City of Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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.