Discover Bonn in the footsteps of Ludwig van Beethoven and learn about the composer’s life and career. Explore Old Town’s highlights and visit the House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany. Enjoy an exclusive full-day trip from Cologne.

  • Explore Bonn’s Old Town with a 5-Stars Private Guide
  • See the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Visit the House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Enjoy exotic plants at the Bonn University Botanic Gardens
  • Enjoy convenient private car transfers from Cologne

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  • 7 Hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish
  • Car Transport
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The city of Bonn is famously known as the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, and the legacy of this masterful composer can still be found throughout the city. Travel from Cologne to Bonn to discover its top attractions, historic buildings and museums. Fall in love with one of Germany’s oldest cities!

Your 7-hour tour begins with a pickup from your Cologne accommodation, so you can enjoy a convenient, direct transfer to Bonn by a clean, air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival in the city, embark on a fun and cultural tour of the historic Old Town to discover its must-see sights and hidden gems! Follow your Private Guide along the charming cobblestone streets to admire the 1,000-year-old Bonn Minster, the University of Bonn housed in the historic Kurfürstliches Schloss, and the Rococo-style Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), which adds to the character of the Old Market Square.

This is where Ludwig van Beethoven spent his childhood, as commemorated by the annual Beethoven festival and the statue on the city square. See the 18th-century house where Beethoven was born and St Remigius Church and visit St. Remigius Church where he played the organ as a student. See also the Theater Bonn Opera House and take a stroll along the Rhine promenade to see the 17th-century defensive structure Alter Zoll am Rhein and a sculpture of Beethoven by Markus Lüpertz.

Another highlight of this tour will be visiting the Bonn University Botanic Gardens – a paradise with old trees, systematic beds and greenhouses with exotic plants from all over the world. It’s a great place to escape the crowds and relax in nature. The last stop of this tour will be the House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany, where you can discover the post-war history of Germany through an impressive collection of photos, films and artifacts such as everyday objects, insignia, and technical devices.

  • Full-day trip from Cologne to Bonn – Beethoven’s birthplace
  • 5-Stars Guide who speaks fluently in the chosen language
  • Tickets to the Bonn University Botanic Gardens
  • Free entry to St Remigius Church and the House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Private car transfer with a pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (optional)

Important information

Meeting point

Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in Cologne

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • We will arrange private transfers in a standard car (sedan) for groups of 1-4 people, and in a large van for groups of 5 people and more. If you’re traveling in a smaller group but want to travel in a more spacious car, we recommend booking a tour for 5 people to take advantage of the van transport.
  • During the tour, lunch and table reservations can be arranged upon request.
  • The House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany is closed on Mondays.
  • Please note that visits to St Remigius Church during scheduled events as well as the daily, Sunday and holiday services are limited, so there may be occasions where tours will only take place from the outside.