms of Bonn
Administration
Country Flag of Germany Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Cologne
District Urban district
Mayor Bärbel Dieckmann (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 141.22 km² (55 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m  (197 ft)
Population 314,926  (30/06/2007)
 - Density 2,230 /km² (5,776 /sq mi)
Founded 1st century BC
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate BN
Postal codes 53111–53229
Area code 0228
Website www.bonn.de

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Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany. Located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, it was the capital of West Germany from 1949 to 1990 and the official seat of government until 1999. Starting in 1998, many national government institutions were moved from Bonn to Berlin. Both houses of the German national parliament, the Bundestag as well as the Bundesrat, were moved along with the Chancellery and the residence of German head of state, the Bundespräsident. Bonn remains a centre of politics and administration, however. Roughly half of all government jobs were retained as many government departments remained in Bonn and numerous sub-ministerial level government agencies relocated to the former capital from Berlin and other parts of Germany. In recognition of this, the former capital now holds the title of Federal City ("Bundesstadt"). For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rhine (disambiguation). ... Coat of arms Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEA Capital Düsseldorf Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  34,084 km² (13,160 sq mi) Population 18,033,000... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Type Lower house President of the Bundestag Dr. Norbert Lammert, CDU since October 18, 2005 Members 614 Political groups (as of September 18, 2005 elections) Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union of Bavaria Bloc (226), Social Democratic Party of Germany (222), Free Democratic Party (61), The Left Party. ... The Bundesrat, German for Federal Council, is a political institution in several countries: Bundesrat of Austria (legislative) Bundesrat of Germany (legislative) Bundesrat of Switzerland: the Swiss Federal Council (executive) This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The President of Germany is Germanys head of state. ...


Bonn has developed into a hub of international cooperation in particular in the area of environment and sustainable development. In addition to a number of other international organizations and institutions, such as, for instance, the IUCN Environmental Law Center (IUCN ELC) the City currently hosts 16 United Nations institutions. Among these are two of the so-called Rio Conventions, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The number of UN agencies in Bonn, most of which are based at the newly established United Nations Campus in the city's former parliamentary quarter on the banks of the Rhine, continues to grow. The World Conservation Union or International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty produced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. ... United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa opened for signature - October 14, 1994 entered into force - December 26, 1996 objective - to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported...


Bonn is the seat of some of Germany's largest corporate players, chiefly in the areas of telecommunications and logistics. Simultaneously, Bonn is establishing itself as an important national and international centre of meetings, conventions and conferences, many of which are directly related to the work of the United Nations. A new conference centre capable of hosting thousands of participants is currently under construction in the immediate vicinity of the UN Campus.


From 1597 to 1794 it was the residence of the Archbishops and Prince-electors of Cologne, and is the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven (born 1770), widely considered to be one of the world's greatest composers. The Archbishopric of Cologne was one of the major ecclesiastical principalities of the Holy Roman Empire. ... “Beethoven” redirects here. ... For the village in Queensland, see 1770, Queensland. ... Composers are people who write music. ...

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History

Langer Eugen, centre of the United Nations Campus (view from the Rheinaue park).
Langer Eugen, centre of the United Nations Campus (view from the Rheinaue park).
Historic Town Hall of Bonn (view from the market square).
Historic Town Hall of Bonn (view from the market square).

The history of the city dates back to Roman times. In about 11 BC, the Roman Army appears to have stationed a small unit in what nowadays is the historical centre of the town. Even earlier, the Army had resettled members of a Germanic tribal group allied with Rome, the Ubii, in Bonn. The Latin name for that settlement, "Bonna", may stem from the original population of this and many other settlements in the area, the Eburoni. The Eburoni were members of a large tribal coalition effectively wiped out during the final phase of Caesar's War in Gaul. After several decades, the Army gave up the small camp linked to the Ubii-settlement. During the 1st century AD, the Army then chose a site to the North of the emerging town in what nowadays is the section of Bonn-Castell to build a large military installation dubbed Castra Bonnensis, i.e., literally, "Fort Bonn". Initially built from wood, the fort was eventually rebuilt in stone. With additions, changes and new construction, the fort remained in use by the Army into the waning days of the Western Roman Empire, possibly the mid-5th century AD. The structures themselves remained standing well into the Middle Ages, when they were called the Bonnburg. They were used by Frankish kings until they fell in disuse. Eventually, much of the building materials seem to have been reused in the construction of Bonn's 13th century city wall. The Sterntor Monument in the center of town contains parts of the medieval city wall. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 176 × 597 pixelsFull resolution (238 × 807 pixel, file size: 56 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 176 × 597 pixelsFull resolution (238 × 807 pixel, file size: 56 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (706x830, 476 KB) Description on de. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (706x830, 476 KB) Description on de. ... The Roman army was a set of land-based military forces employed by the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and later Roman Empire as part of the Roman military. ... The Ubii were a Germanic tribe first encountered dwelling on the right bank of the Rhine in the time of Julius Caesar, who formed an alliance with them in 55 BC in order to launch attacks across the river. ... The Eburones were a Belgic tribe based of north-eastern Gaul in the 1st century BC. Julius Caesar describes them as being of Germanic origin. ... For other uses, see Julius Caesar (disambiguation). ... Combatants Roman Republic Several Gallic tribes Commanders Julius Caesar Titus Labienus Mark Antony Quintus Cicero Vercingetorix, Ambiorix, Commius, among other The Gallic Wars were a series of military campaigns by several invading Roman legions under the command of Julius Caesar into Gaul, and the subsequent uprisings of the Gallic tribes. ... The 1st century was that century that lasted from 1 to 100 according the Gregorian calendar. ... Basic ideal plan of a Roman castrum. ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus The Western Roman Empire in 395. ... Europe in 450 The 5th century is the period from 401 to 500 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... The Franks were originally lead by dukes (military leaders) and reguli (petty kings). ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... The defensive wall of Braşov, Romania. ...


To date, Bonn's Roman fort remains the largest fort of its type known from the ancient world, i.e. a fort built for one full-size Imperial Legion and its auxiliaries. The fort covered an area of approximately 250,000 square meters. Between its walls it contained a dense grid of streets and a multitude of buildings, ranging from spacious headquarters and large officers' houses to barracks, stables and a military jail. Among the legions stationed in Bonn, the "1st", i.e. the Prima Legio Minervia, seems to have served here the longest. Units of the Bonn legion were deployed to theaters of wars ranging from modern-day Algeria to what nowadays is the Russian republic of Chechnya. The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000-5,500 years, with cuneiform possibly being the oldest form of writing. ... The Imperial Legion is a fictional military organization of the Elder Scrolls universe. ... A barracks housing conscripts of Norrbottens regemente in Boden, Sweden. ... This article is about the building; for another meaning, see stability. ... Almost every modern state-level military operates some type of military prison system. ... The Chechen Republic (IPA: ; Russian: , Chechenskaya Respublika; Chechen: , Noxçiyn Respublika), or, informally, Chechnya (; Russian: ; Chechen: , Noxçiyçö), sometimes referred to as Ichkeria, Chechnia, Chechenia or Noxçiyn, is a federal subject of Russia. ...


The chief Roman road linking the provincial capitals of Cologne and Mainz cut right through the fort where it joined the fort's main road (nowadays, Römerstraße). Once past the South Gate, the Cologne-Mainz road continued along what nowadays are streets named Belderberg, Adenauerallee et al. To both sides of the road, the local settlement, Bonna, grew into a sizeable Roman town. Not to be confused with Romans road. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Mainz is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ...


In late antiquity, much of the town seems to have been destroyed by marauding invaders. The remaining civilian population then holed up inside the fort along with the remnants of the troops stationed here. During the final decades of imperial rule, the troops were supplied by Germanic chieftains employed by the Roman administration. When the end came, these troops simply shifted their allegiances to the new barbarian rulers. From the fort, the Bonnburg, as well as from a new, medieval settlement to the South centred around what later became the Münster basilica, grew the medieval city of Bonn. In heathen times chieftains were both political and religious leaders, tasked to use their luck to secure the people fred (translated good times - nowadays actually the word for peace). ... The Bonn Minster (German: Das Bonner Münster) is one of Germanys oldest churches having been built between the 11th and 13th centuries. ...


Between the 11th and 13th centuries, the Romanesque style Bonn Minster was built, and in 1597 Bonn became the seat of the Archdiocese of Cologne. The town gained more influence and grew considerably. The elector Clemens August (ruled 1724-1761) ordered the construction of a series of Baroque buildings which still give the city its character. Another memorable ruler was Max Franz (ruled 1784-1794), who founded the university and the spa quarter of Bad Godesberg. In addition he was a patron of the young Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born in Bonn in 1770; the elector financed the composer's first journey to Vienna. South transept of Tournai Cathedral, Belgium, 12th century. ... In some Christian churches, the diocese is an administrative territorial unit governed by a bishop, sometimes also referred to as a bishopric or episcopal see, though more often the term episcopal see means the office held by the bishop. ... The Archbishopric of Cologne was one of the major ecclesiastical principalities of the Holy Roman Empire. ... Klemens August of Bavaria (1700-1761) was born in Brussels, a member of the Wittelsbach house. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... Location of Bad Godesberg in Bonn Bad Godesberg became a municipal district of Bonn in 1969. ... “Beethoven” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ...


In 1794, the town was seized by French troops, becoming a part of the First French Empire. In 1815 Bonn was taken by Prussia and remained a Prussian city until German Unification. The town was of little relevance in these years. Map of the First French Empire in 1811, with the Empire in dark blue and satellite states in light blue Capital Paris Language(s) French Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1804 - 1814/1815 Napoleon I  - 1814/1815 Napoleon II Legislature Parliament  - Upper house Senate  - Lower house Corps législatif Historical era Napoleonic... For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation). ... The unification of Germany can refer to: the 1871 formation of the German Empire under Otto von Bismarck. ...


During World War II, Bonn was a Military Sub-area (Militärische Unterregion) of the Cologne Military Area Command (Militärischer Bereich Befehl). It was not a headquarters, and no units called Bonn home, but it did have some military significance due to its population. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ...


Following World War II Bonn was in the British zone of occupation, and in 1949 became the provisional capital of West Germany. The choice of Bonn was made mainly due to the advocacy of Konrad Adenauer, a former Cologne Mayor and Chancellor of West Germany after World War II, who came from that area, despite the fact that Frankfurt had most of the needed facilities already and using Bonn was estimated to be 95 Mill DM more expensive than using Frankfurt. Because of its relatively small size for a capital city, Bonn was sometimes referred to, jokingly, as the Bundesdorf (Federal Village). For other uses, see Konrad Adenauer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ...


German reunification in 1990 made Berlin the nominal capital of Germany again. This decision did not mandate that the republic's political institutions would also move. This was only concluded by the Bundestag (Germany's parliament) on 20 June 1991, after a heated debate. While the government and parliament moved, as a compromise, some of the ministries largely remained in Bonn, with only the top officials in Berlin. There was no plan to move these departments, and so Bonn remained a second, unofficial capital with the new title "Federal City" (Bundesstadt). Because of the necessary construction work, the move took until 1999 to complete. This article is about the 1990 German reunification. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Type Lower house President of the Bundestag Dr. Norbert Lammert, CDU since October 18, 2005 Members 614 Political groups (as of September 18, 2005 elections) Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union of Bavaria Bloc (226), Social Democratic Party of Germany (222), Free Democratic Party (61), The Left Party. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Nowadays the private sector plays a major role in Bonn's economy. With 5 stock listed companies, Bonn has the 4th highest market capitalisation amongst German towns. With headquarters of DHL, T-Mobile and other renowned companies, managers have replaced the public sector.


The University of Bonn has about 30,000 students. The University of Bonn (German: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) is a public research university located in Bonn, Germany. ...

View over downtown Bonn
View over downtown Bonn

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Main sights

Godesburg Fortress.
Godesburg Fortress.
Hofgarten (Court Garden) with Kurfürstliches Schloss (Electoral Prince's Castle), which serves as the main building of the University of Bonn. The church steeple of the Bonn Minster can be seen in the background.
Hofgarten (Court Garden) with Kurfürstliches Schloss (Electoral Prince's Castle), which serves as the main building of the University of Bonn. The church steeple of the Bonn Minster can be seen in the background.
Post Tower, headquarters of the Deutsche Post AG and DHL.
Post Tower, headquarters of the Deutsche Post AG and DHL.

Beethoven's birth place is located at Bonngasse. Next to the market place is the Old Town Hall, built in 1737 in Rococo style, under the rule of Clemens August of Bavaria. It's used for receptions of guests of the town, and as a bureau for the mayor. Close by is the Kurfürstliches Schloss, which has been built as a residence of the prince-elector, and nowadays is the main building of the University of Bonn. Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 806 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 806 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 543 pixel Image in higher resolution (1276 × 866 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 543 pixel Image in higher resolution (1276 × 866 pixel, file size: 1. ... The University of Bonn (German: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) is a public research university located in Bonn, Germany. ... The Bonn Minster (German: Das Bonner Münster) is one of Germanys oldest churches having been built between the 11th and 13th centuries. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1500, 1093 KB) copied from de. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1500, 1093 KB) copied from de. ... Deutsche Post Tower in Bonn Deutsche Post AG (ISIN: DE0005552004, LSE: DPO) is a German post, logistics and courier headquartered in Bonn, previously the German state-owned mail monopolist. ... A DHL Boeing 757. ... A style of 18th century French art and interior design, Rococo style rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. ... Clemens August of Bavaria. ... The University of Bonn (German: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) is a public research university located in Bonn, Germany. ...


The Poppelsdorfer Allee, an alley flanked by chestnut trees, connects the Kurfürstliches Schloss with the Poppelsdorfer Schloss, a palace that was built as a resort to prince-electors in the first half of the 18th century. This axis is interrupted by a railway line and Bonn Central Station, a building erected in 1883/84. Species Castanea alnifolia - Bush Chinkapin* Castanea crenata - Japanese Chestnut Castanea dentata - American Chestnut Castanea henryi - Henrys Chestnut Castanea mollissima - Chinese Chestnut Castanea ozarkensis - Ozark Chinkapin Castanea pumila - Allegheny Chinkapin Castanea sativa - Sweet Chestnut Castanea seguinii - Seguins Chestnut * treated as a synonym of by many authors Chestnut is a...


The three highest buildings in the city are the radio mast of WDR in Bonn-Venusberg (180 m), the headquarters of the Deutsche Post called Post Tower (162.5 m) and the former building for the German members of parliament Langer Eugen (114.7 m) which nowadays is the new location of the UN-Campus. Masts of the Rugby VLF transmitter in England Radio masts and towers are, typically, tall structures designed to support antennas (also known as aerials in the UK) for telecommunications and broadcasting, including television. ... The Westdeutsche Rundfunk (WDR) is a public broadcaster in the German Bundesland North Rhine-Westphalia with its main office is in Köln. ... Deutsche Post Tower in Bonn Deutsche Post AG (ISIN: DE0005552004, LSE: DPO) is a German post, logistics and courier headquartered in Bonn, previously the German state-owned mail monopolist. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ...


Churches

The Bonn Minster (German: Das Bonner Münster) is one of Germanys oldest churches having been built between the 11th and 13th centuries. ... Double Churches are buildings with two separated churches. ...

Castles and residences

  • Godesburg fortress ruins [4][5]

Modern buildings

  • Bundesviertel (federal quarter) with lots of government structures including
    • Post Tower, the tallest building in the state North Rhine-Westphalia, housing the headquarters of the Deutsche Post AG
    • Deutsche Telekom headquarters
    • T-Mobile headquarters
    • Maritim Bonn, 5 star hotel and convention centre
    • Schürmann-Bau, headquarters of Deutsche Welle [6]
    • Langer Eugen, since 2006 the centre of the United Nations Campus, formerly housing the offices of the members of the German parliament

Coat of arms Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEA Capital Düsseldorf Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  34,084 km² (13,160 sq mi) Population 18,033,000... Deutsche Post Tower in Bonn Deutsche Post AG (ISIN: DE0005552004, LSE: DPO) is a German post, logistics and courier headquartered in Bonn, previously the German state-owned mail monopolist. ... DTAG corporate headquarters, Bonn Deutsche Telekom AG (ISIN: DE0005557508, FWB: DTE, NYSE: DT, LSE: DEU, TYO: 9496) (English translation: German Telecom) (abbreviated DTAG) is a telecommunications company headquartered in Bonn, Germany. ... T-Mobile logo T-Mobile is a multinational mobile phone operator. ... This article is about the German international broadcaster. ...

Museums

  • Museum Mile with
    • Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany) showing the Guggenheim Collection in 2006-2007 [7]
    • Kunstmuseum Bonn (Bonn Museum of Modern Art) [8]
    • Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Museum of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany) [9]
    • Museum Koenig where the Parlamentarischer Rat first met [10]
  • Beethoven House, birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven [11]
  • Ägyptisches Museum (Egyptian Museum) [12]
  • Akademisches Kunstmuseum (Academic Museum of Art) [13]
  • Arithmeum, research institute for discrete mathematics including a museum [14]
  • Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn (Rhinish Regional Museum Bonn) [15]

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1937 by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist Hilla Rebay. ... The Research Museum Alexander Koenig (German:Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig) is a natural history museums and zoological research institution in Bonn, Germany. ... The Parlamentarische Rat (parliamentary council) was a predecessor of the West German Bundestag. ... “Beethoven” redirects here. ...

Universities

  • The Rheinische Friedrich Wilhems Universität Bonn (University of Bonn) is one of the largest universities in Germany
  • Bonn Universities are located mainly in downtown Bonn, but some buildings are spread throughout the city. As such Bonn is known as the city of Universities.

The University of Bonn (German: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) is a public research university located in Bonn, Germany. ...

Schools

The Aloisiuskolleg is a mixed, old-linguistic, private, humanistic and catholic college in Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany with attached boarding school directed by the Jesuits. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... Location of Bad Godesberg in Bonn Bad Godesberg became a municipal district of Bonn in 1969. ...

Nature

  • Botanischer Garten (Botanical Garden), where Titan arum reached a world record [16]
  • Rheinaue (Bonn), a leisure park on the banks of the Rhine [17]
  • Rhine promenade and the Alter Zoll (Old Toll Station)
  • In the very south of the city on the border to Wachtberg and Rhineland-Palatinate is the extinct volcano Rodderberg

Binomial name Amorphophallus titanum (Becc. ... Wachtberg is a municipality in the Rhein-Sieg district, of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... The Rhenish Palatinate (Rheinpfalz, sometimes Lower Palatinate or Niederpfalz) occupies rather more than a quarter of the German Bundesland (federal state) of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and contains the towns of Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Pirmasens, Landau and Speyer. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... The Rodderberg is an extinct volcano in the east of the municipality of Wachtberg near Bonn, Germany. ...

Districts

Districts of Bonn.
Districts of Bonn.
Bonn City Hall, called "Stadthaus".
Bonn City Hall, called "Stadthaus".
Carnival in Bonn.
Carnival in Bonn.
Beethovenhaus in Bonn, birthplace of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
Beethovenhaus in Bonn, birthplace of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

In 1969, the independent towns of Bad Godesberg and Beuel as well as several villages were incorporated into Bonn, resulting in a city more than twice as large as before. Bad Godesberg and Beuel became districts (Stadtbezirke) of Bonn with some independence and populations of about 70,000 each. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 578 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) City administration building in Bonn. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 578 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) City administration building in Bonn. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 367 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (1194 × 1947 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 367 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (1194 × 1947 pixel, file size: 1. ... Location of Bad Godesberg in Bonn Bad Godesberg became a municipal district of Bonn in 1969. ...


Each district has its own quarters:

  • Bad Godesberg: Alt-Godesberg, Friesdorf, Godesberg-Nord, Godesberg-Villenviertel, Heiderhof, Hochkreuz, Lannesdorf, Mehlem, Muffendorf, Pennenfeld, Plittersdorf, Rüngsdorf, Schweinheim
  • Beuel: Beuel-Mitte, Beuel-Ost, Geislar, Hoholz, Holtorf, Holzlar, Küdinghoven, Limperich, Oberkassel, Pützchen/Bechlinghoven, Ramersdorf, Schwarzrheindorf/Vilich-Rheindorf, Vilich, Vilich-Müldorf
  • Bonn: Auerberg, Bonn-Castell (until 2003: Bonn-Nord), Bonn-Zentrum, Buschdorf, Dottendorf, Dransdorf, Endenich, Graurheindorf, Gronau, Ippendorf, Kessenich, Lessenich/Meßdorf, Nordstadt, Poppelsdorf, Röttgen, Südstadt, Tannenbusch, Ückesdorf, Venusberg, Weststadt
  • Hardtberg: Brüser Berg, Duisdorf, Hardthöhe, Lengsdorf

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Transport

Bonn is connected to three autobahns (federal motorways) and the German rail network. Some InterCityExpress and most InterCity trains call at Bonn Hauptbahnhof whilst the Siegburg/Bonn railway station is situated on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line and serviced by InterCityExpress trains. Local transport is provided by a Stadtbahn (light rail), which also features two lines to Cologne. Bonn's international airport is Cologne Bonn Airport with connections to many European cities. This article is about the German, Austrian and Swiss road system. ... Germanys main train operator, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation, also known as DB or DBAG) provides passenger and freight service via federally owned tracks. ... ICE 3 trainset near Ingolstadt The InterCityExpress or ICE (German pronunciation: ) is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and its neighbouring countries. ... A Romanian InterCity train, run by Romanian Railways, at Arad station in May 2003 InterCity is a name for the inter-city rail services in Europe. ... Bonn Hauptbahnhof (usually translated from German as Bonn Central Station, short form: Bonn Hbf) is a railway station located on the left bank of the Rhine along the Cologne-Mainz line. ... Siegburg/Bonn is a railway station located in Siegburg, Germany. ... Lahn bridge near Limburg The Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line (in German: Neubaustrecke Köln-Rhein/Main) is a 177 km long railway line in Germany, connecting the cities of Cologne and Frankfurt. ... ICE 3 trainset near Ingolstadt The InterCityExpress or ICE (German pronunciation: ) is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and its neighbouring countries. ... Stadtbahn signet as used in North Rhine-Westphalia Stadtbahn (literally in German: city railway) is a term for light rail systems in operation in Germany. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Cologne/Bonn Airport (German: Flughafen Köln/Bonn, also called Konrad-Adenauer-Flughafen or Flughafen Köln-Wahn) (IATA: CGN, ICAO: EDDK) is an international airport located in the Wahner Heide nature reserve, 15 km southeast of Cologne and 16 km northeast of Bonn. ...


Nightlife

Bonn has about 5 pubs and bars including 1 Irish pubs. There is one restaurant and 1 starbucks (@T-Mobile). Bonn has one opera, 12 theatres and 20 cinemas. There are plenty of Kebab bars where you can get the famous local dish. For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ...


Bill Mockridge

Bonn is the home of many Comedic actors (Bastian Pastewka, Markus Maria Profitlich, Anka Zink, Michael Müller, Bill Mockridge etc.) due to the internationally, well-established Improvisation Theater "Springmaus", which was founded in 1986 and has significantly changed the German Comedic Society. Founder and owner of "Springmaus" is Canadian actor, director, producer and Stand-Up Comic Bill Mockridge, who currently resides in Bonn with his wife Margie Kinsky, also a Comedian at Springmaus Improv Theater, and his six children, who are all actively involved in Show business. Nick Mockridge is a director for short-films of the "Art House" genre, including his prize winning movie "Into the Morning". Matthew Mockridge is a successful singer in a boyband called "Part Six", which have reached many Top-Ten hits in the German Billboard Charts. Luke Mockridge pursues a carrer in comedic writing and Stand-Up and has worked on many Springmaus projects, including his father's One-Man Shows "Leise Rieselt der Kalk" and "Rostig, Rostig". Leonardo Mockridge is professional musician, currently being tought at well-estabslished Brighton Institute of Music. Jeremy Mockridge is perhaps the most well-known offspring of the Mockridge Family, who has starred in many German Blockbuster such as "Die Liebe hat das letzte Wort", "Die Wilden Hühner" and "Die Wilden Hühner 2". Besides doing Theater work, Jeremy Mockridge has scored a role alongside his father in the most successful and longest running Television Soap-Opera in Germany "Lidenstrasse". Liam Mockridge is a model for several local clothing stores across the Bonn area.


Twin towns


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Famous Denizens

“Beethoven” redirects here. ... Wien is the German language name for Vienna, the city and federal state in Austria. ... Johanna Kinkel Johanna Kinkel (born 8 July 1810 in Bonn; died 15 November 1858 in London) was a German composer, writer, and revolutionary. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Heide Simonis (born July 4, 1943) is a German politician. ... Social Democratic Party of Germany Spectral Power Density ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... Sonja Fuss (born 5 November 1978 in Bonn) is a German football defender. ... First International West Germany 5 - 1 Switzerland (Koblenz, West Germany; November 10, 1982) Largest win Germany 13 - 0 Portugal (Reutlingen, Germany; November 15, 2003) Worst defeat United States 6 - 0 Germany (Decatur, Georgia, USA; March 14, 1996) World Cup Appearances 4 (First in 1991) Best result Winner, 2003 Olympic Games... Qualifying countries The FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 was held in China from September 10–September 30, 2007. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 2003 was held in the United States and won by Germany. ... Bushido (September 28, 1978 in Bonn, Germany), born Anis Mohamed Youssef Ferchichi, is a German rapper whose style is strongly influenced by American Gangsta rap. ... Cascada (pronounced: ) is a German Eurodance act most famous for their hit single Everytime We Touch. While colloquially Cascada is sometimes used to refer to Natalie Horler, the lead singer, Cascada is actually a group of three musicians, Natalie Horler, DJ Manian, and Yann Pfeiffer. ...

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Bonn is a city in Germany (Population (2002 est): 310 930), in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, located ca.
In 1815 Bonn was taken by Prussia and remained a Prussian city until 1945.
In 1949 Bonn was declared the provisional capital of West Germany.
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