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Bonn, Germany

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Bonn is a city of about 300,000 on the banks of the Rhine in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Located only 25 km south of Cologne, Bonn was the capital of West Germany from 1949 to 1990.  The best running in Bonn centers around the river, though there are numerous parks and preserves near town that are also great. There’s hillier running southeast of town in the Siebengebirge, known as the “Seven Hills”.

The signature run in Bonn is along the extensive series of paths along the east and west banks of the Rhine, connected by several bridges and short ferries. The Siegaue Nature Preserve has nice paths around an estuary that can be run separately or as an add-on to the Rhine paths. Another great place to run in Bonn is our Parks and Castles 10k, includes Kreuzberg Palace. For some flat, wooded trails, head to Kottenforst. And for a hilly run, enjoy the roads and paths of Königswinter, centered around the iconic Drachenburg castle. For even more in the area, we have numerous routes in nearby Cologne, easily reached by car or transport.

Bonn has a good transport system, with trains, trolleys, & buses. It’s really part of the larger metro area that includes Cologne.

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Bonn – Rhine River Paths

Bonn, Germany

The signature run in Bonn is to explore the paths and parks along the Rhine River. There are 10+ km of paths on the east and west banks, with numerous bridges and short ferry crossings allowing for loop options. Great water & skyline views, numerous parks.
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Siegaue Nature Preserve

Bonn, Germany

This nature preserve along the east bank of the Rhine River, not far from central Bonn, is a lovely spot for a run, featuring paths around wetlands and farmland, with some sections along the river, and some wooded areas.
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Parks, Palace, & Hills 10k

Bonn, Germany

This is a nice 10k route in the western side of Bonn that has lot of different features: some small parks, a botanical garden, a tree-lined allée to a palace, Kreuzberg Hill, and multi-use paths along a stream.
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Kottenforst

Bonn, Germany

Large wooded area with many km of mainly wooded paths. There are some wider, allée type paths, and some more rugged trails, combination of paved and wooded. Especially beautiful in winter.
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Bonn – Rhine River Paths

Bonn, Germany

The signature run in Bonn is to explore the paths and parks along the Rhine River. There are 10+ km of paths on the east and west banks, with numerous bridges and short ferry crossings allowing for loop options. Great water & skyline views, numerous parks.
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