Since its establishment during the Federal Garden Show in 1979, the Recreation Park "Rheinaue" has grown into a landmark of Bonn and a highly frequented local leisure area. It is located in the geographical heart of the city and encompasses 160 hectares. On any day with great weather, we strongly recommend you go there and enjoy the Auensee lake with six pontoon bridges, which invites boating, the Japanese Garden, the Miniature golf course, the Bee House, great gastronomy, and much more. The park is a 1-hour walk away or can be reached via public transport in ca. 40 minutes (walk to Bonn Central Station and take Train Line 66 to "Rheinaue").
A 10 minutes’ walk away from the venue are the Botanic Gardens of the University of Bonn. Take a look around the world of plants. Experience the Palace Garden with its record-breaking trees, take a tour of the glasshouses and enjoy the summer kitchen garden with all its herbs and scents. Bonn University Botanic Gardens are always an experience. Except on Sundays and public holidays, you do not need to pay anything for your visit to the garden. We also recommend the "Nees Café & Restaurant" right next to the gardens for great drinks and food.
More than 20 museums are to be discovered in Bonn. An overview of them with a map is provided here. Some of the museums are unique Germany-wide and have drawn several million visitors to date. The so-called "Museum Mile" features great diversity of art, music (especially for Schumann and Beethoven) and culture from all around the world.
The Siebengebirge and its Nature Park are a 40 hills range of ancient volcanic origin southeast of Bonn. The area is popular tourist destination for hiking, museums and sightseeing, such as the castle Schloss Drachenburg. If you have a free day, you should definitely consider to enjoy great hikes and landmarks. A detailed description of how to get there and back from Bonn by public trains and all activities is given here, but in Germany only.