10 Things to Do in Bad Honnef That You Shouldn't Miss

August 23, 2017 Diedre Savory

Bad Honnef is a spa town in Germany near Bonn in the Rhein-Sieg district, North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located on the border of the neighbouring state Rhineland-Palatinate. To the north it lies on the slopes of the Drachenfels (“Dragon's Rock”) mountain, part of the Siebengebirge.
Restaurants in Bad Honnef

1. Schloss Drachenburg

Drachenfelsstr. 118, 53639 Koenigswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2223 901970
Excellent
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4.5 based on 432 reviews

Schloss Drachenburg

Reviewed By GLENN R - Tamworth, Australia

An interesting ride up the mountain by cog railway, leads the way to Drachenberg Castle. An amazing story of it's construction and history is told as you traverse the many restored rooms of this rather modern mansion. The views back over the Rhine are spectacular and the grounds are extremely well maintained.

2. Arp Museum

Hans-Arp-Allee 1, 53424 Remagen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 2228 94250
Excellent
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Arp Museum

Reviewed By diplomatBonn - Coimbra District, Portugal

It is in Rolandseck, a small museum, it is good to plan a lunch at the restaurant at the same time, to make it an outing!

Zennigsweg 8a | Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 8c, 53604 Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2224 9210
Excellent
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

AdenauerHaus

Reviewed By David F - Chester, United Kingdom

I was a little doubtful about this as the tours are only in German and so could have been very boring however I was pleasantly surprised by my experience. I had assumed the tours were hourly on the hour but this is not the case and arriving at 10am found the first tour was at 10.35. They probably run according to demand. This gave a chance to look round the village and browse the exhibition - again all in German with no English information at all. Luckily I found a leaflet in Spanish which described the life of Adenauer and the main rooms of the house. This, together with help from the guide and my fellow visitor meant that I could get a good idea of what we were seeing. Besides the house and garden are interesting simply to see. You go inside to see a couple of rooms but then go out to see his summer house / study and you look into other rooms through the windows. I knew nothing about KA before my visit - I do now know something. The visit is free. If in the area it is well worth calling in. The house is a short uphill walk from the train and tram stops.

4. German National Museum of Contemporary History

Willie Brandt Allee 14, 53113 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 228 91650
Excellent
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4.5 based on 838 reviews

German National Museum of Contemporary History

Reviewed By Blumit

I visited the museum exactly on the day of Global Climate Conference. The exposition starts already in the underground station, right before the museum entrance. This time photos from massive German coal mines where displayed. Purely from the visual perspective the photos where magnificent, but obviously coal is not most environmentally friendly way to heat our houses or produce electricity.
Mr. Adenauer's Mercedes and his train are on display. Several audio and video installations, as well as books, describe his time in German government.
Unfortunately due to reconstruction main part of the museum was closed. Still it was interesting to learn about Germany as the country of societies (Verein). There are more than 600000 of them in Germany.
I also enjoyed a nice display of German automobile history with yet one more government "pullman" Mercedes.
The museum is completely free of charge. There is a nice cafeteria on the 1st floor of the museum. Free WiFi is offered throughout the museum. You can reach the place by U66/67. Takes about 7-8 minutes from Bonn central station. I walked along the river. Walk from Bonn central station to the museum lasts around 1-1.5h.
I definitely enjoyed my several hours there.
99% of the signs are in German. Several reviewers already said they would've liked to see English explanations as well, till now it's not done. Nevertheless it's worth the visit.

5. Haus Rabenhorst O. Lauffs GmbH & Co. KG

Scheurener Strasse 4, 53572 Unkel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 2224 18050
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Haus Rabenhorst O. Lauffs GmbH & Co. KG

Reviewed By Elizabeth H - Gorring

If you are a health fanatic, or just go for bio, or suffer from most common illnesses do not forget that organic drinks they sell can help you a lot, and even when you are healthy it will do you a lot of good. A superb selection of fruit and vegetable organic pure juices is just awaiting you.

Drachenfels 1, 53639 Koenigswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2223 296990
Excellent
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4.5 based on 561 reviews

Drachenfels

Reviewed By Henry B

I have been coming here since I was 6 or 7 years old - my grandfather would have me ride on a donkey to the top and tell me the story of how Siegrfried slayed that dragon. You can walk up either along a paved road or along winding paths through the woods or you can take a train up (8 euros one way or 10 euros round trip). At the end of the train line is a touristy bar, restaurant area. From there you still have a short but steep walk all the way to the top. The ruins are as drama as the views of the Rhine.

7. Birkenstock Fachgeschaeft GmbH & Co KG

Rheinstrasse 2, 53604 Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2224 9238102
Excellent
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3.5 based on 14 reviews

Birkenstock Fachgeschaeft GmbH & Co KG

Reviewed By Schatzi_12 - Melbourne, Australia

Coming from Australia where Birkenstock sandels cost a small fortune and the range is quite limited, this outlet store is amazing. Although it's out of the way the sheer variety of styles and sizes are well worth the effort.
I stumbled across the store through an internet search after finding it very difficult to purchase them in Koblenz. We travelled by train from Boppard and although it took us an hour to get there, I ended up with 6 pairs of Birkenstock for myself and family members.
Look out for the "II Wahl " section, this is the " outlet or sonderpreis" section, factory seconds- small flaws on most where some great savings can be made.
Although I was told it was a 15 minute walk from the train station, I chose to take a taxi for € 6.70 one way, money well spent as the store is in an industrial area and quite difficult to find by foot unless driving. There is also a cafe to park anyone not as keen on shopping.

8. Freizeitpark Rheinaue

Bonn, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Excellent
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4.5 based on 415 reviews

Freizeitpark Rheinaue

Reviewed By John E - Melbourne, Australia

I visited this park during the UN climate conference, often walking between the two zones. It must be a lovely park in summer, but it was especially beautiful in late autumn with all the reds and yellows of the leaves falling from the trees and blanketting the ground and the ponds and lakes. I wish I had more time to explore many of the paths in this park. If I return to Bonn in more summery conditions, I'll definitely spend some time in this park.

9. Peace Museum - Bridge at Remagen

53424 Remagen am Rhein, Remagen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 2642 9059924
Excellent
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4 based on 188 reviews

Peace Museum - Bridge at Remagen

Reviewed By dogmantraveller - Calgary, Canada

The peace museum is a small museum, partly about the bridge at Remagen, and partly about peace in general.
The bridge at Remagen was a strategically important crossing which the allies used late in the way, before the Germans bombed it and destroyed it, killing a number of soldiers and engineers. The few days they had though allowed personnel to cross the Rhine, and hasten the end of the war.
There were some interesting exhibits, pictures, articles and exhibits. Only one of the audio / video exhibits were working. The museum seems out dated, and a bit like the little museum that could.
If you're in the area check it out however. The remains of the towers are still there, and the museum is held in one of those bridge bases.

10. Willy-Brandt-Forum

Willy-Brandt-Platz 5, 53572 Unkel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 2224 7799303
Excellent
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3.5 based on 7 reviews

Willy-Brandt-Forum

Reviewed By AuW - Cologne, Germany

Angeregt durch ein Buch zu Willy Brandt in der Malerei besuchten wir das im kleinen Weistädtchen gelegene Forum im ehemaligen Sparkassengebäude. Die geschickt ausgewählten multimedial präsentierten Exponate runden das Bild ab, das ältere Bundesbürger von diesem Politiker gespeichert haben. Ehrenamtliche führen den Besucher auf Wunsch auch durch die Räume. Der Eintrittspreis fließt der Stiftung zu.

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