The trendy Hotel Königshof (5) (00 0; hotel-koenifshof-bonn.de) at Adenauerallee 9 has been one of the city's best places to stay since opening in 1872.
She loved it so much she presented the property with an oversized portrait of herself.Tables are laid out beneath a 200-year-old chestnut tree with views across the Rhine. For an even more local tipple, try Bonnsch (16) (00 49 228 65 0610; boennsch.de) at Sterntorbucke 4, which brews its own beer on site. singleportal Saale A half-pint costs €2.55 Dining with the locals The Em Hoettche (17) (00 49 228 69 0009; at Markt 4 is one of Bonn's oldest restaurants, dating back to 1389.Continue straight ahead, crossing Markt (1) with its cafés, ice-cream shops and sweet-smelling fruit stalls.You can't miss the exquisite white Rococo-style Old Town Hall (11), the gilded balcony of which has played host to royalty and presidents.
You'll find everything from vintage clothing and cutting-edge jewellery to classic German wines, modern art and Asian ceramics.Typical opening hours are 10am to 6pm Monday-Saturday. An aperitif Alter Zoll (15) (00 49 228 24 1243; alterzoll.de) on Brassertufer is Bonn's loveliest beer garden. Next month sees this elegant German city celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born in Bonn in 1770.Among the 68 events planned are concerts, films and lectures held across the city in venues as varied as castles and tram depots.The tourist office (3) (00 49 228 77 5000; bonn-region.de) is close to the train station (2) at Windeckstrasse 1.