Bad Honnef is a small, seemingly sleepy little town with approx. 25,000 inhabitants, it has quite hardy. Situated on the right bank of the Rhine at the foot of the Seven Mountains, it is part of the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, bordered to the south directly to the district of Neuwied, who is already in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The sheltered valley location creates favorable conditions for growing and assures a mild climate. Already Alexander von Humboldt named the city "Nice on the Rhine ". Formerly a rather glamorous spa, Bad Honnef has lost this status in the early 80s again.
The districts downtown and Selhof dominate the center, with its short distances and a pretty pedestrian zone. In particular, the island Grafenwerth offers attractive opportunities for recreation, as well as hikers and bikers can enjoy the nearby Seven Hills and the adjoining south west forest.
Highly recommended in every year on the first Saturday in May the upcoming event "Rhine in Flames" is.
In connection with the so-called Berlin / Bonn Act (Act to implement the decision of the German Bundestag on 20 June 1991 on completion of the reunification of Germany) was founded in 1998 by the International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef-Bonn, since 2001 at a central point face and life of the city clearly impressed. In early 2011 the elite high school educates about 1600 students.
In this rapid growth in recent years the city has not responded as required. In addition to the approximately 200 student apartments on the university campus private housing for missing student undocumented within walking distance. And the tense situation in the housing market will worsen further if - as planned - will increase with further introduction of new courses and master's degree student numbers.
On the motorway A 3 (Cologne - Frankfurt), the city has its own junction. Near the center links the highway-like-developed highway B 42 in addition to the city with a fast road link to Bonn and Cologne. The two rail links (right Rhine river route to the airport Cologne-Bonn and Cologne) and the tram line 66 (to Bonn government district and center for the station Siegburg / Bonn to the high speed line Cologne - Frankfurt) leave nothing to desire for fast connections.