Bonn is a city in Germany, in the federated state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
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|Federated State||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Inhabitants||318,809 (2015 census)|
|Phone Prefix||+49 228|
|Patron||Santi Cassio and Fiorenzo|
Known for having been the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1991 and for having given birth to composer Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is now a medium-sized, quiet and elegant city with romantic neighborhoods that reveal French and Austrian influences and others full of steel-glass government buildings that evoke its capital history during the Cold War period. An industrial center with diversified facilities located on the opposite bank of the Rhine, Bonn is also a very prosperous city, very lively during the celebrations of carnival and other festivals every year.
Bonn continues to be eclipsed by the proximity of Cologne, a city four times greater that has much more to offer to tourists in transit. For this reason, most visitors prefer to find accommodation in Cologne, but many of them, who are curious about the former capital, stand out for a 24-hour regional ticket which gives them the opportunity to use the means of transport of both cities and take a look at Bonn and, if they do so in time, also at the Castel in Augustusburg in the town of Brühl, which lies right in the middle of the two centers.
Bonn is located in the south of North Rhine-Westphalia, not far from the border line with the other federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The historic center and most of the peripheral neighborhoods extend to the left bank of the Rhine with the exception of the industrial suburb of Beuel. In the south and west Bonn is surrounded by woodland hills, eastern hills of the Eifel region, which are included in the vast Natura park Rheinland. In the north the Cologne plain is extended and in the east the Siebengebirge region (seven hills), which passes through the Sieg River, a tributary on the left of the Rhine.
Between 12 and 9 a. C, the Roman legions built a wooden camp near a settlement of the Ubi tribe, an ally of Rome. Bonna, the Latin name of the settlement, may be related to this or other tribes of the territory mentioned in the De Bello Gallico, such as the Eburoni, part of an anti-Roman coalition that Julius Caesar said was of German rather than Celtic bloodline. Almost nothing left of the Roman city, but archeological excavations brought to light the burial epigraphes of 200 Roman legionaries and fragments of votive stars that enabled the first historical phase of the city to be reconstructed with good approximation. In Bonn, the Flavia Minervia Legion was stationed, which relied on the attributes pia fidelis granted by Commodore, the gladiator emperor, for not participating in the conspiracy ordered against him.
Legionaries practiced the worship of the matron goddess of Celtic origin. The foundation of temples and other public buildings whose function remains uncertain have been found in abundance in the duo area and in the government district (Bundesviertel) far further south of the center, which suggests that the Roman city was rather large. The main route of the time (now called römerstraße) went from Mainz to Cologne and passed through Bonna following in part the route of the modern Belderberg and Adenauerallee arteries.
There is evidence of destruction, probably the result of barbaric incursions, carried out in late imperial times. In the last decades of the Roman empire, various monarchs of the free bloodline have been stationed in the Roman settlement. In the years of the Middle Ages, the Christian belief that Bonn was founded by St Bonifacio (Bonnifatia in vulgar Latin) was widespread, but this was largely denied by archeological finds.
From the proclamation of the Holy Roman Empire to the Napoleonic era, Bonn lived in the shadow of Cologne and its powerful bishops' principles, whose hegemony extended to towns far further aachen, Maastricht and Liège. Between the 11TH and 14TH centuries, the duo was erected and in 1244, Konrad von Hochstaden, Archbishop of Cologne ordered the construction of a wall. Bonn was involved in religious wars that opposed Catholics to Protestants throughout the sixteenth century. The most important episode was the conversion of the archbishop of Cologne and prince of the Sacred Roman Empire, Gebhard von Waldburg, to Calvinism, but excommunicated by Pope Gregory XIII who had appointed his substitute of Catholic faith, he was forced to take refuge in Bonn with the secret hope of making him a fiefdom for himself and his descendants. His design was also a failure and, in order to save his skin, he was forced to repair it in Strasbourg, where he died in 1601.
A century later Bonn was involved in the nine - year war between the French Borbons and the Austrian Habsburg. In 1689 French troops were besieged by Dutch militias under the command of the Brandenburg electorate. The latter managed to exaggerate the city with the massive use of artillery that led to the destruction of the city.
The eighteenth century was a period of peace, albeit relative. Since the beginning of the century, the bishops' principles have abandoned Cologne to have permanent residence in Bonn. It was in this century that the city embellished itself with Baroque buildings commissioned by Prince Clemente Augusto of Bavaria (1723 - 1761). In December 1770, Beethoven was born, the most illustrious of his children. The last of the voter principles, Max Franz founded the University of Bonn and the spa of Bad Godesberg. The temporal power of the archbishops of Cologne ceased forever in 1795, the year of Bonn's annexation to the Napoleonic empire. Following the Vienna Congress in 1815, the city became part of the kingdom of Prussia and since 1871 of the German empire.
Bonn was a center of little national significance throughout the 19th century. He had no say in the events that swept Germany through the period between the two world wars, even though he was known as a stronghold of the Catholic party that opposed nationalism. It gained international reputation in 1949, when it was designated as the provisional capital of the newly created republic of Germany, surprising to most people who thought that the capital role of the new state would be taken over by Frankfurt, a city with much greater infrastructure. Later, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer justified his actions by saying that the choice of Frankfurt would be a false step, a tacit admission of the separation of the two Germanies, while Bonn, a provincial town unknown in the international sphere, was better suited to this temporary function in view of the reunification of the two Germans.
The Chancellor's dream came true 40 years later, with the events that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall. On 20 June 1991, the Federal Parliament (Bundestag) decided to transfer the capital to Berlin following a strongly contested vote with 338 votes in favor and 320 against.
Bonn continued to play the role of capital in the next eight years under the official term of federal city (Bundesstadt). Today the press describes Bonn as a city plunged back into its provincialism. These descriptions can lead to misunderstandings and are not true. The Schaumburg Palace and Villa Hammerschmidt will continue to be the official headquarters of the Chancellor and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. Since 2003, eleven UN institutions have had their headquarters in Bonn. Many politicians continue to live in the city. The frequency of flights between Berlin and Bonn is as follows: 18,000 a year.
How to orient
How to get
- 1 Cologne-Bonn Airport (Flughafen Köln/Bonn). The airport is equipped with two terminals: The first is reserved for flights by Lufthansa and its subsidiaries Eurowings and Germanwings as well as Austrian airlines, the second to all others including Ryanair. The railway station of the airport is in the middle and is accessible from both terminals through covered passages. It stops high-speed ICE (InterCity Express) trains operating on the Cologne-Frankfurt route, regional trains (lines RE 6 and RE 8) and suburban S-Bahn trains (line S 13/19). The airport is also equipped with a bus station, which opened on 28 October 2015, where buses for and from several German and European cities are brought to the end.
- 2 Central Bonn Station (Bonn Hauptbahnhof), Am Hauptbahnhof 1, +49 228-715324, fax: +49 228 715324, @[email protected]. InterCityExpress, regional and suburban trains stop there. If you travel for tourism and come from Frankfurt to Bonn, it is not wrong to take an S-Bahn train that travels the wide-road along the Rhine north of Koblenz.
- 3 Siegburg/Bonn Station (Bahnhof Siegburg/Bonn). The station where InterCity Express, including those from Brussels (ICE International 79), stop.
How to move
The center is not big and within certain limits you can walk around. The city also lends itself to being visited by bicycle. Rentals are present in the station area.
Bonn's Stadtbahn (rail transport) consists of 6 meter lines and three other tramways.
The bus network is extensive and is operated together with the iron transport by Stadtwerke Bonn. You can buy tickets to emitters in different stations. There are several valid cuts for one hour (€2.70) and 24 hours. Machinery also emits weekly subscriptions.
The tariff system is integrated into the consortium ‘Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg’ (VRS) which manages transport in the Cologne/Bonn area. The name comes from the two main rivers of the region, the Rhine and the Sieg, its right - wing tributary. If, in all likelihood, you want to combine the visits of both cities and their surroundings, you will have to have a regional VRS ticket. Tickets are in zones (7 in all), but KurzstreckenTicket is also proposed (short travel ticket), which allows you to travel between four or five stations regardless of city or city limits.
What to see
- 1 Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus), Markt. The triangular - floor Palace, completed in 1737 in a rococo style, used by the municipal administration for ceremonies and the reception of foreign personalities on an official visit to Bonn. At the time of the Cold War, you received the American President John Kennedy and the French President Charles de Gaulle.
- 2 Cathedral of Bonn (Bonner Münster), Gerhard-von-Are Straße 5, ☎ +49 228 985 880, @ [email protected] Church 07:00-19:00 Convent 09:00-17:00. dedicated to the patrons Cassio and Fiorenzo, the cathedral of Bonn is one of the city's symbols and is considered a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture. The original building was a 7th century AD monastery that was later added a linked building. As shown by archeological excavations, the complex was located on the site of a second-century Roman area dedicated to the god Mercury and later transformed into a sepulcher area. According to legend, St. Helena founded a Martyrium dedicated to the legion of Tebana. In the Middle Ages, the place was considered the burial of the martyrs Cassio and Fiorenzo. The monastery was demolished in 1050 to make way for a larger church with a typical basilican cross and three shuttles in the Roman style of time. A century later, the cloister was added on the southern side. She was torn apart in the sixteenth century during the religious wars that opposed Catholics to Protestants and severe damage during World War II, but later restoration conferred her original appearance.
- 3 Kreuzbergkirche , Stationsweg 21, @[email protected]. The church of 1628 was decorated inside, well known above all for a version of the Holy Scale (Heiliger Steigee) where, according to tradition, fragments of the Holy Cross are preserved. Until 1802, it was the church of the begging order of the servants of Mary from Innsbruck. They were replaced by the Jesuits, and therefore the Franciscans from 1880 to 1967. Today the church is the home of an institute for the teaching of the German language.
- 4 Prince Election Palace (Kurfürstliches Schloss), Regina Pacis Weg 3. The Palace was built between 1697 and 1705 by Enrico Zuccalli on the commission of the prince and constituent Giuseppe Clemente of Bavaria. Since 1818, he has hosted the rectory of the University of Bonn and the Faculty of Humanities. It is surrounded by a large park, the Hofgarten, often the theater of anti-government demonstrations during the time when Bonn was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany.
- 5 Poppelsdorfer Palace (Poppelsdorfer Schloss), at the intersection of Poppelsdorfer Avenue with Meckenheimer Allee. €3, reduced €1. Free entry for sun and holidays. Another Baroque Palace commissioned by Prince Joseph Clemente of Bavaria to the French architect Robert de Cotte who inspired the Villa Madama of Rome and the French Palace of Caprarola. In 1818, the building became the headquarters of the Mineralogy Institute of the University of Bonn. Seriously damaged during World War II was rebuilt in simpler forms. The palace is not open to the public but you can visit the botanical garden and the eleven greenhouses in the park.
- 6 Old cemetery (Alter Friedhof), Berliner Platz (Stadthaus Stop). The cemetery was set up in 1715, at the time outside the city walls, to welcome the tombs of soldiers who fell into war. It ceased to be a burial place in 1884, at the opening of the northern cemetery. Alter Friedhofha was thus able to preserve the atmosphere of time. Roberto and Clara Schumann, Ernst Moritz Arndt and the wife of Friedrich Schiller, Carlotta are buried.
- 7 Doppelkirche in Schwarzrheindorf, Dixstraße 41 (Schwarzrheindorf district, bus 640 and 550 from central station). So called because it consists of two churches; The higher level dedicated to St Mary was reserved for the nobility, while the other, at the lower level dedicated to St Clement, sat the popular classes. The latter is a 12TH CENTURY Romanesque church, remarkable for a cycle of frescoes within it illustrating episodes of the ancient will.
- 8 Jewish cemetery (Jüdischer Friedhof). The cemetery was opened in 1872 on land along the Augustusring, bought the previous year by the Jewish community of Bonn. Its entrance is two monuments: The one in front was erected in memory of the Jewish soldiers who perished during the First World War, while the one on the left commemorates the Jews of Bonn who were killed during the period of national socialism.
- 9 Rheinauen (Königswinter stop of line 66 for Bad Honnef). A large park south of the center on the road 3 km long along the Rhine. It is a recreational area most frequently visited on weekends.
- 10 Kottenforst. Forest covering the hilly area south, west and north of Bonn. Its area is approximately 40 km² and is the easternmost part of the Rheinland Naturpark of the Rhine Valley.
The government district (Bundesviertel, literally: It was created at the time of the Cold War to provide a forum for the various federal institutions. As Bonn was a very small town, it had no buildings to accommodate ministries and government bodies and had to be built in a new one. The area covers both the banks of the Rhine and is part of the districts of Gronau and Hochkreuz, both south of the center. The buildings are now home to several institutions of the United Nations organizations and companies like Deutsche Welle. Here's a quick tour:
- 11 Langer Eugen. Built between 1966 and 1969, to house the offices of the members of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag), the Palace has been housed in institutions affiliated to the United Nations since 2003. "Eugenio, il lenge" is a quirky nickname given by the press of time to German President Eugen Gerstenmaier, a fairly small stature. He inaugurated the skyscraper in 1968.
- 12 Seat of Deutsche Welle, Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3, ☎ +49 228-429-2538, fax: +49 228 429-2040, @[email protected]. Free guided tours. Lun-Ven 10:00-14:00. The national headquarters of the German public broadcaster is located in the Schürmann-Bau building, which began in 1989 to host the meetings of the German Federal Parliament. The guided tours are in German but are available in other languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese) upon request. The reservation must be agreed two months in advance. Groups must be of a minimum of 6 persons but in some cases individual or family members may be allowed to join pre - established groups.
- 13 Palais Schaumburg, Adenauerallee 139/141. Secondary official residence of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
- 14 Villa Hammerschmidt, Adenauerallee 135. Neoclassical Palace of 1860, secondary official residence of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is not open to the public but the Haus der Geschichte organizes guided tours of its interior.
Museums and galleries
The Regio WelcomeCards provides free access to many of the following museums, in addition to the free use of all VRS means of transport. The card is available in household, individual denominations and is valid for a whole day or more days.
- 15 Egyptian Museum (Ägyptisches Museum), Regina-Pacis-Weg 7 (U-Bahn Stop: Universität / Markt), ☎ +49 228-739710, fax: +49 228 737360, @[email protected]. €3.50, discounted (students and children aged 7 and over: €2.50. Mar-Dom 12-18.
- 16 Academic Museum of Art (Akademisches Kunstmuseum), Am Hofgarten 21. €1.50. The academic museum is set up in a 1830 palace on Hofgarten park, in front of the rectorate. Greek-Roman sculpture collections.
- 17 Arithmeum , Lennéstraße 2 (Metro: Universität), ☎ +49 2 28-73 87 90. €3 / €2. Mar-Dom 11:00-18:00. Museum with collections of ancient mathematical science books and hundreds of calculator machines from ancient abachas and rope bullets to modern PCs.
- 18 House of Beethoven (Beethoven-Haus), Bonngasse 18-26 (Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz/Beethoven-Haus stop on the lines between 62 and 66), ☎ +49 228 98175 0, fax: +49 228 981 7526, @[email protected]. Apr-Oct Mar-Sab 10:00-18:00, Sun and public holidays 11:00-18:00 Nov-Mar Lun-Sab 10:00-17:00, Dom and public holidays 11:00-17:00; The first of the year is closed, the fat Sea, the Easter Moon, Christmas and the last of the year. The simple house where the famous composer was born in 1770 with various heirlooms such as scores, paintings and the piano with which the master was practiced. He also exhibits cloaks of his hair and large acoustic crosses used by the composer to make up for the deafness he had suffered in his last years of life. The collections also use multimedia means to illustrate the life and work of Beethoven.
- 19 August-Macke-Haus , Bornheimer Straße 96 (U-Bahn stop: Bonn West), ☎ +49 228 655 531, fax: +49 228 69 15 50, @[email protected]. €3.50 reduced by €2.50. Mart-Ven 14:30-18:00. Sab-Dom and 11:00-17:00 festivals. The house where August Macke lived, a leading figure of the expressionist movement Der Blaue Reiter.
- 20 Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland), Willy-Brandt-Allee 14 (Heussallee metro stop / Museumsmeyl on lines 16, 63, 66), ☎ +422 28 91650, fax: +49 228 91 65 302, @[email protected]. free entry. Mar-Ven 09:00-19:00, Sab-Dom and Christmas 10:00-18:00, Closed 24-31 December. The history of Germany since the end of World War II has been constantly updated. With 850,000 visitors every year, it is one of the most visited museums in Germany. There are videos of historical interest such as John Kennedy's speech in 1963 in front of the Berlin Wall.
- 21 Museum of Art (Kunstmuseum Bonn), Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2 (U-Bahn Museumsmeyl stop and the Heussallee bus stop 610), ☎ +49 228-776260. €3 Reduced (students, children: €1.50. Households: €6.. Mar-Dom: 11:00-18:00. The collection of works by leading historical guards. August Macke and other postwar expressionists (Beuys, Baselitz and Kieferhosts) are featured.
- 22 exhibition of art and exhibition of the Federal Republic of Germany (Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland), Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, ☎ +49 228 91710. It rises next to the art museum.
- 23 German Museum (Deutsches Museum Bonn), Ahrstraße 45 (Metro Hochkreuz/Deutsches Museum Bonn), ☎ +49 228 302 255, fax: +49 228 302 254, @[email protected]. €4, children €2.50, Families €7. Mar-Dom 10:00-18:00.
- 24 Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum (Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig), Adenauerallee 160, ☎ +49 228 912 2211, Fax: +49 228 9122 212, @[email protected]. €3 Discounted (elderly, students) €1.50. Natural History Museum opened in 1934 and affiliated with the University of Bonn.
- 25 Museum of Women (Frauenmuseum), Im Krausfeld 10. €6, Students €3. Mar-Sab 14:00-18:00 Dom 11:00-18:00. The first museum in Europe dedicated to women.
- 26 Heimatmuseum Beuel , Wagnergaße 2-4. Free entry. Sab-Dom 15:00-18:00. Museum of local history opened in 1986 at the initiative of the Beuel Society of Local History.
- 27 Rheinisches Landesmuseum , Colmantstraße 14-16. Mart-Ven 11:00-18:00, Sab-Dom 13:00-18:00. Museum of Art and Archeology.
Events & Holidays
- Carnival (Bonner Karneval). It occurs twice a year, in November and February (variable dates). The November rally is celebrated with greater enthusiasm. He is accompanied by several parades, but the most acclaimed Monday (Rosenmontag). He takes the name of Karnevalszug. If you want to participate, you will have to mask. It is held in several neighborhoods of the city. Bahnhöfchen and Rheinlust host the parties with the greatest public Influx.
- Burning Rhine (Rhein in Flammen). May. The festivals are mostly of a musical character, which takes place every year along the Rhine. It's accompanied by flamboyant fireworks named after it. Several refreshment points are set up along the Rhine, fireworks can be seen on ships moored on the pier under the Kennedy bridge. The ticket also includes dinner.
- Beethovenfest , ☎ +49 228-2010 345, fax: +49 228 2010 333, @[email protected]. September. The celebrations for the anniversary of the composer's birth last a month and include a series of concerts held by the best German orchestras.
- Pützchens Markt. September. A big five-day fair.
- Christmas market. It begins at the end of November and takes place between the münster and Frieden squares, both famous for the divine bruléche rivers. At 8 p.m., the market closes its doors.
What to do
- 1 Haribo , Friesdorfer Straße 121 (500 m from Wurzerstraße station on the lines of U-Bahn 16 and 63). Haribo is a famous confectionery company set up in Bonn in 1920. The factory, located in the Bad Godesberg district, has a store with a huge variety of candy. There is also a small permanent exhibition with memorabilia that retraces the company's achievements.
- 2 Comic Shop, Oxfordstraße 17. Lun-Ven 10:00-22:00, Sab 10:00-18:00. Comics in English and video games
- Rheinauen flea market (Rheinauenflohmarkt), Rheinauen (Tram line 66 from the center). Apr-set: Every third Saturday of the month. In the beautiful season, the park on the Rhine is home to a flea market where a huge number of used items of the most diverse kind, including Indian invoice jewelry, are displayed.
How to have fun
Theaters and concerts
- 1 Oper Bonn , Am Boeelagerhof 1 (In downtown, under the Kennedy Bridge), ☎ +49 228 778 008. Classic opera works and ballets. The ticket office is in Windeckstraße 1. It is usually opened from the moon to the sab from 9:00 to 18:30.
- 2 Beethoven Orchester Bonn , Wachsbleiche 1, ☎ +49 228 454 930, fax: +49 228 454 9325, @[email protected].
- Bonner Kammerchor , @[email protected]. They perform choral groups there.
Almost all films are dubbed in German. They are rarely projected in the original language and even more rarely in the original version subtitled in German. You can check it on the site  where OV means original version and OmU= Original with German subtitles. Below is a list of the few cinematographers to show films in English:
- 3 Kinopolis , Moltkestrße 7-9, Bad Godesberg (Godesberg Train Station or Bad Godesberg Bahnhof Bus stop on line 16), ☎ +49 228 830 083. A multiplex room in Bad Godesberg showing undubbed films once or twice a day. Discounts for students from merc to thf.
- 4 Bonner Kinemathek (Brotfabrik), Kreuzstraße 16, ☎ +49 228 478 489. A movie theater with a small movie theater. It mainly projects old European films.
- 5 Rex , Frongasse 9 (bus stop ‘Auf dem Hügel’ on bus lines 608, 609, 610, 611, or Brahmsstraße stop on line 606), ☎ +49 228 6233 0. Another essay cinema in Bonn Endenich.
- Neue Filmbühne , Friedrich-Breuer Straße 68. Exhibit cinema in Bonn Beuel.
Where to eat
The bakeries and supermarkets in Bonn will be able to choose from a wide variety of sandwiches (Brötchen), sandwiches (belegte brötchen) and croissants, pasta and various cakes.
- Mensa, Nassexße. €3-6. M-Fr 11.30-14.00 & 17.30-19.00, Sat 11.30-14.00. The college cafeteria where you can access if you have a youth aspect that makes you confess to other students. Nobody's going to ask you for your card here.
- Soup in the City, Franziskanerstraße. €4-8. Lun-Ven 11:00-19:00, Sab 12:00-16:00. Little beef that serves salads, soups, baguettes and fruit juice.
- 1 Mandu, Franziskanerstraße 5. €2-8. A Korean snack featuring mandu, the classic Korean steamed dumplings and kimchi, a traditional dish made of fermented vegetables with spices. It's the most renowned economic restaurant in Bonn.
- Dehly&deSander Broterei , Am Hof 26a (Right to Rectorate). €3-6. Sandwich, stuffed piadines, salads.
- 2 Bonn(e) Baguette, Kaiserplatz 10, ☎ +49 228 650300. €3-6. Sandwiches, baguettes and stuffed sandwiches even to take away. The place is small and crowded especially at lunchtime.
- 3 Bagel Brothers , Maximilianstraße 14 (near central station), ☎ +49 228 918-0183. €3-6. Lun-Ven 07:30-23:00 Dom 09:00-20:30. Snack bars with stuffed sandwiches, salads, chocolate candy as well.
- 4 Orient-Express , Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 8, ☎ +49 228 280 9198. from €2. The most renowned restaurant in Turkey, especially for Döner Kebab and Falafel (vegetarian sandwich).
- 5 Small, Bonngasse 4, ☎ +49 228 637 816. 11:00-23:00. A traditional Italian restaurant in the rustic style with a small room and a series of portraits of opera singers hanging on the walls. Pizza, pasta dishes and salads.
- 6 Bönsch , Sterntorbrücke 4 (in the pedestrian center), ☎ +49 228 650 610. Beer renowned for steaks and schnitzels (sliced veal slices or chopped veal coils). You need your own brewery.
- 7 Bierhaus Machold , Heerstraße (near the corner of Wolfstraße, Altstadt). Lun-Sab 15:00-23:00. Pubs/pubs with tables outside in the summer. The house specializes in Jägerschnitzel (veal chop to mushrooms with breadcrumbs, butter and eggs).
- 8 Roses , Martinsplatz 2a (between Dumana Square and Kaiserplatz), ☎ +49 228-433 06 53. Restaurant with a 30-year-old clientele. International cooking dishes with an Italian touch. On Sundays morning, brunch is offered at a fixed price.
- 9 Makiman , Sterntorbrücke 11, ☎ +49 228-721-6957. €8. Lun-Gio 12:00-15:00 & 17:30-22:00, Ven-Sab 12:00-20:00, Dom 16:00-21:30. Japanese restaurant (sushi in various types).
- 10 Cassius-Garten , Maximilianstraße 28d (Hauptbahnhof). €1.60/100g. Lun-Sab 11:00-20:00. Vegetarian restaurant with buffets.
- 11 Rüen Thai , Berliner Freiheit 14 (Between Hilton Hotel and Kennedy Bridge), ☎ +49 228 651576. From €8. 11:30-15:00 & 18:00-24:00. Thai restaurant with a list of very spicy dishes.
- 12 Ristorante Caminetto , Römerstraße 83 (Bonn-Castell, bus stop "Nordstraße"). Lun-Sab 12:00-14:30 & 18:00-23:00. A family - run Italian restaurant in the heart of Bonn with a selection of mostly Piedmont wines. Pizzes are not in the menu.
- 13 Mogul, Heerstraße 64 (Nordstadt), ☎ +49 228 695569. From €9. Bonn's best Indian kitchen restaurant.
- 14 Karawane , Adrianstraße 104 (Tram 66 at Königswinter/Bad Honnef), ☎ +49 228-9449680. €15.60. 6:00-23:00. Restaurant, far from the center, specialized in the "all you can eat" service, but without buffet. It's a ten-course dinner that changes every week. They're mostly international or Middle Eastern cuisine dishes. You can also choose the vegetarian version. The dining room has a nice atmosphere and the waiters are friendly. Because it tends to be very crowded, it's best to book the tables.