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.
The European Union is trying to tackle plastic waste on Europe's beaches. One of the chief culprits is disposable coffee cups. The German city of Bonn is home to just over 320,000 people, but each day they throw away 40,000 disposable coffee cups. However a few cafes are showing a green alternative.