Bonn's around 320,000 citizens are multicultural, educated, and cosmopolitan. Bonn has established a global network of relations and contacts in the fields of environment, development, and science.
As Germany's United Nations City and host city for many international and internationally active NGOs, Bonn is also home to an international community that continues to grow. The around 80,000 citizens with a foreign background, coming from more than 170 different countries, all feel at home in Bonn and live together in harmony. The same also applies to the many foreign visitors, conference guests, and tourists whose numbers are increasing every year. Their presence fosters an international flair, a climate of openness towards foreign cultures and influences cultural live and even the goods on offer in shops and bookstores.