Bonn, Germany - twinned with Oxford since 1947

River in Bonn, Germany

Located on the Rhine River, Bonn is one of Germany's oldest and most historic cities. Famous as the birthplace of Beethoven, this vibrant university city is renowned for its rich architecture, culture, and history.

Bonn offers a mile-long stretch of museums, numerous cafes, restaurants, and inns serving North Rhine Westphalia specialties. In April, the Nordstadt neighbourhood is transformed by stunning cherry blossoms, creating picturesque scenes that draw visitors from around the world.

The Bonn Botanical Garden, part of the University of Bonn since 1818, occupies the site of the erstwhile castle gardens of the Archbishop of Cologne, dating back to the 14th century.

Bonn is also recognised as a centre for environmental health and sustainability, hosting the WHO European Centre for Environmental Health. Additionally, it's the birthplace of the globally known Haribo confectionery, invented here in 1922.

For more insights into Bonn and its connection with Oxford, visit the Bonn Link website.

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