Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Bonn

Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Star composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born in 1770 in this rather humble townhouse, where today original scores, letters, paintings and instruments, including his last grand piano, offer insight into his work, rout…
Top Choice Museum in Bonn

Haus der Geschichte

The Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland presents a smart, fun romp through recent German history, starting from the end of WWII. Walk through the fuselage of a Berlin airlift Rosinenbomber plane, watc…
Museum in Bonn

Kunstmuseum Bonn

Beyond its dramatic foyer, the Kunstmuseum Bonn presents 20th-century works, especially by August Macke and other Rhenish expressionists, as well as such post-WWII avant-gardists as Beuys, Baselitz and Kiefer. It ha…
Arts Centre in Bonn

Bundeskunsthalle

Adjoining the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Bundeskunsthalle (Federal Art Hall) is another striking space that brings in blockbuster exhibits from around the world. Despite the name, the hall doesn't necessarily showcase se…
Museum in Bonn

Deutsches Museum Bonn

Did you know that the airbag and MP3 technology were invented in Germany? You will, after visiting the Deutsches Museum Bonn. This pint-size subsidiary of the blockbuster Munich mothership highlights German research…
Church in Bonn

Doppelkirche Schwarzrheindorf

The 12th-century Doppelkirche Schwarzrheindorf is a magnificent ‘double church’ where the nobility would sit on the upper level and peek down on the common parishioners through an octagonal opening in the floor. Con…
Museum in Bonn

Museum Koenig

The Museum Koenig is a natural history museum but it’s hardly your usual dead-animal zoo. The ‘Savannah’ exhibit re-creates an entire habitat with theatrical flourishes: elephants drinking at a watering hole, a jagu…
Museum in Bonn

August Macke-Haus

The expressionist painter August Macke (1887–1914) lived and worked in this house in the three years before his untimely death on the battlefields in WWI. Soak up the master’s aura in his recreated studio and see so…
Cathedral in Bonn

Münster Basilica

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 s…
Museum in Bonn

Arithmeum

If memories of math class give you nightmares, this museum may not be for you. If they don't, you may well find this expansive collection of mechanical calculating machines – from the abacus to early computers by Ho…