Bonn, Germany - Twinned 1947
Bonn, situated on the banks of the Rhine, is one of Germany’s oldest cities. The birthplace of Beethoven, Bonn is a vibrant university city, with very interesting architecture, culture and history, a whole mile of museums, and many cafes, restaurants and hostelries serving North Rhine Westphalia specialities. Bonn is also famous for its picturesque cherry blossom-lined streets in the Nordstadt neighbourhood which flower in April. The Bonn Botanical Garden was founded in 1818 as part of the University of Bonn, on the site of what had been the castle gardens for the Archbishop of Cologne since the 14th century.
Bonn is home to the WHO European Centre for Environmental Health and is well known as a hub for organisations focusing on sustainability. Haribo confectionery, known worldwide, was invented in Bonn in 1922.
Further information can be found on the Bonn Link website.