Bonn is located in the Cologne/Bonn
Region, about 25 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the
Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It was the capital of West
Germany from 1949 to 1990 and the official seat of government of united
Germany from 1990 to 1999.
Some of the main sights in Bonn are
Beethoven's birth place, which is located at Bonngasse. Nearby is the Kurfürstliches Schloss, built as a residence for the prince-elector and
now the main building of the University of Bonn.
The three highest buildings in the city are the radio mast of WDR in
Bonn-Venusberg, the headquarters of the Deutsche Post called Post Tower and the former building for the German members of
parliament Langer Eugen, which is now the new location of the UN-Campus.
Museums open to visitors in Bonn are the Art and
Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany showing the
Guggenheim Collection in 2006-2007 and the Bonn Museum of Modern Art.