Must-see attractions in Bonn

  • The house of birth of Ludwig van Beethoven in Bonn, Germany.

    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,…

  • Parts of the Berlin Wall and a Traband car can be seen during the reopening of the permanent exhibition at the 'Haus der Geschichte' (lit. 'House of History' in Bonn, Germany, 11 December 2017. Photo: Henning Kaiser/dpa (Photo by Henning Kaiser/picture alliance via Getty Images)

    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…

  • Art Museum in Bonn, Germany; Shutterstock ID 34902595



    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…

  • The Doppelkirche Schwarzrheindorf is a Romanesque church in Bonn, Germany. The church was once part of a Benedictine nunnery located at Schwarzrheindorf, now part of 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…

  • GERMANY, BONN - JUNE 14: Bonn at the Rhine river, the former federal capital and since the move of the federal government to Berlin, federal city. Interior view Museum Alexander Koenig, Zoological Research Museum and Natural History Museum. (Photo by Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images)

    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…

  • The garden of the August Macke Haus is seperated from the street via a glass wall in Bonn, Germany, 30 November 2017. The former residence and studio of painter August Macke reopens after a reconstruction on 3 December 2017. Photo: Henning Kaiser/dpa (Photo by Henning Kaiser/picture alliance via Getty Images)

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Altes Rathaus


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

  • Kreuzbergkirche


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

  • 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…