Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Bonn, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 29 sights
Distance 9.8 km
Ascend 108 m
Descend 101 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: 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

344 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: 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

975 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 3: 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 4: 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

930 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

245 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Synagoge Bonn Denkmal

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Synagoge Bonn Denkmal

The Old Synagogue in Bonn, a large city in North Rhine-Westphalia, was built in 1877/78 and destroyed by the National Socialists in 1938.

Wikipedia: Alte Synagoge (Bonn) (DE)

435 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

145 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: 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

343 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

227 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

86 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Metropol

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The metropoly was a cinema in the center of Bonn. Its 864 places comprehensive large house was the last larger cinema room in Art Deco style in Germany. The building has been a listed building since 1983. After it went into the hand of a new owner in December 2005, the cinema was closed in March 2006. The building should be converted according to the first plans for "large -scale trade use". After the first renovation plans of the new owner had been rejected by the City Council of Bonn, Mayor Bärbel Dieckmann campaigned for modified conversion plans in May 2007, but implementation was stopped in the autumn of the same year. From September 2007 to May 2008, a citizens 'initiative collected more than 16,000 signatures in the context of a citizens' request that aimed to maintain the monument and its further use as a place of culture. In May 2008, the city administration presented the responsible committees of the Council to a resolution to reject the latest renovation plans of the new owners and referred them to the possibility of selling the building to a user who provides for cultural use while maintaining the monument. On August 26, 2008, the Higher Administrative Court of Münster (OVG) decided that only the facade of the building had a monument property. The court did not allow a revision. The city appealed to the non -approval of the revision. This was rejected; The OVG decision is therefore final. The conversion to a bookstore began in 2009 and was completed in autumn 2010.

Wikipedia: Metropol (Bonn) (DE)

146 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Weg berühmter Persönlichkeiten

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As part of a joint campaign by the Bonner General-Anzeiger and the city of Bonn, the path of famous personalities in Bonngasse was inaugurated in July 2004. From a list of 32 name suggestions drawn up by the Bonn Cultural Council, the readers of the General-Anzeiger chose the 16 "heads" that can be seen today in Bonngasse. The first five floor slabs were already installed when the path was opened in 2004, and another eleven in July 2005. The path was extended by another six heads in August 2007 after the redesign of Friedrichstraße. In May 2015, the path was extended by a 23rd element.

Wikipedia: Weg berühmter Persönlichkeiten (Bonn) (DE)

116 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Im Mohren

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The house "Im Mohren" in Bonn's city centre is one of the oldest surviving town houses in Bonn. It is adjacent to Beethoven's birthplace and is now used by the Beethoven House Association and the associated Beethoven Archive Foundation. The house from the Baroque period is located in Bonngasse and is a listed building. The building is known for a wooden sculpture of a Moor attached to the façade.

Wikipedia: Haus „Im Mohren“ (DE)

386 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 14: Wilhelmbau

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The Bonn Regional Court was founded in 1850 and is one of the 19 regional courts in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is responsible for the districts of the six district courts in Bonn and the surrounding area and is located in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Cologne.

Wikipedia: Landgericht Bonn (DE)

441 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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

202 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: 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)

184 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 20: Paul-Clemen-Museum

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The Paul Clemen Museum is the art history museum of the University of Bonn, which opened in 2013.

Wikipedia: Paul-Clemen-Museum (DE)

167 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 21: 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)

227 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 22: Kreuzkirche

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The Kreuzkirche is a Protestant church in Bonn, Germany. Since 1871 it has been the church of the Kreuzkirchengemeinde, which belongs to the Bonn church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, and also the Protestant city church of Bonn. With a seating capacity of 1200 seats, it is the largest Protestant church in the Rhineland and the largest church in Bonn. The Kreuzkirche is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Kreuzkirche (Bonn) (DE), Website

712 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 23: KDB Rheno-Guestphalia zu Bonn im RKDB

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KDB Rheno-Guestphalia zu Bonn im RKDB

The Catholic German Burschenschaft Rheno-Guestphalia is a Catholic fraternity in Bonn, Germany. She is a member of the Ring Katholischer Deutscher Burschenschaften (RKDB).

Wikipedia: KDB Rheno-Guestphalia (DE)

393 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 24: Rheinisches Landesmuseum

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Rheinisches LandesmuseumHOWI - Horsch, Willy / CC BY 3.0

The LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn is one of the oldest cultural history museums in Germany. The collection of the LVR-LandesMuseum depicts 400,000 years of human history with its archaeological, art-historical and cultural-historical objects. The focus is on the cultural history of the Rhineland, which is depicted by archaeological finds, medieval works of art, works of the Düsseldorf School of Painting and contemporary positions, among other things.

Wikipedia: Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn (DE), Website

298 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 25: Kurfürstliches Gärtnerhaus

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The Electoral Gärtnerhaus is located in the Weststadt district of Bonn on the corner of Wittelsbacherring/Beethovenplatz. The historic building is located on the northeast side of a small park that is referred to as a tree nursery. The baroque building from the second half of the 18th century is a monument protection with the remaining of the site of the former electoral tree nursery as a monument.

Wikipedia: Kurfürstliches Gärtnerhaus (Bonn) (DE)

110 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 26: Baumschul­wäldchen

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The Baumschulwäldchen in Bonn's Weststadt district is a 1.4-hectare city park. Together with the Electoral Gardener's House located here, the park is a listed building as the site of the former electoral tree nursery.

Wikipedia: Baumschulwäldchen (DE)

250 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 27: Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gymnasium

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The Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gymnasium (EMA) is one of the oldest municipal grammar schools in Bonn. It was founded in 1882 under the name Höhere Bürgerschule and renamed in 1938 at the suggestion of the Protestant Church of Bonn after the Western Pomeranian publicist, historian and poet Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769–1860), who had spent the second half of his life in Bonn.

Wikipedia: Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gymnasium Bonn (DE)

1102 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 28: Schumannhaus und Schumann-Grabmal

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The Schumannhaus Bonn is the house where the German composer Robert Schumann died in the Bonn district of Endenich. In the 19th century, it housed a private psychiatric hospital. Other prominent personalities were also treated in it, such as the painters Carl Gehrts, Mihály von Munkácsy and Alfred Rethel. Today, the house is a memorial and is used as a museum and music library of the city of Bonn. The Schumann House is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Schumannhaus Bonn (DE), Website

512 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 29: Haus der Springmaus

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With over 65,000 visitors a year, the Haus der Springmaus e.V. in Bonn-Endenich is one of the most famous cabaret theatres in Germany and the parent company of the improvisational theatre Springmaus. It is managed by Berit Baumhoff; 1st chairman is Andreas Etienne.

Wikipedia: Haus der Springmaus (DE), Website


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