Bonn is perhaps Germany's most resilient city. Residents were taken by complete surprise when the city became the capital of West Germany in 1949. And when the German government decided in 1991 to move back to a unified Berlin, the city faced an even bigger shock. But now, it is safe to say that Bonn has successfully re-invented itself with creativity and vigor.
Bonn has developed into a hub of international cooperation, with a focus on the environment and sustainable development. The city is home to 12 United Nations institutions, in addition to a number of other international organizations, including the IUCN Environmental Law Center (IUCN ELC). Bonn also remains headquarters to two of Germany's largest formerly state-owned companies - Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Post. Bonn has a number of excellent museums, of which the best known is the Beethoven Haus and the German Historical House.
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