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Bonn: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

1. Bonn: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Discover the best parts of Bonn with a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. See a variety of iconic attractions from the open deck, then stop to explore up to 11 popular areas and landmarks. Put on your headphones to learn interesting facts about the city with the help of an audio guide. Climb aboard at the stop of your choice and explore a historic city, once inhabited by the Romans, and now one of Germany's top cities for economic and international relations affairs. Travel through more than 2,000 years of history as you pass Bonn's many neighborhoods. Experience the south district, with its picturesque late 19th century houses, and the Museum Mile, with its renowned institutions. Immerse yourself in Bonn's new international center, with the UN campus and the global headquarters of Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Post DHL. Enjoy the unique panorama of the Siebengebirge hills at the gateway to the Rhine and the flair of the former spa and residence town of Bad Godesberg, with beautiful villas. Navigate the city using the bus for a whole day and acquire a deeper appreciation for its culture.

Cologne: Nostalgic Tour in German in Vintage Bus

2. Cologne: Nostalgic Tour in German in Vintage Bus

Immerse yourself in Cologne's past and enjoy a nostalgic journey through the city. Experience the 50s and 60s during this exciting journey through time. Board the vintage bus and be welcomed by your guide, who will be wearing a petticoat ‒ the famous fluffy skirt. See the city through the windows of an old Swiss postbus or a vintage bus from 1960 and experience a piece of the vivid past. Discover all aspects of Cologne after the reconstruction. Start near the cathedral, Cologne's landmark. Drive through the Gerlingsquartier, over the ring roads and through the Griechenmarktviertel until you arrive in the Südstadt. Get a glance at the picturesque Old Town before returning to the Komödienstraße close to the cathedral.

Bonn: Escape Room Games

3. Bonn: Escape Room Games

Put your skills to the test in one of 5 different escape rooms. Use your combined intellect to figure out the solutions to these different situations and try to escape before time runs out. Before you start the escape room of your choice, you will receive a short briefing. The game masters will also be able to offer you support if needed. Use clues, solve puzzles, and maybe learn something new about your other teammates. Choose between one of the following escape rooms: Sherlock - Dr. Watson and Mary have disappeared and you have 60 minutes to find the two and escape. Crime Scene - Annemarie has been found dead in the morning hours. You and your team will be called to the scene. Where is the murder weapon? Robin - Free the maiden and give the Sheriff of Nottingham's treasure to the poor. Cuckoo's Nest 1 - You're locked in a 1960s insane asylum. Try and figure out how to escape. Cuckoo's Nest 2 - Book a second Cuckoo's Nest room and compete against another team.

Bonn: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

4. Bonn: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Explore Bonn at your own pace on this outdoor scavenger hunt available on your smartphone. Hunt for clues as you discover the city on foot and see highlights, including the Altes Rathaus and the Beethoven House. After downloading your city exploration app, start your adventure at St. Remigius Church. Work your way through fun challenges and puzzles that lead you to important landmarks, such as Beethoven House, Bonn Minster, and Münster Platz.  Solve questions about the city's top sights, collect points along the way, and pause whenever you want to take a break. Scout out the best sights and hidden gems, using the map function in the app to help you get there.  Find answers hidden in places like signs and pictures and enjoy creative tasks, such as photography challenges. Finish your game at the Altes Rathaus, the beautiful Old Town Hall.

Bonn: City Center Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

5. Bonn: City Center Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

Explore the most famous sights of the city center of Bonn on a self-guided walking tour. Solve puzzles, get informative commentary and find many hidden details along the way. Visit the Sterntor, the medieval buildings, the town hall, and more. On the way, you will solve tasks and crack small riddles. Learn about the history and culture of Bonn while strolling through the streets. Along the way, you can stop for some refreshments at any time. Use the hints to find the best sights and hidden gems of the city. You will know about the metal plates with engraved names of writers and their works in front of the town hall. Stroll through the picturesque streets and discover Bonn on this fun tour. 

Bonn Regio WelcomeCard with Guidebook

6. Bonn Regio WelcomeCard with Guidebook

Discover Bonn and the surrounding area the affordable and easy way with the Bonn Regio WelcomeCard. Explore the city on your own, ride the public transport for free, get free admission to over 20 museums, and enjoy other discounts. Visit the following attractions and sights in Bonn and the surrounding area: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany: one exhibition free of charge Kunstmuseum Bonn: 50% discount on admission Haus der Geschichte (House of History): free admission Museum Koenig: 50% discount on admission Deutsches Museum: €4 discount on adult fee/€6 discount on family ticket LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn: €4 discount on adult fee/€6 discount on family ticket Max Ernst Museum: reduced ticket Adenauer-Haus: free admission Bonn Egyptian Museum: free admission Academic Art Museum: 10% discount on admission Arithmeum: free admission Arp Museum: 50% discount on admission August-Macke-Haus: reduced price ticket for €6 Beethoven-Haus: 10% discount on admission Beethoven Orchestra: welcome package with all tickets Bonner Kunstverein: free admission Burg Wissem: admission for €3.50 Bonn Women’s Museum: free admission Rheinbach Glass Museum: free admission Heimatmuseum Altwindeck: 20% discount on admission Brühl Castle: 50% discount on admission Drachenburg Castle: reduced admission Schumann House Music Library: free admission Siebengebirgsmuseum in Königswinter: 50% discount on admission Siegberg City Museum: free admission City Museum and Ernst Moritz Arndt House: 50% discount on admission Bonn city tour: reduced price ticket Drachenfels Railway: 20% discount Fragrance Museum in Cologne: up to 50% discount ITour: 1 euro discount Chocolate Museum in Cologne: reduced price ticket Spielbank Bad Neuenahr: reduced admission Sauna Park Siebengebirge: 10% discount Bonner Personen Schiffahrt (boat ride): 30% discount KD Köln Düsseldorfer (boat ride): 20% discount Personenschiffahrt Siebengebirge (boat ride): 20% discount Brauhaus Bönnsch: 1 Bönnsch for lunch Stattreisen Bonn Erleben (city tour): 25% discount Fischereimuseum Bergheim an der Sieg: free admission Willy-Brandt-Forum: 50% discount on admission Ahr thermal baths in Bad Neuenahr: 10% discount City-Marketing Bad Godesberg: reduced price ticket for embassy walking tour Der KölnShop: 15% discount on souvenirs Cologne Tourist Information guides: 15% discount Frau Holle Fashion Art Café: 1 cappuccino for breakfast Parkrestaurant Rheinaue: 1 glass of sparkling wine with a meal BonnInformation (tourist information center): free city map Römerkanal-Informationszentrum: free tote bag Bistro Clementine in the President Hotel Bonn: 1 glass of beer with a meal Eli's Deli Restaurant in the Landidyll Hotel Weidenbrück: 10% discount on meals JUFA Hotel Königswinter: 10% discount on restaurant bills “The Grill” Restaurant in the Hilton Hotel Bonn: 20% discount

Bonn: Escape Game App & Self-Guided Walking or Cycling Tour

7. Bonn: Escape Game App & Self-Guided Walking or Cycling Tour

Get to know Bonn while playing an escape game. Download the app to your phone, then meet your friends or family in the center of the city. Walk or cycle to different sites, receive clues, and solve a crime. Go on a tour that is interactive, fun, and perfect for groups of 2 to 5 people. Start your tour by meeting in the city center. Listen to a fictional crime case about a police officer turned author who has disappeared. His latest book should have been a bestseller, but that, too, has gone missing. Visit several witnesses and try to find out what has happened and crack the case. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks as you go. As you search for clues, marvel at Bonn’s famous sights. Visit 15 different locations. See if you and your team can set the record for the fastest tour. Enjoy completing some extra tasks from the app after the tour has finished.

Cologne Südstadt Tour in German

8. Cologne Südstadt Tour in German

Cologne's Südstadt – three "Veedel" (neighbourhoods), each with a different character but also its own charm. Tour the Severinsviertel, a former worker's neighbourhood, the Rheinauhafen and the bourgeois Neustadt Süd. Let your guide explain to you the close connection of the three Veedel in spite of their differences. Learn about the impact of industrialisation on Cologne. Find out how foresightful city administration implemented a ring road concept and which famous personages shaped the Severinsviertel and the Südstadt.

Bonn-Hangelar: Sightseeing Helicopter Flight

9. Bonn-Hangelar: Sightseeing Helicopter Flight

Experience the world from a bird's eye view and discover the incredibly fascinating area around Bonn and Cologne with an unforgettable helicopter flight. Take a scenic flight with a professional pilot and marvel at stunning views of ancient buildings and elegant homes as far as Bonn, Siebengebierge, and Cologne city center. Take off from Bonn-Hangelar Airport and enjoy an incredible birds-eye view of the towns, cities, and lush nature below. Snap amazing photos throughout your journey as you fly over some beautiful scenery. Use your headsets to communicate with your pilot during your flight. Feel free to ask questions about flying, helicopters, and the local landscape.

Bonn: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

10. Bonn: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour through Bonn. Explore the city at your own pace and see iconic highlights like Altes Rathaus, Sterntor, and many more. Decipher riddles, solve tasks, and unlock facts about the city. You will receive the download instructions after booking the tour. After downloading the app you will first visit the beautiful Bonn Hbf. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle. Next, you will visit the Bonner Münster, Beethoven-Denkmal, Beethoven-Haus, and the Schloßkirche Bonn. Use the hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee or a break at any time. The wonderful route continues to the Altes Rathaus and Kurfürstliches Schloss. Finally, you will end the tour at Ägyptisches Museum. Stroll through the picturesque streets and discover the real Bonn on this fun tour while working as a team. 

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based on 793 reviews

Harry gave us a very entertaining and culinary tour of southern Cologne. In terms of the concept, it might be nice to include/plan one drink in the selection. But it's just an idea, making it always suitable for everyone in a large diverse group is certainly difficult. We had a lot of fun on the trip. Best regards

Harry offered a very amusing tour from start to finish and also gave very interesting information about Cologne and its southern part. The 5 food stops were well chosen and very well coordinated in terms of time and quantity. Overall a highly recommended tour.

This tour was a beautiful culinary day with many great Cologne anecdotes. We can only recommend the guide Harry to everyone, he knows Cologne like the back of his hand and knew the right answer to all questions. It was a beautiful day and a lot of fun!

An excellent tour of the south end of Cologne, which is off the beaten path of the tourist trail. 5 taste stops with many stories and facts about the town. Bernie knows his stuff!

Meine Frau und ich spielen regelmäßig Escape Games. Hier war die Umsetzung wirklich gut gelungen. Mal was anderes. Und ja, wir haben den Fall gelöst