Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #12 in Bonn, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 14 sights
Distance 6.5 km
Ascend 89 m
Descend 150 m

Experience Bonn in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in BonnIndividual Sights in Bonn

Sight 1: Rosenburg

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The Rosenburg is a castle-like villa in the Bonn district of Kessenich, which was built in 1831. It was the seat of the Federal Ministry of Justice from 1950 to 1973. The Rosenburg is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Rosenburg (Bonn) (DE)

564 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: Alte St. Nikolaus-Kirche

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Alt-St.-Nikolaus is a former parish church in the Bonn district of Kessenich. The church is located on Nikolausstraße at the corner of Rosenburgweg. It is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Alt-St. Nikolaus (DE)

586 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: Edith Pappenheim

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The list of Stumbling Stones in Bonn contains Stumbling Stones that were laid in Bonn as part of the art project of the same name by Gunter Demnig.

Wikipedia: Liste der Stolpersteine in Bonn (DE), Website

1086 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 4: Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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Haus der Geschichte is a museum of contemporary history in Bonn, Germany. With around one million visitors every year, it is one of the most popular German museums. The Haus der Geschichte is part of the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Foundation, alongside the "Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig", the "Tränenpalast" at Berlin Friedrichstraße station and the "Museum in the Kulturbrauerei". The foundation's headquarters is in Bonn.

Wikipedia: Haus der Geschichte (EN), Website

263 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: SAS-Pavillon

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The SAS Pavilion is a small rotunda on Bonn's Bundeskanzlerplatz, which was built in 1952/53 and was formerly used as a flight agency of the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). It is a listed building.

Wikipedia: SAS-Pavillon (DE)

176 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Palais Schaumburg

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Palais Schaumburg

Palais Schaumburg is a neoclassical-style building in Bonn, Germany, which served as the primary official seat of the German Federal Chancellery and the primary official residence of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 until 1976. As the headquarters of the Federal Chancellery, it was simply known as the House of the Federal Chancellor. Since 2001, Palais Schaumburg has served as the secondary official seat of the German Federal Chancellery and the secondary official residence of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Wikipedia: Palais Schaumburg (EN)

395 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Large Two Forms

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Large Two Forms is a 1966-1969 sculpture by Henry Moore. The monumental sculpture measures 365 cm × 610 cm × 400 cm. It comprises two large curving elements that almost meet. The organic shapes, each with oval openings, resemble two human pelvis bones, positioned as if copulating. The work may have a distant relationship to his 1934 sculpture Two Forms in pynkado wood, now held by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Wikipedia: Large Two Forms (EN)

253 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Ehemaliger Deutscher Bundestag

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The Bundeshaus is a building complex in Bonn, Germany, which served as the Provisional Parliament House of West Germany, and thus the seat of the German Bundestag and Bundesrat, from 1949 until 1999. The main building, constructed between 1930 and 1933, served as a Pedagogical Academy until the end of the Second World War. After the resolution of the Hauptstadtfrage in 1949 in favor of Bonn, the structure was converted into the provisional seat of the Bundestag and Bundesrat.

Wikipedia: Bundeshaus (Bonn) (EN)

188 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Bundesbüdchen

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The so-called Bundesbüdchen is an oval kiosk that is listed as an architectural monument and is located in the former government district and today's federal quarter in Bonn. From 1957, the kiosk stood between the then Federal Chancellery, the Bundesrat and the Bundestag. It had to be dismantled in 2006 and was re-erected in May 2020 near its original location on the corner of Heussallee and Platz der Vereinten Nationen.

Wikipedia: Bundesbüdchen (DE), Website

102 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Praxis am Post-Tower

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The building Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 4/6 is a semi-detached villa in the Bonn district of Gronau, which was built in 1906/07. It is located in the centre of the Federal Quarter opposite the Schürmann Building. The villa is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 4/6 (Bonn) (DE), Website

72 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

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The Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods is located in Bonn, Germany. It is one of 80 institutes in the Max Planck Society. The institute focuses its study on law, economics and politics of collective goods.

Wikipedia: Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods (EN), Website

467 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 12: Langer Eugen

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Langer Eugen is an office tower in the Gronau district of Bonn, Germany. It was built between 1966 and 1969. Since 2006 it has housed several United Nations organizations. Until the German Bundestag (parliament) moved to Berlin in 1999, the building was the primary location for the offices of the members of the Bundestag. After renovations, eleven UN organizations moved into the building and it began serving as the center of the UN Campus, Bonn. Langer Eugen is protected as a landmark or listed building under the North Rhine-Westphalia Monument Protection Law. It is currently the second-tallest building in Bonn and the 43rd tallest building in Germany. When it was built it was briefly the second-tallest building in Germany, behind the Bayer-Hochhaus.

Wikipedia: Langer Eugen (EN)

342 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: Altes Wasserwerk

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The Old Waterworks is an ensemble of buildings in Bonn, whose pump house housed the plenary hall of the German Bundestag from 1986 to 1992/93. It dates back to the end of the 19th century and used to serve as the city's water supply. Today it contains office and conference rooms. It is located above the banks of the Rhine (Stresemannufer) near the Federal Palace in the district of Gronau with the address Hermann-Ehlers-Straße 29.

Wikipedia: Altes Wasserwerk (Bonn) (DE)

1990 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 14: Freizeitpark Rheinaue

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The Rheinaue amusement park, called "the Rheinaue" by locals, is a 160-hectare local recreation area in Bonn designed as a park. The main features of the park were created on the occasion of the Federal Garden Show in 1979 south of Bonn's Gronau, a then undeveloped and agriculturally used floodplain area.

Wikipedia: Rheinaue (Bonn) (DE)


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