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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 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. The stops during the bus tours are: - Budapester Straße - Bonner Minster - Nussallee - Museum Mile - Bad Godesberg Redoute - Rhine bank - Kennedyallee - Kameha Hotel - WCCB - Museum König - Brassert Ufer Arrival Budapester Str. / Corner Sternstraße For more information, please check the detailed timetables at one of the above bus stops.

Koblenz: Old Town Sightseeing Cruise along the Rhine

2. Koblenz: Old Town Sightseeing Cruise along the Rhine

Discover one of Germany's oldest cities on a sightseeing cruise along the Rhine in Koblenz. Marvel at the Electoral Palace, Lahneck Castle, the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and more, and listen to interesting commentary as you travel. Board the cruise in the heart of Koblenz and set out to discover this historic city from the water. See one of the city's most iconic locations, Deutsches Eck, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet as you head towards the island of Niederwerth. Sail past the idyllic area of Vallendar, marvel at the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, enjoy views of the city's Old Town, and more, all while listening to interesting facts about these sights through the boat's speaker system. At the end of your cruise, you'll return to the starting point, the ideal spot from which to explore the city's sights on foot. 

Cologne to Königswinter: Siebengebirge Cruise

3. Cologne to Königswinter: Siebengebirge Cruise

Explore the spectacular Siebengebirge on a fascinating boat tour. Climb aboard in Cologne and cruise past Bonn and the legendary Drachenfels to Königswinter. Admire the stunning views of the countryside and the towns along the way. Departing the ship in Königswinter: The Drachenfels is the most famous mountain in the region surrounding Cologne and Bonn. At the top of the summit is a ruined castle which, together with the Drachenfels plateau, is one of the most popular recreation areas in the Rhineland. Stroll along the waterfront or head up the mountain with the Drachenfels Railway to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Rhine Valley and the Rolandsbogen. You can choose between a one-way cruise from Cologne to Königswinter or a roundtrip cruise from Cologne to Königswinter and back. If you opt for the roundtrip cruise, you’ll have sufficient time to explore Königswinter on your own. Please note: On Tuesdays and Wednesdays the cruises are operated by our partner ship the MS Beethoven. This ship provides the same quality level as our own KD ships, but may differ in certain ways. It is smaller (max capacity 300pax) than our MS Loreley and MS RheinFantasie and does not offer the same F&B options. Please be aware: Departure from Cologne at 9.30am, arrival in Königswinter at 13:30 Return from Königswinter back to Cologne: Sunday to Thursday at 16:40 (arrival in Cologne at 19:00) and Friday & Saturday at 15:40 (arrival in Cologne at 18:00)

Koblenz: Rhine Valley Castle Sightseeing Cruise

4. Koblenz: Rhine Valley Castle Sightseeing Cruise

Make unforgettable memories with this romantic cruise along the Rhine Castle Trail. Marvel at the picturesque landscapes of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on this cruise from Koblenz.  Hop aboard a comfortable boat at the Koblenz 2 Bridge and relax as you take in panoramic views of the city of Koblenz. Dive into the rich and diverse culture that’s developed in the city through the centuries with commentary over the ship's speakers.  See historical buildings like the Electoral Palace, Lahneck Castle, and the Stolzenfels Castle. Reach the mouth of the Lahn, which past the Deutsches Eck, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Learn about the Benedictine Johanneskloster Monastery and the Allerheiligenkapelle Chapel before returning to your starting point in Koblenz.

From Bonn: Rhine River to Linz Sightseeing Boat Tour

5. From Bonn: Rhine River to Linz Sightseeing Boat Tour

Boat tour from Bonn upstream to Linz and back.We start on the banks of the Rhine in Bonn city center at the "Alten Zoll" for our mini cruise on the Rhine.We pass the following sights on our journey: - The former government quarter in Bonn with plenary hall and Villa Hammerschmidt- Bonn arch- Bad Godesberg- Königswinter with the Siebengebirge with the world-famous Drachenfels and the Petersberg- Bad Honnef- uncle- Remagen with the Peace Museum in the "Bridge of Remagen"

Bonn: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

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

Get to know Bonn at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. 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. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. 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. 

Bonn: Former Government District Private Tour

7. Bonn: Former Government District Private Tour

This tour is designed for those eager to gain a comprehensive overview of Bonn's former government district and immerse themselves in its rich historical background during Bonn's era as the capital of West Germany. The journey begins at the Koenig Museum, leading visitors along Adenauerallee and taking a turn at the Federal Press Office towards the present-day United Nations Plaza. The tour culminates at the Bundesbüdchen, a charming checkpoint that marks the end of our journey. As the tour progresses, participants will be treated to distant views of prominent structures including Villa Hammerschmidt, Palais Schaumburg, and the former Federal Chancellery. Additionally, we will gaze upon the House of History and Bonn's characteristic skyscrapers, the "Langer Eugen" and the Post Tower, which both narrate tales of Bonn's vibrant past. The only indoor glimpse afforded during this tour is a brief peek into the luminous hall of the Koenig Museum from its foyer. The rest of the tour remains an outdoor adventure, ensuring participants soak in the rich history in an open, airy environment. At the conclusion of this tour, participants will have traversed the heart of the erstwhile "Bonn Republic", acquiring a rudimentary yet comprehensive understanding of its historical origins and developments, and identifying its architectural landmarks. The journey ends on a light note at the Bundesbüdchen, leaving participants with a smile and a rich reservoir of knowledge about Bonn's golden era.

Bonn: Private Guided Walking Tour

8. Bonn: Private Guided Walking Tour

Journey through history on a private guided walking tour of Bonn's Old Town. Find out about the city's founding in Roman times, and learn about its most famous son, Ludwig van Beethoven. Admire centuries-old buildings still standing proud today, including the Electoral Palace and Bonn Minster. After meeting your guide, set off on your walking tour of Bonn, a charming city split in two by the Rhine river. Marvel at the magnificence of the Electoral Palace and the splendor of the monuments from the times of the Electors. See Bonn Minster and hear about its almost 800-year-old history. Pass by Beethoven's birthplace and house and the Beethoven Monument as you discover the city's highlights. With your guide, find out about the two coronations that took place at Bonn Minster, Beethoven's life and compositions, and the witch burnings during the times of the Black Death. Enjoy views of the majestic Sieben mountains in the distance too.

Bonn: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

9. Bonn: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Bonn at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "Beethoven Haus”, “Bonner Münster”, “Münster Platz" and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “St. Remigius Church” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at Altes Rathaus. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Bonn: Escape Room Games

10. 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.

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Loved this trip even through we didn’t arrive in Konigswinter until 2pm. You don’t see any castles until you arrive at Konigswinter. Took the cog train up (follow the crowd off the boat!) to the ruins, had a quick tour of the castle (beautiful) grabbed an ice cream outside the the castle and walked back down into town. Took a quick look round the town and back onto the boat. We were back in Cologne just after 7pm, we had beautiful weather and enjoyed the day!

I really enjoyed this cruise. The boats are amazing - much nicer than expected. The service onboard was great and the food fantastic. Konigswinter is lovely. I recommend getting the cable car up to the mountain.

A very fine experience. However, the Getyourguide tickets were not recognized by the scanner while boarding. Something to be fixed! Not sure if Getyourguide is the best site to order these tickets.

It was really beautiful and more than affordable Also the stuff are really friendly and kind. It is amazing experience. I would definitely recommend.

The experience was really amazing. The route is so scenic & serene