Best Things To Do in Bonn, Germany

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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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Bonn, Germany

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  1. Beethoven-Haus Museum

    # 1 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 1993 times in trip plans
    Beethoven-Haus Museum

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Memorial, Tourist Center

    Address: Bonngasse 24-26, 53111 Bonn, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 Beetho...Read more

  2. Botanische Garten Der Friedrich-wilhelms-universitat Bonn

    # 2 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 1015 times in trip plans
    Botanische Garten Der Friedrich-wilhelms-universitat Bonn

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden, Nature

    Address: Botanischen Garten Bonn, MeckenheimerAllee/PoppeldorferAllee, 170, D-53115, Bonn, West, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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....Read more

  3. Fiddlers Irish Pub

    # 3 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 522 times in trip plans
    Fiddlers Irish Pub

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Pubs

    Address: Fiddler’s Irish Pub, 9 Frongasse, 53121 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 05:00 pm - 11:59 pm Details

    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...Read more

  4. Altes Rathaus

    # 4 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 1240 times in trip plans
    Altes Rathaus

    Tags: Landmark, View Point, Historical Site, Tourist Center

    Address: Markt 2, 53111 Bonn, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 mar...Read more

  5. Markt And Old Town Hall

    # 5 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 790 times in trip plans
    Markt And Old Town Hall

    Tags: Landmark, Entertainment, Market, Street Market

    Address: Altes Rathaus, Am Markt, 53111 Bonn, Germany

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details

    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 &l...Read more

  6. Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

    # 6 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 441 times in trip plans
    Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

    Tags: Library, Museum, History Museum, Aquarium

    Address: Adenauerallee 162, 53113 Bonn, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 mode...Read more

  7. Beethoven Statue

    # 7 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 416 times in trip plans
    Beethoven Statue

    Tags: Landmark, Memorial, Statue

    Address: Marktplatz, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 bronz...Read more

  8. Rheinische Landesmuseum Bonn

    # 8 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 189 times in trip plans
    Rheinische Landesmuseum Bonn

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, History Museum, Tourist Center

    Address: LVR-Landesmuseum in Bonn, Colmantstr, 14-16, 53115 Bonn

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Museum Rheinisch-Westfälischer Alterthümer is managed exclusively by the Rhineland Landscape Association.The present day museum has evolved from the “Museum of Antiquities” (...Read more

  9. Das Bonner Munster

    # 9 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 469 times in trip plans
    Das Bonner Munster

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Gerhard-von-Are, Gangolfstraße 14, 53111 Bonn, Germany

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  10. MunsterBasilika St. Martin

    # 10 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 305 times in trip plans
    MunsterBasilika St. Martin

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: Gerhard von Arestrasse 5, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  11. 60 Minutes Bonn-das Live-exit-game

    # 11 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 90 times in trip plans
    60 Minutes Bonn-das Live-exit-game

    Tags: Entertainment, Play

    Address: Alfred-Bucherer-Straße 57, 53115 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia,Germany

    Timings: 03:00 pm - 08:45 pm Details

    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 e...Read more

  12. Japanischer Garten

    # 12 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 152 times in trip plans
    Japanischer Garten

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Tourist Center, Picnic Spot

    Address: Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20, 53175 Bonn, Germany

    Timings: 03:00 pm - 08:45 pm Details

    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. Japani...Read more

  13. Shaker's

    # 13 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 86 times in trip plans
    Shaker's

    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Performance

    Address: Bornheimer Straße 26, 53111 Bonn, Germany

    Timings: 05:00 pm - 11:59 pm Details

    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 activi...Read more

  14. German National Museum Of Contemporary History

    # 14 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 313 times in trip plans
    German National Museum Of Contemporary History

    Tags: History Museum

    Address: Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, 53113 Bonn, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This contemporary history museum in Bonn, Germany is known as the Haus der Geschichte (officially known as Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, "House of the History of the Federal Repu...Read more

  15. Alter Friedhof

    # 15 of 850 Things To Do in Bonn | Added 264 times in trip plans
    Alter Friedhof

    Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Cemetery, Tourist Center

    Address: Bornheimer Straße, 53113 Bonn, Germany

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 di...Read more

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  • Doppelkirche Schwarzrheindorf

    Dixstraße 41

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Poppelsdorfer Schloss

    Meckenheimer Allee 171

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Beethoven House

    Bonngasse 20

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Koblenzer Tor

    Adenauerallee 19

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Universität mit Hofgarten und Koblenzer Tor

    Am Hof 1d

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Münsterbasilika

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Josef Hecker

    Auf dem Dransdorfer Berg 60

    Mountains
  • Dottendorfer Jugendkreuz

    Mountains
  • Altenahrer Eck

    Mountains
  • Großer Ölberg

    Mountains
  • Katzley

    Mountains
  • Forstbetriebsbezirk Berg

    Berg 13

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  • Katzenlochbachtal

    Forests
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  • Otto-Maigler-See

    Mühlenweg 10

    Lakes
  • Sieglarer See

    Lakes
  • Adenauer Weiher

    Lakes
  • Wözl's Wassertreter

    Lakes
  • Schwanenteich

    Lakes
  • Berggeistsee

    Lakes
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  • Kurfürstenquelle

    Rivers
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  • Deutsches Museum Bonn

    Ahrstraße 45

    Museums
  • Kunstmuseum Bonn

    Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2

    Museums
  • Bonner Kunstverein

    Hochstadenring 22

    Museums
  • Museum Koenig

    Adenauerallee 160

    Museums
  • Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Haus

    Adenauerallee 79

    Museums
  • Akademisches Kunstmuseum

    Am Hofgarten 21

    Museums
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  • PWS Spielhallenbetrieb GmbH

    Wenzelgasse 33

    Amusement Parks
  • Angelpark Witterschlick

    Schmale Allee 30

    Amusement Parks
  • Phantasialand

    Berggeiststraße 31-41

    Landmarks Amusement Parks Restaurants
  • Silly Billy Entertainment GmbH

    Ottostraße 14

    Amusement Parks Restaurants
  • Angel-Oase

    Köhlershohner Straße 1

    Amusement Parks Restaurants
  • Mystery Castle

    Landmarks Amusement Parks
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  • Bierhaus Machold

    Heerstraße 52

    International Bars
  • Fiddlers

    Frongasse 9

    Restaurants Bars
  • Limes

    Theaterstraße 2

    Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Restaurants
  • Arco

    Sterntorbrücke 2

    Restaurants Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Bars
  • Maya

    Breite Straße 72

    Mexican Bars
  • Boogaloo

    Roonstraße 19

    Bars Restaurants
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  • Merkur Spielothek Spielautomatenaufsteller

    Kölnstraße 3

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino Royal GmbH

    Alte Bahnhofstraße 11

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Spiel-in

    Kasernenstraße 26

    Casinos and Gaming
  • City Spiele Godesberg

    Alte Bahnhofstraße 24

    Casinos and Gaming
  • August Solf

    Florentiusgraben 54

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Spiel-In Casino GmbH

    Hohe Straße 68

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Kottenforst

    Reichsstraße 67

    Natural Parks
  • Schloss Türnich

    Schloss Türnich 1

    Natural Parks
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