Bonn Things to Do

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  • 1. Beethoven House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Beethoven was born in a small room at the back of this house in 1770. The front part, at that time, was a pub called Im Mohren, which is why that is written across the front of the building. The...

  • 2. Bonner Munster

    Bonn's most imposing church is also one of Germany's oldest. It was originally dedicated to St. Cassius and St. Florentius, two soldiers in the Theben legion, legendary soldiers of Rome who martyred...

  • 3. Poppelsdorf Castle

    These two buildings share one garden where rise different plants and flowers. In the castle take place classical concerts from time to time and is one of the most beautiful buildings in Bonn. A long...

  • 4. Altes Rathaus - Old City Hall

    This is the old city hall on the market place (Markt). It was built in 1737/38, badly damaged by bombs on October 18, 1944, and reconstructed in its original form in 1949/1950. Second photo: A...

  • 5. University

    Bonn is a university city, and the students of Bonn University make up a tenth of the population. Founded in 1818, the university is one of the most esteemed in the world. It has produced such...

  • 6. Beethoven Monument

    This amazing concrete sculpture is the work of Klaus Kammerichs and was unveiled in 1986. The sculpture is called Beethon and from a distance appears to be Beethovens face but the light casts artistic...

  • 7. Sterntor

    Much of medieval Bonn is long gone, but one part that still stands in the Sterntor, a gate from the 13th century city walls. But even this is a bit faked: it's the original design and bricks alright,...

  • 8. Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    For anyone who has lived in Germany for the past several decades, this House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany brings back lots of personal memories. For instance this water truck,...

  • 9. Museum Alexander König

    We spend about two hours on a rainy Sunday in this educative museum. It's full with stuffed animals placed in their habitats. Many interactive things for children, all in German however. Entrance...

  • 10. The Bonn Opera

    The Bonn Opera has had some setbacks lately, for instance a flood and a fire as well as reduced federal funding now that Bonn is no longer the capital....

  • 11. The Babbage Machines

    Among the over 1200 historical mechanical calculating machines on display at the Arithmeum there are two replicas of (parts of) machines invented by Charles...

  • 12. Synagogue Memorial

    Down by the Rhine, in the shadow of the Old Rhine Bridge, is a small and moving memorial to a riverside Synagogue that existed here before the war. Now all that...

  • 13. Bonn Welcome Card

    If you are going to be in Bonn for a day want to look at several of the museums or other attractions, you might want to consider getting a Welcome Card. As of...

  • 14. Beethovenhalle

    This large concert and convention hall was built in the 1950s, and was inaugurated on September 8, 1959, with an orchestra concert conducted by Paul Hindemith,...

  • 15. Arithmeum

    At one corner of the Hofgarten, just across the street, you can find this beautiful new steel-and-glass museum that was opened in 1999 as a part of the Research...

  • 16. Deutsches Museum Bonn

    This is a small but interesting museum of science and technology, with numerous hands-on exhibits.In the photo, for instance, you can alter a picture of the...

  • 17. Alter Zoll

    This is where an old tollhouse used to be, hence the name. It is now a lookout point on the remains of some old fortifications, near the Rhine River.The first...

  • 18. In the city center

    The center is wonderful area with the typical buildings like the one of the City Hall. Also you can turn at Munster square where you’ll see the homonymous...

  • 19. Rheine Park

    Maybe you’re sick of my ecstasy about Rheine but it’s just my real passion about this river. Anyway, the Rheine park of Bonn is very big area; there are lakes...

  • 20. Trip to Remagen

    The bridge at Remagen is famous from WW2. On 7 March 1945 soldiers from US were able to take the bridge unexpectedly, the Germans attempt to blow up the bridge...

  • 21. Trip to Drachenfel

    Tram 66 from Bonn station underground to Konigwinter/Fahre, buy ticket across road in SWB service centre. The tram starts in underground then goes overground to...

  • 22. Treasuries from 2000 years of history

    From a Roman camp to the electoral residence, to the temporary seat of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and finally to the Federal City: this...

  • 23. Bonn at Christmas

    Bonn is a magical place at Christmas. The shopping streets in the city centre are pedestrianised, all lead into the central Market Square and each is decorated...

  • 24. Egyptology Museum

    In 2001, Bonn got a new museum when the university opened its Egyptian collection to the public. The archaeological institution had a collection here already in...

  • 25. Hofgarten

    Many a mass demonstration used to be held on this large meadow in the center of Bonn, for instance against the American war in Vietnam in the 1960s and 70s. But...

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