Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Bonn, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 27 sights
Distance 8.7 km
Ascend 87 m
Descend 99 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: Karmel St. Joseph

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The Carmel of St. Joseph in the Bonn district of Pützchen-Bechlinghoven is a former convent of the Discalced Carmelites. The convent building is currently part of a residential complex that was built as part of a community housing project. It is located at Karmeliterstraße 1 and has been a listed building since 1998.

Wikipedia: Karmel St. Joseph (Bonn) (DE)

93 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: St. Adelheid-Kirche

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St. Adelheid am Pützchen is a Catholic church in the Pützchen district of Bonn, Germany. The building is a listed building.

Wikipedia: St. Adelheid am Pützchen (DE)

122 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: St. Adelheidis-Kapelle

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The chapel of St. Adelheidis is located on Adelheidisplatz in the Bonn district of Pützchen-Bechlinghoven. It is a pilgrimage chapel dedicated to Saint Adelheid of Vilich. The current chapel was built in 1769 at the Adelheidis fountain and is a listed building. The fountain or the spring enclosed in it has been a pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages. The chapel building is a small, plastered, single-nave hall church with a low three-sided choir niche, a pressed barrel vault and a turret on the north-west side of the roof facing away from the street.

Wikipedia: Kapelle St. Adelheidis (DE)

18 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 4: St. Adelheid-Brunnen

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The Adelheidis Fountain is located in the Pützchen-Bechlinghoven district of Bonn on Adelheidisplatz. The fountain contains a spring that, according to legend, has existed here since 1003. The fountain has existed in its current form since the middle of the 17th century. It has been an important pilgrimage site in the region for centuries and is a listed building with the associated stone cross.

Wikipedia: Adelheidis-Brunnen (DE)

1275 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 5: Sankt Paulus

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Sankt Paulus

The Catholic Church of St. Paul in the Bonn district of Beuel-Ost was built between 1956 and 1958. It is a listed building, including a wayside cross from 1677.

Wikipedia: St. Paulus (Beuel) (DE), Website

344 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Pantheon Theater

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Pantheon Theater unbekannt / Logo

The Pantheon Theater was founded in Bonn in October 1987 by the actor, director and cabaret artist Rainer Pause and is one of the most renowned cabaret in German-speaking countries. It was in the basement of the Bonn Center at Bundeskanzlerplatz by summer 2016. After an investor bought the Bonn Center to tear down the building and use the property for a new building, the Pantheon Theater was terminated the rental agreement in summer 2016. The last season in Pantheon ended in mid-July 2016. On August 30, 2016, the rental agreement for the new venue in the Beuel between the city of Bonn and the Pantheon Theater was signed. He has a term of 30 years to October 31, 2046. The contract was postponed several times by the pantheon after there were discrepancies between the Pantheon operators and the city of Bonn in July 2016. The theater has been located in Bonn-Fuel since the end of October 2016.

Wikipedia: Pantheon-Theater (DE), Website, Facebook

619 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: Bertha Kahn

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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

1101 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 8: Synagoge Beuel

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The synagogue in Beuel, a district of Bonn in North Rhine-Westphalia, was built in 1903 and was located at today's intersection of Siegfried-Leopold- and Friedrich-Friesen-Straße.

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Beuel) (DE)

457 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Sankt Josef

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Beuel-Mitte is a district of the Bonn borough of Beuel. It lies between the Rhine in the west, the railway line in the east, the Bröltalbahnweg in the north and the Rosenweg in the south. Originating from earlier village settlements, Beuel-Mitte developed into a core town due to its central bridge location. Due to its central location between Bonn's city centre and the higher-priced Rhein-Sieg district, predominantly historic buildings and numerous new buildings in the upper price segment as well as a diverse leisure, shopping and cultural infrastructure, the district is considered an "upscale" residential area.

Wikipedia: Beuel-Mitte (DE), Website

222 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Heimatmuseum Beuel

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The Heimatmuseum Beuel is a local history museum in Bonn, Germany. The museum was established in 1986 on the initiative of Beuel's Local Historical Society.

Wikipedia: Heimatmuseum Beuel (EN), Website

329 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Brückenmännchen

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The Bonn Bridge Man is a stone sculpture that was attached to the right tower of the Beuel river pillar, directly above the pedestrian culvert, during the construction of the first Bonn Rhine bridge in 1898 and stretched its buttocks to the Beuel side. The background was that the bridge was financed exclusively by Bonn residents, because the residents of the "schäl Sick" did not want to contribute to the costs.

Wikipedia: Brückenmännchen (Bonn) (DE)

1522 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 12: Historisches Institut

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The Oberbergamt Bonn, founded as the Royal Mining Office for the Lower Rhine Provinces, was a Prussian and later North Rhine-Westphalian authority of the mining, metallurgical and saltworks administration. In 1970, it was merged with the Oberbergamt Dortmund to form the Landesoberbergamt Dortmund.

Wikipedia: Oberbergamt Bonn (DE)

147 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Alter Zoll

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The Old Customs in Bonn is a former bastion of Bonn's city fortifications, also known as the Three Kings. It was built around 1644 and is located on the slope of the banks of the Rhine on the private property of the University of Bonn as the owner. It is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Alter Zoll (Bonn) (DE)

160 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Ägyptisches Museum Bonn

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Bonn Egyptian Museum is an archaeological museum for ancient Egyptian antiquities located in Bonn, Germany. It presents a selection of the most important collection of original objects from Ancient Egypt in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Bonn Egyptian Museum (EN), Website

299 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: Studentenbrunnen

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The student fountain in Bonn was built in 1913 and is a symbol of historic student culture in the city. The fountain on the corner of Franziskanerstraße / An der Schloßkirche was placed under monument protection in 1988.

Wikipedia: Studentenbrunnen (DE)

208 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Market fountain

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The Marktfontaine is a fountain on Bonn's market square in front of the Old Town Hall. It is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Marktfontaine (Bonn) (DE)

354 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 17: Sterntor

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The original Sterntor in Bonn was built around 1244 at the end of Sternstraße and was part of the medieval city fortifications.

Wikipedia: Sterntor (Bonn) (DE)

138 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: Altes Stadthaus

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The Altes Stadthaus is a former administration building in Bonn, Germany, built for the French occupation forces after World War I. It was designed by the Munich architect German Bestelmeyer in 1922. Construction was completed in 1924–25. The building most recently served as a public library and administration building. As of 2012, the Altes Stadthaus is being renovated and extended as a "House of Learning", which will accommodate the community college and the library.

Wikipedia: Altes Stadthaus, Bonn (EN)

127 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: Palais Fürstenberg

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The main post office in Bonn is a former city palace on Münsterplatz, which was built from 1751 to 1753. It was the main post office of the city from 1877 to 2008. The entire complex, including the former parcel post office at Bottlerplatz, built between 1906 and 1908, is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Hauptpost (Bonn) (DE)

52 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 20: Ludwig van Beethoven

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The Beethoven Monument is a large bronze statue of Ludwig van Beethoven that stands on the Münsterplatz in Bonn, Beethoven's birthplace. It was unveiled on 12 August 1845, in honour of the 75th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Wikipedia: Beethoven Monument (EN)

173 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 21: Bonner Münster

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Bonn Minster is a Catholic church in Bonn. It is one of Germany's oldest churches, having been built between the 11th and 13th centuries. At one point the church served as the de facto cathedral for the Archbishopric of Cologne, because it is the major church of what was then the Archbishop-Elector's residence. It is now a minor basilica. It served as the inspiration for the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, as Kaiser Wilhelm II had studied in Bonn.

Wikipedia: Bonn Minster (EN), Website

72 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 22: Pranger

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The Bonn Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Basilica, is the main Catholic church in Bonn and a landmark of the city. It was built in the 11th century as the Romanesque collegiate church of St. Cassius and Florentius of the Cassius Monastery. After the secularization of the monastery at the beginning of the 19th century and the demolition of the neighboring parish church of St. Martin in 1812, the cathedral came into the possession of the parish of St. Martin. Since 1956, the cathedral has borne the title Basilica minor. The Bonn Cathedral has been undergoing general renovation since 2017, and the interior has been open again since October 31, 2021.

Wikipedia: Bonner Pranger (DE)

129 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 23: Sankt Martin

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Sankt Martin

St. Martin was a Romanesque parish church in Bonn, Germany. It was located in the immediate vicinity of the Bonn Cathedral.

Wikipedia: St. Martin (Bonn) (DE)

80 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 24: Contra-Kreis-Theater

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Contra-Kreis-Theater is a theatre in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Wikipedia: Contra-Kreis-Theater (EN), Website

109 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 25: Helenenkapelle

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The Helenenkapelle is a church building in Bonn-Zentrum and is considered the only surviving Romanesque house chapel of a collegiate curia in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Helenenkapelle (Bonn) (DE)

181 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 26: Schlosskirche

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The Electoral Palace in Bonn is the former residential palace of the Prince-Electors of Cologne. Since 1818, it has been the University of Bonn's main building in the city center, home to the University administration and the faculty of humanities and theology.

Wikipedia: Electoral Palace, Bonn (EN)

334 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 27: Hofgarten

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The Hofgarten is a park in Bonn, Germany. It belongs partly to the city centre, partly to the southern part of the city and borders in the northwest on the main building of the University of Bonn, the Electoral Palace. In the 18th century, the park was created as a garden for the residence of Elector Clemens August. Nowadays, Bonn's Hofgarten is a popular local recreation area, especially among students, due to its central location.

Wikipedia: Hofgarten (Bonn) (DE)


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