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Bonn: Welcome to our headquarters

If you're interested in the fields of intercultural dialogue and media you’re invited to visit our broadcasting center in Bonn.

Dear visitors,

due to the ongoing tense pandemic situation, we are unfortunately unable to offer any face-to-face events at our locations in Bonn and Berlin and tour our broadcasting facilities at this time in 2022.

As soon as we can open our doors again, we will inform you here.

In the meantime, we'll be happy to welcome you with exciting digital formats, introduce you to DW in all its diversity, and get you talking to our media professionals.

If you are interested in our company presentation and exchanging with our experts in the digital space, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to offer you a customized visitor's program as a digital event or, if feasible, we can also come to your institution on request.

We look forward to seeing you and to a lively exchange.


International broadcasting in times of misinformation and fake news

Are you working in the field of media or looking for a career in journalism? Are you engaged in the worldwide cultural dialogue or a partner in foreign politics? We would be happy to exchange experiences with you and welcome you in our broadcasting center in Bonn.

Made for Minds – Germany’s voice in the world

Your visit will start with an overview of our company profile and fields of activity. You will get an insight look at our modern multimedia organization that provides news and information in 30 languages. By introducing you to our journalistic content we will illustrate our brand topics and values. You are also going to learn about DW Akademie, Germany's leading organization in international media development.

Meet with experts

Following the general introduction you will have the opportunity to discuss topics of specific interest with one or several of our qualified experts from more than 60 nations. Depending on your country of origin, we can also try to arrange a visit to the news desk for your native language.

A variety of impressions

On our tour through the broadcasting center you will explore various components of our studio operations, such as a live broadcast, audio, video or television production. We will also explain to you our distribution channels. The tour is organized around the production and broadcasting activities on that particular day. 

Our multilingual guides from different nationalities will also explain to you the architecture and history of the famous Schürmann building. 

Practical information

The visitor program usually takes two hours. Talks with experts and special programs, or panels, may last longer. 

The size of the group may vary between six and 20 participants. Larger groups demand a special agreement. Our service is free of charge and can be arranged from Monday to Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. The tours are available in German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian. 

Please let us know which topics you are most interested in. We kindly advise you to contact us at least one month before your visit.

We thank you for your interest and look forward to your visit.
Your DW visitor service team

Please write to:
Deutsche Welle
Visitor Service
Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3
53113 Bonn
Fax: +49.228.429.2040

Lunch at the cafeteria
If you would like to eat lunch at our cafeteria, please bear in mind that cash, debit and credit cards are not accepted. You can purchase a visitor's meal ticket by ordering in advance. The price is 10 euros per person and includes food and beverages. To arrange your meal ticket, please contact Yvonne Ortsiefer or Markus Hönerbach at the cafeteria's business office, phone +49.228.429-2072, e-mail or

For renting one of our conference rooms, please contact:

For questions beyond the visitor service, please contact:


Catherine Beckmann

Catherine Beckmann

Corporate Communications
Head of Visitor Service

Fax +49.228.429-2040