“BONN! An old and beautiful city crawling with students from all nationalities is a wonderful home away from home. The young spirit and old tradition of the city makes it an exciting yet comfortable place to live in. The University itself completely lived up to my expectations and I’m glad to have the opportunity to study in one of the best universities for neurosciences.”
Mona Mathews, Class of 2009
Bonn is a 2000 year old city at the river Rhine with lots of traditions. It 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 is now UN city. More and detailed information on the City of Bonn is available via:
Culture, Sports, Recreation
Bonn offers a broad range of cultural events. Music and theatre play a prominent part of the cities cultural life with a varied program of plays and a wide range of music from symphonic concerts to festivals. Yearly highlights include the "Rheinkultur" Festival, a huge festival at which dozens of bands give open air concerts in the famous Rheinaue and the Christmas Market.
Bonn's main attraction for art and culture amateurs from all over the world is the Museum Mile that counts more than one million visitors per year.
Leisure facilities for residents and visitors are in plentiful supply in Bonn. The city offers something for all tastes and ages, from a relaxing walk at the foot of the Siebengebirge to a marathon run. The "Telekom Baskets" and the former "Team T-Mobile" cyclists have achieved great success in their respective disciplines and are an excellent advertisement for sports in Bonn.
Bonn is justifiably proud of its greenery, from the court gardens behind the university and the banks of the Rhine in the centre, to the parks and vast forests like the nature reserve of Kottenforst. Located at the geographical heart of Bonn, the Rheinaue Leisure Park, site of the 1979 National Horticultural Show, is almost as big as the city centre itself.
Hotel accomodation can be booked via the part Tourism.