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Bonn travel guide

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You're Going to Love Bonn

Bonn was the capital city of West Germany and is still a major center for conferences and exhibitions. The birthplace of Beethoven, it is a city of culture and music, with plenty of cafes and bars in summer.

This is an atmospheric, small city with a vibrant student culture, and it makes a good touring base for the surrounding Eifel and Rhine areas.

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The city has a mild, northern European climate. Temperatures rarely exceed 60 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and drop to around 30 in winter. The carnival in February makes this a good time to visit.

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Where to Stay in Bonn

The Max Hostel on Maxstrasse offers good central accommodation with dorm rooms. The Kameha Grand Bonn Hotel is a modern 5-star option on the banks of the Rhine and just 20 minutes from downtown.

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Shopping Streets

Bonn has the usual big chain department stores around the city center and there is a good supermarket, Basic, on Maximilianstrasse. More upscale shopping is centered around Martinsplatz and Sternstrasse.

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A quart of milk in Bonn costs around EUR1 and a dozen large eggs are EUR2.44.

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Where to Eat in Bonn

Brauhaus Bönnsch on Sterntorbrücke offers good local food from EUR15, while Roses on Martinsplatz has Italian-influenced European fare from EUR20 for mains.