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Bornheim is a town in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the West bank of the Rhine, approx. 10 km north-west of Bonn (Bonn vacation rentals | Bonn travel guide), 20 km south of Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide).
The town borders on Bonn to the south, the towns of Alfter and Swisttal to the southwest, the town of Weilerswist to the west, the towns of Brühl (Brühl vacation rentals | Brühl travel guide) and Wesseling to the north, as well as the Rhine-bordering town of Niederkassel (Niederkassel vacation rentals | Niederkassel travel guide) in the east.
Bornheim is divided up into 14 districts: Bornheim, Brenig, Dersdorf, Hemmerich, Hersel, Kardorf, Merten, Rösberg, Roisdorf, Sechtem, Uedorf, Walberberg, Waldorf and Widdig.
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Bornheim borders on Bonn, Germany’s former capital, in the South and is only 12 miles South of Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide), Germany’s media center and home of the world—famous Cologne Cathedral. Cologne hosts a number of trade shows, such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne International Furniture Fair and the Photokina. It is also well known for its Carnival celebrations, the annual reggae summerjam and Cologne Gay Pride. Bonn is the seat of some of Germany's largest corporate players, chiefly in the areas of telecommunications and logistics. Simultaneously, Bonn has established itself as an important national and international center of meetings, conventions and conferences, many of which are directly related to the work of the United Nations. As you can see, there are many reasons why people would want or need to visit Cologne and Bonn. It can be exciting to spend some time in a buzzing city, but it also gets exhausting soon. Those of you, who want to be able to recharge your batteries from time to time or just save some money on hotel fees, are well advised to book yourselves into a guesthouse in Bornheim.
Bornheim has great public transport. There is a tramway system in the whole Rhein—Sieg district, which gets you around quick and easy. You can reach Cologne and Bonn by tram in only a couple of minutes all day long. Additionally, there is a frequent train connection between the three cities and you can even use public busses.
Things to Do in Bornheim:
A highlight of Bornheim is its HallenFreizeitBadm, a giant water park that consists of several in— and outdoor pools, various saunas and steam baths, playgrounds for children, relaxation areas and a restaurant. Additionally there is a spa area, where you can enjoy massages or work on your perfect tan in the solarium.
Dining Out in Bornheim:
Bornheim has many great cafes, pubs and restaurants, which are just waiting for you to be discovered. If you really want to indulge yourself, book a table at Hotel Rheinterrassen. This hotel and restaurant has been a traditional family business since 1645, is located right by the river Rhine and serves delicious upscale food. Should you prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, check out Pinup. This highly modern and stylish venue is a bowling alley, restaurant and bar at the same time, where you can party and enjoy yourself all night long. There is also an amazing breakfast brunch served every Sunday from 10am until 2pm.
More about the History of Bornheim
Schloss Bornheim was built in the early 1700s. Over the years, Bornheim has absorbed neighboring cities, most of which were struggling financially. On 1 January 1981, the municipality received its city rights.
Bornheim is a town in the Rhein—Sieg district, in North Rhine—Westphalia. What makes Bornheim special is its great location right between two major cities. Bornheim offers the best of both worlds. One the one hand it is only a stone’s throw away from Bonn and Cologne and on the other hand Bornheim is a tranquil place surrounded by beautiful nature, where you can spend your days in relaxed atmosphere.
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