Our motto is „Komm als Gast, gehe als Freund“ which, loosely translated, means „come as a guest and leave as a friend“. Bonn citizens are waiting to share their Bonn with you, a city with over 2000 years of history.
Bonn is a multi-faceted city: it is located on the Rhein river and nestled by the Siebengebirge (Seven Hills); it is the birthplace of Beethoven and home to the yearly Beethoven Festival; it is the former capital city of Germany (from 1949 to 1999); it is the birth place of Haribo Gummi Bears; it is Germany’s United Nations city host to 19 UN organisations; it is a university town with 35,000 students and 550 professors; it is the headquarters for stock-exchange enlisted companies Deutsche Post / DHL and Deutsche Telecom as well as Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle with programs in 30 languages.
Come and spend some time with a Bonn Greeter. Enjoy the walk, the cultural exchange, the anecdotes…the friendship.
*From 1961 to 1963 John le Carré was deputy embassy counsellor in Bonn.