Located on the banks of the River Rhine, Bonn is an easy and relaxed city in Germany, best known as the actual birthplace of world-famous composer Beethoven. Bonn in recent times has become one of the most attractive cultural destinations boasting impressive sights, historic structures, magnificent architecture, museums, galleries, sports events, music concerts and festivals.
The modern and lively cosmopolitan has a history of well over 2000 years. With such a vast lifespan, the city has an infinite number of sights, attractions and activities to participate in and one of the best ways to explore the city is to indulge in some of the best things to do in Bonn, which include historic sites like Old Town Hall, Kreuzbergkirche Church, Bonner Münster Basilica, Poppelsdorfer Schloss and Botanical Gardens, Doppelkirche and Kottenforst. The historic city tells the tales of its past through the many museums and art galleries showcasing artefacts and artworks with cultural significance like Beethoven-Haus, Ägyptisches Museum, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Deutsches Museum and Haus der Geschichte. Other top attractions in Bonn include the several annual festivals like Karneval, Beethovenfest, Christmas Market, Pützchens Markt and music theatres like Oper Bonn, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Bonner Kammerchor and many cinemas showing dubbed German versions of international films. Bonn has a cosy, relaxed atmosphere of a small town, which makes exploring this city a unique experience and Bonn is definitely a destination that should be on the list of all travellers.
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Bonngasse 24-26, 53111 Bonn, Germany
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Bonn is the birthplace of music legend, Ludwig van Beethoven. It attracts thousands of tourists everywhere to the city to connect to his musical brilliance. Serving as a memorial site, the Beethoven-HausMuseumis a popular museum and a cultural institution in Bonn. Scholarly demonstrations are conducted here during the day time.
Founded in 1889 by the Beethoven-Haus association,the museum houses an impressive collection of digital copies as well as visualrecords. Beethoven’s original birthplace is the Bonngasse 20 while the neighbouring buildings accommodate the research centre on his music archives. The museum was officially opened for the public on 10thMay 1893 during the second chamber music festival. Apart from the family possessions, the museum also exhibits portraits, manuscripts, music printouts in sheets, instruments and even diary pages exclusive to Beethoven’s life.
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Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, 53113 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Bonn is home to the contemporary history of Neo-Prussian regime. Located along the Museum Mile, the Haus der Geschichteis a popular tourist attraction close to the subway station. It is decorated with the items belonging to the pre-Unification years beginning in 1945. Be it the rise of the German engineering or the fall of the Berlin wall, the museum exhibits the astonishing transformation of the country across a floor space of 22,000 square meters.
TheHaus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschlandwas designed in 1985 by the duo of Ingeborg and HartmutRüdiger from Braunschweig. It was the brainchild of the Chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl. It was completed in the year 1989. It forms a circle of popular exhibition sites like:
The Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig,
Bahnhof Friedrichstraße, “Tränenpalast" am
Museum in der Kulturbrauerei
Political Cartoon gallery
Special orientation programs are arranged for physically challenged persons and small kids.
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Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn, Germany
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Bonn has become synonymous with intellectual integrity and cultural heritage owing to its museums. Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland or Bundeskunsthalle is one of the star attractions of the city located along the picturesque Museum Mile. The art and exhibition hall showcase rich trade exchanges from other parts of the world in addition to the political wealth bestowed by the German states. A towering illuminated access with roof garden represents the 16 Federal States.
Bundeskunsthalle was built between 1989 and 1992. Designed by the Viennese architect Gustav Peichl, it is one of the most frequently visited museums in the circuit of Bonn attractions dealing with exhibitions in art, culture, history, science, technology and environment. The contests for budding architects arranged here, draw hundreds of aspiring builders and designers to the museum.
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Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20, 53175 Bonn, Germany
03:00 pm - 08:45 pm
The FreizeitparkRheinaue located on the bank of River Rhine is a fascinating place to paddle around with the kids and friends. Rated as a cool picnic spot by the locals, the Leisure Park also attracts thousands of foreign tourists from across the world. A striated paver footpath, designer gardens and bating lake form a natural escapade along the river line.
The Parkland was established in 1979 as part of the National Horticultural Show. The terrain forms the heart of Bonn covering over 160 hectares of land. Apart from the sprawling carpet of luscious green landscape, you can also boat around in the pedalos of the AuenseeLake or take a cycle tour. The six pontoon bridges connect the different spots in the park.
Key attractions are:
The Japanese Garden
The Garden for the Blind.
Educational Track of the Trees of the Year
In short, it’s a visual delight for garden lovers and is now the emblem of Bonn’s recreational district.
The BotanischeGärten der Universität Bonn is one of the oldest gardens in North Alps. It is spread lavishly across the Clemensruh Palace (PoppelsdorferSchloss) covering 6.5 hectares of land. For 400 years, it served as a place of extensive botanical research on plant cultivation and horticulture. The garden has been part of the University of Bonn since its inception in 1818. Today, it has more than 8000 plant species from across the world conserved in separate sections, maintained by the University.
The garden is divided into:
Systematic section: 1200 species with evolutionary explanations
Arboretum: 700 species of woody plants
Biotope and endangered plants section
The key attractions in the garden are:
House of ferns
House of palms
Beech trees over 200 years old
The idea to turn the garden into a lab of scientific botany was conceived by Dr. Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck. Its present layout was restored in 1979 after being damaged in World War II. The 15th century painting of the garden is also exhibited in the garden area.
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Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 53113 Bonn, Germany
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
Bonn is often regarded as the ‘Exhibition City’ and the Kunstmuseum Bonn is a testimony to the tag. Founded in 1947, the modern art museum exhibits permanent as well as temporary collections. The aesthetically designed building focuses majorly on Rhine-esque Expressionism and Post-war German art. The present museum actually evolved from the Villa Obernier City Museum, founded in 1884.
Located along the Museum Mile, the building built by Axel Schultes was opened in 1992. It has an airy ambience with three openings.
Major Highlights of the museum are:
Print collection by Beuys and Max Ernst
Graphics collection from Bolliger Collection
The Oppenheim Collection of video art
It has a total exhibition area of 4000 square metres with exquisite stairs cut like fine jewellery. Apart from canvas artworks, the museum also exhibits print collections and video art. Works on display belong to elite artists like George Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Wolf Vostell, Lucio Fontana, Janis Kounellis, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Delaunay and Richard Long. The Videonale Festival is organized at the museum as a biennial event.
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Fiddler’s Irish Pub, 9 Frongasse, 53121 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
05:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Bonn is frequented by business professionals, foreign students and research scholars. The Fiddler’s Irish Pub is the top spot for a friendly banter in the evening with beer and snacks. Known for its exclusive Irish Craft Beers, the pub is into its third generation of ownership at Bonn.
The Fiddler’s Irish Pub is often tagged as a two-floor destination with a ‘triple identity’. It transforms its ambience from a Student’s Pub to a Pre- Show Theatre and Cinema venue throughout its operating hours. The Irish waiters and waitresses serve the best of Irish cuisine amidst a cave-like ambience bustling with 400-odd people at any hour. Weekends are a colourful affair with Johnny Hollywood Karaoke Show and Pub Trivia in parties.
Some menu offered by The Fiddler’s Irish Pub includes:
Fish and Chipo with Tartare sauce
Minty Mush Peas
Irish Stout Beamish
Vanilla ice-cream with Hot cherry on top
Deep-fried Chocolate bars
Apart from Irish cuisine, the bar also serves Sunday brunch, Celtic, Scandinavian and Bavarian delicacies. An ideal place for a dinner for two or a corporate Finger party!
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Markt 2, 53111 Bonn, Germany
Altes Rathaus is the central landmark of Bonn frequented by tourists and aficionados of antiquated collections. It is the official residence of the Mayor. Located on the three-cornered market square, the 18th century building is the welcome house for celebrities and state leaders visiting Bonn.
Designed by Micheal Leveilly, Altes Rathaus is an embodiment of Rococo architecture blended with local aesthetics. The 3-storey building was completed in a year’s time in 1738. It has seven window axes with dormers on a mansard roof. It offers a towering view of the eclectic Bonn landscape. The entries made by celebrities feature in the Golden Book. The building houses the registry office to conduct marriage ceremonies. Most of the old structure and alley have been recently renovated with high-end sanitation and an air-conditioned hall.
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Im Krausfeld 10, 53111 Bonn, Germany
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
The Frauenmuseum Bonn is a symbol of openness harboured by the people of Rhine. It is an exclusive women’s museum and definitely the first in the world. Founded in 1981 by Marianne Pitzen, the museum hosts temporary exhibitions all round the year.
Run by the Women's Museum – Art, Culture, Research, the Frauenmuseum Bonn promotes female artists from across the world to showcase their talent. The museum has its own collection of works from Käthe Kollwitz, Katharina Sieverding, Valie Export, Maria Lassnig and Yoko Ono. The different sections of the museum focus on various topics.
Key themes are:
History and Politics
The Women of Bonn
21st century Art
Women in Art
KunstimAlltag (Everday Art)
The kid’s studio is also an attractive gallery where children can play with colours, paints, moulds, glues and collages. The works from the Frauenmuseum Bonn has today led to the foundation of other women’s museum across Europe.
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Altes Rathaus, Am Markt, 53111 Bonn, Germany
12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
The Old Town Hall of Bonn is an iconic landmark of the city. It has hosted important political events attended by powerful world leaders. Situated in the bustling three-cornered market place called “Markt”, the building is a spectacular reflection of rococo architecture. All l crown heads and state leaders are received at the Old town Hall with their names etched in the Golden Book of the City’s Guests of Honour.
The Old Town Hall is Bonn’s front parlour. The foundation stone was laid by Elector Clemens August in 1737 to replace a medieval Gothic building. Designed by Michel Leveilly, the Old Town Hall has a flight of outdoor stairs with golden grating. For 700 years, the site has been a symbol of Bonn’s self-government. It is the permanent venue for the open-air cultural programme called “Bonner Sommer”.
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Adenauerallee 162, 53113 Bonn, Germany
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) is an important natural museum and a zoological research institution in Germany managed by the University of Bonn since May, 1934. It was modelled after the Museum of Natural History, Berlin.
ZFMK is named after its founder, Alexander Koenig owing to his contribution to specimen collection and natural history. The museum was founded with an intention to showcase the private collection of Koenig as part of a permanent exhibition. The foundation stone was laid in 1912 but it took nearly 20 years for completion. It served as the seat of Parliamentary council for west Germany after World War II.
Our Blue Planet- Life in the Network
The Private Museum
The Class M. Naumann Building
Skeletal head of an Orca
Restored skeleton of Leonerasaurus
Diorama of the African veldt
The public exhibition is housed in the main building in a large central hall with glass roof.
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Marktplatz, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Bonn’s love for its native composer is evident everywhere. The Beethoven Statue is an expressive piece of sculpting that inspires thousands of artists visiting Bonn. Installed in 1845, the bronze statue was installed on the Münsterplatz in a ceremony attended by Friedrich Wilhelm IV and Queen Victoria.
Sculpted by Ernst Julius Hähnel and Friedrich von Amerling, the monument represents the Beethoven’s significant contribution to music.The statue was cast by the Nuremberg founder Jakob Daniel Burgschmiet.
The idea to build a permanent memorial for Beethoven was taken by the “Bonn Association for the Beethoven Monument", headed by August Schlegel in 1835. The statue represents the 4 pillars of music:
A supporting concrete sculpture made by Klaus Kammerichs was unveiled in 1986. The Beethoven Monument hosts the annual three-month musical carnival every November, extended up to Ash Wednesday in February.
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LVR-Landesmuseum in Bonn, Colmantstr, 14-16, 53115 Bonn
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Museum Rheinisch-Westfälischer Alterthümer is managed exclusively by the Rhineland Landscape Association.The present day museum has evolved from the “Museum of Antiquities” (Museum Rheinisch-Westfälischer Alterthümer) and the Provincial Museum.
Founded in 1820 by the decree of Prussian Chancellor, Karl August von Hardenberg, the museum houses many ancient figures dating back to the Roman era. It has numerous collections of archaeology and art in Nordrhein-Westfalia.
The permanent exhibitions showcase:
From the Gods to God
The Rhineland and the World
Ice Age Hunters
1945 Cologne Dresden
From Primeval Landscapes to Cities
Stone Age Era
Skeletons from Oberkassel
Gravestone of Quintus PetiliusSecundus
Bonn Roman woman
Apart from the exhibitions, the museum also hosts events and cinema shows inside the auditorium. Subject areas of the museum also display literature exhibition catalogues, trade publications and gift gallery.
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Deutsches Museum Bonn, D-building, im Wissenschaftszentrum, Ahrstraße 45, 53175 Bonn, Germany
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Bonn is a heaven for science lovers. The Deutsches Museum Bonn is the central destination for the modern day inventors. Designed like a real laboratory, the museum exhibits the actual setting of experiments performed by famous scientists, engineers and innovators.
The Deutsches Museum Bonn was established in 1995 with research and technology as its theme. It is an extension of the Deutsches Museum in Munich. At Bonn, it represents the passion of the Association of Sponsors for the Promotion of German Science. Located at the Wissenschaftszentrum of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, the museum has over 100 post-war works of art with an interactive setting from various disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, medical engineering, air and space travel as well as ecology.
The First MP3 Player
Evolution of Transrapid
Research papers of Novel Prize Winners
Scanning Tunnelling Microscope
The museum is an inspiration for students wanting to become scientists.
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MeckenheimerAllee 169 53115 Bonn, Germany, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Not many Universities in the world can boast of a royal legacy as the University of Bonn. It is built on the ruins of a castle locally called the PoppelsdorferSchloss. A relaxing walk from the University Main Building via Kaiserplatz and PoppelsdorferAllee is nothing short of meditation. The Baroque building shares its delightful terrain with a garden of high botanical importance for researchers inhabited by 8000 plant species.
The Poppelsdorf Palace was erected in 1740 with a touch of Hunting Chateau theme. Often regarded as the Highland Green Avenue of Bonn, the palace was built over an old castle. Much of it has been rebuilt following the air strikes during World War II. It has an attractive round arcade court with a quadrilateral of four wings with 16 columns. The present architecture exhibits the rococo design of Balthasar Neumann who planned the original layout of the castle.The Mineralogisches Museum is impressively harmonized with the Botanical garden amidst an illuminated backdrop in the night.
Bonn Minister Church is an iconic Roman catholic church belonging to Pre-Renaissance period built between the 11th and the 13th centuries. The Minster once served as the cathedral of the Archbishopric of Cologne belonging to the Theban Legion.
It is a 82 meter high minor basilica of Saints Cassius and Florentius. The Roman legionaries were beheaded at the church in the 2nd Century AD for their progressive religious beliefs. Completed in 1248, the Bonner Munster Church is unique in its Spire design highlighting the influence of Romanticism on Gothic architecture. Today, the place is a tranquil bastion for solace-seekers. The enticing architecture of five-towered church is heightened by the blue-red windows of the apse. The windows represent the influence of Rhine expressionist Heinrich Campendonkon on the city’s landscape.
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Gerhard von Arestrasse 5, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
07:30 am - 07:00 pm
Bonn is home to some of the most fascinating Romanesque churches in Europe. The MünsterBasilika St. Martin is a pristine attraction in the city that houses hidden secrets of the 2nd century Roman art and religion. It is often considered as the first Roman church to install a classical organ inside its walls.
Built in the 12th century for the patrons of the church, St. Martin Basilica continues to be the seat of the Theban Legion. It is also a part of Beethoven’s life. The composer gave organ and choir lessons in this church.
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Alfred-Bucherer-Straße 57, 53115 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia,Germany
03:00 pm - 08:45 pm
Sixty minutes of adventure with a virtual game is a fun way to spend a lazy afternoon. The 60 Minutes Bonn- Das Live-Exit-Game, is a popular real-time game which tests your survival instinct and the escapist attitude. The player has to crack the mysteries of the hideous Dr. Schneewing and come out alive from his secret den.
The ‘60-Minutes’ teamwork allows 2-6 players to participate in the game. The winner of the game is awarded with a certificate and a souvenir picture.
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An der Waldau 50, 53127 Bonn, Germany
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Venusberg is moorland turned into a wildlife park. The area once served as fortified barracks and as a dumping ground for ammunitions. Located along the west bank of Rhine, the wildlife park lays covered with fern greenery at the southern foothills of Venusberg. It is mainly a deer park with three species from the wild under conservation. It includes the red deer and fallow deer.
WildparkVenusberg is the ideal Sunday destination in Bonn. The woody playground is a favourite spot for children while adults can enjoy the city view from top of the towers. There is ample room for cycling and jogging too. The deer and boar packs are separated from the main area by two large enclosures with feeding channels.
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Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20, 53175 Bonn, Germany
03:00 pm - 08:45 pm
The influence of Japanese horticulture principles is evident in Bonn’s garden designs. The Japanischer Garten is harmonized beautifully inside The Rheinaue overlooking the banks of Rhine.
Japanischer Garten was conceived in 1979 by Dr. Akira Sato, with the creation of an Oriental-styled garden as a token of appreciation for Bonn’s contribution to the Federal Horticultural Show ’79. The garden is designed to bring Zen-like calm into the bustling city. It has series of miniature Bonsai plants. You can languish along the Auensee Lake or take a stroll across the two waterfalls.
The star attraction of the Japanese garden is the 13-level Buddhist pagodawhich has become the emblem of Bonn’s spiritual centre.
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Bornheimer Straße 26, 53111 Bonn, Germany
05:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Shaker’s is the party destination for tourists and locals in Bonn. The cocktail bar is flocked by students and artists during evening and night hours. From birthday parties to promotional activities, the Shaker’s lounge area is a sizzling hot-spot where you can catch up with fashion, gossips and sports news. Undoubtedly, it is Bonn’s best bar.
It is an American-styled cocktail bar laid out like an outdoor patio and lounge. The terrace portion plays out quirky loud music and weekends are reserved for international DJs. You can pick your drink from a catalogue boasting of over 400 cocktails served with burgers, salads and steaks. You can catch a live Bundesliga match on the first floor. The Shaker’s has won the Bonn Restaurant Guide every year since 2003.
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Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The most popular attraction in Bonn is the Museum Mile, which attracts over one million visitors every year. The museum exhibits the German contemporary history in a detailed and clear way. There are pictures, documents, original objects that remained after war in Germany. Two of the most important collections here are ‘August Macke’ and the ‘Rhenish Expressionists’. By 1945, the representatives of German art were recognized internationally. There is a spectacular building of the museum designed by Berlin architect Axel Schultes, where many other works are stored.
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The Arithmeum, Lennestraße 2, 53113 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
Bonn’s fascination with unique collection of items is represented magnificently by the Arithmeum. It is a mathematics museum owned by the Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics and managed by the University of Bonn. It convincingly portrays the beauty of science and mathematics. One can expect to find immense joy exploring the diverse facets of architecture fused with design, numbers and geometry.
Founded by Bernhard Korte, the Arithmeum holds a private collection of ancient calculating machines and instruments. The four-level building is concealed in a steel-glass facade. Each floor is designedin a way that the top floor contains the most ancient calculators with lower floors bringing the contemporary machines. Built around the theme of ‘"transparency of science", the building exhibits many interesting items like VLSI logic chips, Russian Abacus, Chinese Counting beads and Mathematical puzzles.
The star attraction is the musical concert organized inside the museum amidst a serene ambience. The different sections in the museum displays include:
History books on arithmetic principles from the 17th century
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Poppeldorfer Allee, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
This is one of the oldest traditional gardens located in the north of Alps. It dates back to almost 400 years. At first, the palace and the garden were drawn in ink in 1578. In the 17th century, this spectacular garden was built, with orangeries or forerunners of greenhouse. In the 18th century, the palace of Baracon Clemensruh was constructed. The garden dates back to the time of foundation of the University in 1818. The visitors are sure to have a unique experience to see different species of vegetation.
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Bornheimer Straße, 53113 Bonn, Germany
07:00 am - 05:00 pm
One of the most serene places in Bonn is the old cemetery of Alter Friedhof. It is one of the most respected and revered sites in Europe. It is a notable burial place for famous people belonging to different walks of life and society. Quaint garden and pristine sculptures at the Alter Friedhof highlight the rich history of Bonn’s sepulchral culture.
Located very close to the city central, the old cemetery was established in 1715 exclusively for knights, professors, researchers and non-Bonn natives. Burials were carried out even before its foundation. After 1884, the place was turned into a cultural site and the cemetery was officially decommissioned. It retains its 300 hundred years of museum appeal woven around a park.
Key highlights of the Alter Friedhof are:
Tomb of Clara and Robert Schumann
Ernst Moritz Arndt
The Old chapel
Tomb of Maria Magdalena Beethoven, mother of Ludwig van Beethoven
The graves can be located by a smartphone app offered by the Old Cemetery.
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Bornheimer Straße 96, 53119 Bonn, Germany
02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
Bonn loves its native artists and August-Macke-Haus is a beautiful symbol of that affection. August-Macke-Haus is dedicated to the life of famous Expressionist artist, August Macke who lived in Bonn between 1911 and 1914. The museum is a renovated portion of the house occupied by the artist.
August-Macke-Haus was formally opened as a public museum in 1991. It is operated by the Association August Macke Haus and financed by the Foundation August Macke Haus der Sparkasse in Bonn. The reconstructed interiors are influenced by the Expressionism Movement in Europe. The house was built in 1877 and owned by Macke’s father in law before it was converted to a studio. Macke worked on 400 paintings while living here. His wife, Elizabeth lived in the house from 1948 till her death in 1975.
A special attraction is the programmatic mural "Paradise” painted by Macke with Franz Marc in October 1912.
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Che Guevara, Münsterstraße 9, 53111 Bonn, Germany
05:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Bonn has always been the centre of revolution in the past. Contemporary revolutionists populate the ‘Che Guevara’ with political satires, humour and revolutionary comments. Owned by A. Funke, “Che” is a popular destination to catch an instant drink or a hearty snack.
Che Guevara is a Food-and-Cocktail paradise offering personalized flavours and snack platters. The Cuban flair is evident in every recipe that sports of exotic cocktails, margaritas, cigar and cigarillos. The ambience is soft and hums with Latin beats.
The star item offered by ‘Che’ bar is the Cuban cocktail named Bienvenido. You may also try the Papa Hemingway, straight from the Cuban town of Daiquiri.
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Marktplatz, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
This is the main Catholic Church in Bonn and is one of the most prominent symbols of the city. Originally, it was founded as a collegiate church of San Casio and San Florencio. Later, when the secularization of collegiate occurred during the early 19th century, the church was titled San Martin. This was a name of a nearby parish church that was destroyed in 1812. Since 1956, is it known as the Minor Basilica. Visitors have this place on their to-do list for religious sites to visit.
The holy building of Kreuzbergkirche is the splendid highlight of Bonn’s love for Baroque-styled monuments. It is located on Stationsweg in Poppelsdorf. It has been a popular pilgrimage site since its inception in 1627 by Elector Ferdinandof Bavaria. The opulent stairs leading to the altar were designed by the Bonn builder, Balthasar Neumann.
KreuzbergkircheChurch sits on top of the Cross Mountain and holds the threeStations of the Cross. The church received the Holy Stairs as donation from Clemens August. There are many 17th century sculptures and frescos here that are in an impressive state.
Star highlights of the church:
Brass crosses embedded on the second, eleventh and last of 28 flights.
Triumph of Cross
The Stations of the Cross
Centre of International Education and Cultural Exchange
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Dixstraße 41, 53225 Bonn, Germany
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
Doppelkirche St. Maria und St. Clemens is one of the most important double Romanesque churchesin Germany. The Bonn church is a 12th century monument with high sentimental value for the locals owing to the connection with the Benedictine nunnery of Schwarzrheindorf.It is inspired by the designs of Charlemagne's Palatine Chapel at Aachen Cathedral and Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
The grave of Arnold von Wied
The Heavenly Jerusalem Spring room
Christ in Majesty (Majestas Domini)
Famous for its 12th century frescos, the DoppelkircheSchwarzrheindorf is located on a slopping terrace plot close to Rhine. The Upper church is dedicated to Virgin Mary- Mother of God while the lower church is ordained as Holy Clemens dedicated to Pope Clement I.It was commissioned in 1151 by Arnold II Von Wied as a private chapel and later turned into a monastery under the orders of his sister- Hadwig. The present site was excavated in the 19th century and restored in 1863.