Bonn, about 30 kilometres south of Cologne, has long since ceased to be in the world's political spotlight. Once Berlin became the seat of parliament and government in 1999, the provisional capital of the Federal Republic was left to its own devices. And yet, with more than 2000 years of history, Bonn has a lot to offer. If you look at Bonn from the nearby Siebengebirge (Seven Mountains), you will notice the "Lange Eugen" office building, even though the "Post Tower", headquarters of the logistics group Deutsche Post DHL, now rises considerably higher at 162.5 metres. Deutsche Telekom AG is more architecturally unobtrusive, but with 20,000 employees is an even more important feature of the city. At least as well known as the DAX companies, are the small colourful bears from Bonn. In November 2013 the first "Haribo Store" opened in the hometown of the gummy bears. The shop is always busy, day after day. The irony of the story: in the summer of 2014 the confectionery manufacturer announced that, after almost 100 years, it was moving its HQ to the neighbouring town of Grafschaft for reasons of space. A consolation: the new store and probably also the name Haribo, composed of the words "Hans Riegel Bonn", will probably remain. But "Harigra" sounds rather odd. At least, that's what the people of Bonn think.
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This little big city nonetheless has an international scope: there are around 150 non-governmental organisations in Bonn, along with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), both retaining their main location in the former capital.
Bonn also plays a premiere cultural role: Beethoven's birthplace lies directly on the Rhine and is surrounded by delightful scenery. The impressive historic city centre invites you to stroll in its large pedestrian zone, while around 30 museums and numerous sports and music events provide entertainment and variety. Experience the many facets of a city that is characterised by the zest for life and hospitality of the Rhineland!
Centro Hotel Group has responded to the continuing boom on Berlin's hotel market. On 1 March 2017 the Hamburg group acquired Park Hotel Blub in Berlin-Neukölln. The 151-room hotel in the south-east of the capital is located within easy access of the Tempelhofer Freiheit, the Convention Center and …