To the south is the palatial 1705 Kurfürstliche Residenz, once the immodest home of the archbishop-electors of Cologne and part of...
In the Altstadt’s other main square, the triangular Markt, the baroque Altes Rathaus (old town hall) absolutely glistens with silver and...
Bike rental and cycling maps; on the southeast side of the Hauptbahnhof via the subterranean passageway.
In the heart of the Altstadt, pause from your stroll, stop humming Beethoven's 5th and sit back and enjoy one of many wines sold by the...
Bottler Cafe & Brasserie
Right across from Bonn's landmark Sterntor, the old city gate, is this all-around good restaurant. Whether it's a quick breakfast,...
Münsterplatz · interesting places nearby
Münster Basilica information
A good place to start exploring Bonn’s historic centre is on Münsterplatz, where the landmark Münster Basilica was built on the graves of the two martyred Roman soldiers who later got promoted to be the city’s patron saints. It got its Gothic look in the 13th century but the Romanesque origins survive beautifully in the ageing cloister (open till 5pm). It's interior is redolent with centuries of burnt incense.
On the square outside the church, a buttercup-yellow baroque Palais (palace; now the post office) forms a photogenic backdrop for the Beethoven Monument (1845).