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Bonn, Germany - TUG 2023 tourism information

TUG 2023 will be held at the Hotel Collegium Leoninum, Bonn, Germany.

Tourism in and around Bonn

Bonn, a city of some 330,000 people, is situated on both sides of the River Rhine. Founded in Roman times, it is the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany (1949–1990) and the former seat of the Archbishop-Electors of Cologne (their palace today is the main seat of Bonn University with approximately 35,000 students). Bonn's most famous son is Beethoven.

The website has an English version and covers many aspects of the city.

City center

The historical center is one of the largest pedestrian areas in Germany and has a huge number of restaurants and street cafes. It covers the space between our hotel, the river, the Hauptbahnhof (central station) and the university. Everything is in easy walking distance.

Those who want to see it as a whole are invited to join one of the guided walking tours offered on Thursday afternoon and on Monday morning (about three hours). (Conference schedule.)

Within this area, the following sites are worth a visit:

Outside the city center

Museum district

This area is next to the former capital district; 10 minutes by tram: Line 66, stop ”Heussallee/Museumsmeile“.

Farther afield

For those who want to spend some more time in the Rhineland before or after the conference: Cologne and its Cathedral are 25 minutes by train; Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), the “capital” of Charlemagne's empire is an hour away. The Moselle valley and Trier (once the most important Roman town north of the Alps) are worth a detour of a day or two. And then there is the possibility of traveling up the Romantic Rhine by boat.

For assistance and more information on the area: our local host, Gert Fischer, earned his degree in history at Bonn University, and is the source of the information for this brief introduction. If questions or suggestions, please contact him at the conference address.

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