Sightseeing in Bonn and surroundings
Bonn and its surroundings offer tremendous opportunities for tourism and leisure activities, so that we can only provide you a small selection:
Bonn is the city of Beethoven, with Beethoven-Haus, Beethoven Hall, and Beethoven Monument.
The Museum Mile connects Bad Godesberg with the city centre of Bonn and offers a rich museum landscape with the Art and Exhibition Hall of Germany, Bonn Art Museum, “Haus der Geschichte” of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Natural Research Museum Koenig and the German Museum Bonn.
Cologne awaits the visitors with the famous Cologne cathedral, the historic city centre with its typical Kölsch pubs, and museums reaching from the Museum of East Asian Art to the Chocolate Museum.
Leisure & Excursions
Bad Godesberg is located at the edge of the Siebengebirge, Dragon’s Rock and Eifel are close and offer beautiful hiking, walking and climbing trips. Boat excursions on the rivers Rhine and Moselle, to Lorelei for example, can be combined with enjoying a good glas of local wine.
Dusseldorf invites you to explore its glamorous shopping boulevard “Kö” and to meet with Japanese friends. Leisure sport in Bonn ranges from cycling on the banks of the river Rhine via swimming in thermal and swimming pools to hiking and climbing.
Friends of Formula 1 can test the Michael Schumacher cart centre in Kerpen. For those who want to see more of Europe at the weekend ... even Paris is only four hours train drive away.
Organized Trips: Excursions within Europe
For the Wednesdays and the middle weekend, organized trips within Europe will be offered by a travel agency EGC is cooperating with. Trips are offered to Amsterdam, Bruges, Brussels, Heidelberg, the Rhine Valley, and, for the middle weekend, to Paris. Please look for details at
You can choose your desired language, and you will find a form for booking labeled "registration" at the end of every tour description. Please be aware that the trips will only take place if there are enough Go players who register for the tour.
More information and, if necessary, assistance in booking, can be found at the information desk at the playing venue in Bonn during the EGC. In case of urgent questions prior to the EGC, please contact info<at>egc2012,eu who will direct your request to the responsible EGC organizer.