Bonn is a city of roughly 310,000 inhabitants and is located in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It lies south of Cologne, on the Rhine River.
Founded as a Roman settlement, Bonn has been known more famously in recent memory as the birthplace of composer Ludwig van Beethoven and as the capital of West Germany from 1949-1990. It was the main seat of the German federal government until 1999. This is a collection of DW's latest content on the Federal City of Bonn.
For German hunters, it’s open season on wild boars all year round. There is, perhaps, good reason for the new decree, given that the African Swine Fever is rampant in a number of European countries east of Germany. From a forest near Bonn, Spectrum hosts Gabriel Borrud and Conor Dillon present Germany’s wild boar problem this week, while in search of the peculiarly robust beasts.
This year, storms have already left European cities like Paris and Bonn under water. A new study warns this is set to be the new normal – even if we keep global warming to the optimistic limit of 1.5 degree Celsius. DW spoke to scientist Richard Betts to find out more.
Paul Nkamani fled from Cameroon to Europe. Half of the people that were with him on the boat from Morocco to Spain died. While in Spain, he met German filmmaker Jakob Preuss. A documentary featuring Paul's story was be released in 2017. We met Paul in Bonn - here is his "message back home" to anyone thinking of migrating to Europe.
In the German city of Bonn, the classic American hamburger is a hot commodity among restauranteurs. Roughly 8 burger joints have opened within a 2.5-kilometer radius. Most of them over the past three years. These are gourmet burgers – not the typical fast food Germans have known since McDonald’s came over in the 1970s. Kathleen Schuster has been on the burger trail.