Must see attractions in Bonn

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    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,…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • Bundeskunsthalle

    Adjoining the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Bundeskunsthalle (Federal Art Hall) is another striking space that brings in blockbuster exhibits from around the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    LandesMuseum Bonn

    The LandesMuseum charts the cultural history of the region back to the days of the Neanderthals. Each of the seven themed galleries brims with fascinating…

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    Kurfürstliches Schloss

    The palatial 1705 Kurfürstliche Residenz was once the immodest home of the prince-electors of Cologne and has been part of Bonn’s university since 1818…

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    Altes Rathaus

    Overlooking the triangular Markt square, the rococo Altes Rathaus absolutely glistens with silver and gold trim. Politicians from Charles de Gaulle to…

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    Kreuzbergkirche

    This rococo gem is lavishly decorated with gilded faux marble, frescoes and a Balthasar Neumann–designed version of the Holy Steps.

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    Beethoven Monument

    A buttercup-yellow baroque Palais (palace; now the post office) forms a photogenic backdrop for the Beethoven Monument, unveiled in 1845, 75 years after…