Should you visit Wurzburg or Bonn?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Wurzburg and Bonn can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Wurzburg is in Franconia, in northern Bavaria. The city dates back to the 10th century when it served as the home for many important prince-bishops. It is famous as the location of the Residence, which is considered one of the finest palaces in Europe. The city also has one of the oldest churches in Germany that was originally built in the 8th century. The fortress of Festung Marienberg surrounds the church. The city was heavily destroyed during bombings in 1945. About 80% of the city's buildings were destroyed, but it has been completely rebuilt today. Still, much of the original architecture has been lost.
Bonn was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany (previously, West Germany) and it has a population of about 315,000 people. It sits on the Rhine River just twenty kilometers away from Cologne. Many people travel to Bonn for conferences and business, but Bonn also has a lot of cultural and historical sights to offer visitors. The city is also famous as the birth place of Ludwig van Beethoven. There's a strong student culture in the city as well, and it actually shares many characteristics with Italian cities because of its many cafes and restaurants which line the streets. Outdoor beer gardens are popular and Bonn is a particular good summer destination when the weather is pleasant and you can enjoy the outdoor setting. The city's location also makes it a great base for day trips to Cologne, Dusseldorf, and the Rhine and Eifel regions.
Which city is cheaper, Bonn or Wurzburg?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Wurzburg is €96, while the average daily cost in Bonn is €123. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Wurzburg and Bonn in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around €126 for a double occupancy room in Wurzburg If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €136 in Bonn For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
The average traveler spends about €28 per day in Wurzburg for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
While meal prices in Bonn can vary, the average travelers spends about €39 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Bonn should cost around €16 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bonn is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
Meals for one day
To get around in Wurzburg, the average visitor spends €6.31 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
To get around in Bonn, the average visitor spends €18 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bonn
Also for Bonn, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Düsseldorf International Airport to Bonn City - One Way:
Private Airport Transfer: from Bonn to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN):
Is it cheaper to fly into Wurzburg or Bonn?
Prices for flights to both Bonn and Wurzburg change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.
In Wurzburg, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €7.15 per person, per day.
In Bonn, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €27 per person, per day.
Tours and Activities in Wurzburg
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Wurzburg.
Romantic Road Ticket from Markelsheim to Frankfurt/Main (SATURDAY):
Romantic Road Ticket from Weikersheim to Frankfurt/Main (SATURDAY):
Romantic Road Ticket from Würzburg to Frankfurt/Main Railway Station (SATURDAY):
The Art and Science of Beer Brewing Self-Drive Tour from Wuerzburg to Wiesbaden, Koblenz and Trier:
Wurzburg - private tour with licensed guide:
Wurzburg Private Walking Tour:
Tours and Activities in Bonn
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Bonn.
Bonn Walking Tour (In the footsteps of Ludwig Van Beethoven):
Discover Beethoven's birthplace: Bonn Private Walking Tour:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Wurzburg, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €9.55.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Bonn, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €18.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Wurzburg and Bonn, we can see that Bonn is more expensive. And not only is Wurzburg much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Wurzburg would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Wurzburg and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Bonn would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bonn than you might in Wurzburg.
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