The birthplace of Beethoven, the capital of (West) Germany, Bonn is a city full of character and history. It is small enough to walk across in an hour, with cafes and restaurants dotted around in the open and welcoming squares. Its beautiful architecture will make you forget you’ve been walking for hours! If you love Oxford, then you will definitely love Bonn.

The city has plenty to keep you busy, with countless festivals, museums, castles, churches and markets. It will make for a perfect family holiday, or a cultural escape with your friends. Bonn is located on the banks of the Rhine and is just thirty minutes from Cologne airport. The city is the headquarters of Deutsche Post (DHL) and Deutsche Telekom and claimed itself a new profile as the German City of the United Nations after the opening of the Bonn UN Campus in July 1996. The city is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Germany, it is a city for ALL!

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Meet your Twin City Reps to Bonn

Shukria Rezaei

City Rep

I’m a poet and have great love for travelling because I believe travelling improves my vision and understanding of the real world and helps me to reflect upon my journey as a whole. Representing Oxford in its twin city, Bonn, means representing Oxford’s multiculturalism and its ancient seat of learning. I welcome challenges positively, and I hope I use this resilience and strength as a city rep.

Husnia Safari

City Rep

Guten Tag!

My name is Husnia. I’m currently in my final year of university studying Mathematics and Economics. I am multilingual and find language to be the door to different cultures and its people.

The Twin City Links initiative is a very exciting project for me, as it will allow me and everyone involved to see a different side of the world. It will help us broaden our perspectives along the way and open doors for the youth in Oxford to explore the unique way of life that each twin city has to offer, as well as their traditions and customs.

My favourite pastimes include photography, writing the occasional poem and drawing  things that would capture my imagination.

I am looking forward to sharing my experience of the beautiful city of Bonn with you all on my Instagram page.

Twinned with Oxford since: 1947

Volunteer association: Oxford Bonn Link