Regional Group Bonn

Bonn Poppelsdorfer Schloss

The Science and Beethoven City on the Rhine

Bonn is shaped by 19 UN organisations, 150 NGOs, important science and research institutions, numerous museums, a wide choice of cultural options, the Rhine, the Siebengebirge hills and its proximity to Cologne. Join us on a tour of discovery!

At the beginning of the semester, we invite you to a welcome meeting for all new DAAD scholarship holders. To get to know each other, we organize regulars’ tables or country evenings where we present your home country together with you. To make it easier for you to settle in Germany, we also offer a free online course “German as a Foreign language”.

We visit UN organizations and go to the Haus der Geschichte (House of History). We also go on excursions with you: we visit the surrounding area, take a boat on the Rhine or go on foot to the Siebengebirge hills. Several times we have also offered Zumba workshops, dancing to Latin American rhythms.

As a special highlight, we also organize city excursions, e.g. to the German capital Berlin or a day trip to Brussels with a visit to the European Parliament. We would like to expand the “Deutschland hautnah − Germany behind the scenes” programme, as part of which scholarship holders are placed with German host families. We are still looking for hosts in the region.

Here you find reports about past activities of our regional group.


Dr. Christian Bode
Christian Bode,

DAAD Secretary General from 1990 to 2010, currently Chairperson of DAAD Alumni & Friends



Anke Stahl,
DAAD, Head of Division, former DAAD



Rainer DobbelsteinRainer Dobbelstein,
Retired Consul General, former DAAD instructor




Tijana Funk,  
DAAD alumna, DAAD employee




Sigrid Dossow,
former employee in the DAAD




Helmut Blumbach,
former employee in the DAAD


If you have any questions or suggestions, please write to us; we look forward to exchange!