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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Museum, Historical Site, Memorial, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Specialty Mu...
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...
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Museum, Tourist Center, Exhibition , Specialty Museum
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 muse...
#3 of 44 Things to do in Bonn | Added 10879 times in trip plans
Art And Culture, Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum, Heritage Building
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 th...
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Outdoors, Park, Landmark, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Boating, Picnic Spot
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 ri...
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 Univ...
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Art Museum, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museum
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...
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Food And Drinks, Pubs
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-fl...
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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 Rathau...
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Art And Culture, Museum, Children Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum
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 ...
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Landmark, Entertainment, Market, Street Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids
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 H...
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Library, Museum, History Museum, Aquarium, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Exhi...
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 a...
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Landmark, Memorial, Statue, Family And Kids
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 Hähne...
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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...
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Museum, Science Museum, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
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...
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 ...