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The beautiful and idyllic major river Rhine with its Banks may also be malicious. Most of the residents do not only know romantic stories to tell about the river, but also something about ist threats.

Rhine River Flood Water

What we usually perceive as an idyllic scenario - the city of Bonn extending along the banks of the river Rhine - may well become a peril to life one day. Riparian owners do not only tell of the romantic stream, but of its threatening characteristics that become clearly perceptible every now and then. High water marks in 1993 and 1995 respectively were 10 meters above Bonn’s regular water level - which meant dramatic hours for local residents.

If you need help, call one of the following numbers:

  • Bonn Fire Department 0228 717171
  • Bonn Police Department 0228 150
  • River Police 0228 151410 or 0228 151411
In case of emergency, call 112 for the Fire Department and Rescue Service or 110 for the Police Department.

What to do in case of floods and heavy rains in Bonn?

Especially in summer, the warm and sunny days may occasionally bring thunderstorms and heavy rains, causing not only the Rhine river, but especially small streams to flood almost instantly. The attached pdf-file contains useful information on what to do and whom to contact in case of floods in Bonn. One of these things that are hopefully never needed, but good to have at hand, just in case...