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Academic Art Museum, Bonn

Academic Art Museum, Bonn

Akademisches Kunstmuseum (Academic Art Museum) is an art museum in Bonn. It is the oldest museum in Bonn and houses the antique collection of the University of Bonn with more than 500 antique statues and reliefs, and over 2,000 originals. It is located in a neoclassical building at the southern end of the Hofgarten, near the Electoral Palace.

The museum was founded in 1818 and has one of the largest collections of plaster casts of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures in the world. At this time collections of plaster casts were mainly used in the instruction of students at art academies. They were first used in the instruction of university students in 1763 by Christian Gottlob Heyne at University of Göttingen. The Akademisches Kunstmuseum in Bonn was the first of its kind, as at this time collections at other universities were scattered around universities libraries. The first director was Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker, who also held a professorship of archaeology. His tenure was from 1819 until his retirement in 1854. In 1872 the museum moved to a new building that was formerly used by the department of anatomy. The building was constructed from 1823 to 1830 and designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Hermann Friedrich Waesemann.
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Sight Name: Academic Art Museum
Sight Location: Bonn, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Bonn, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Bonn

Create Your Own Walk in Bonn

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bonn is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Bonn Shopping Tour

Bonn Shopping Tour

Bonn is a wonderful city to visit on a shopping tour. The diversity and multitude of shops is absolutely amazing, allowing you to spoil yourself with a delicious chocolate, or a qualitative cigar and select special gifts for relatives, friends and acquaintances waiting back home. Take the present self-guided tour and you will experience an exciting and colourful shopping trip which will remain in...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Bonn Museums Tour

Bonn Museums Tour

The city of Bonn is famous for its marvelous museums, both in Germany and worldwide. It is the birthplace of the great Beethoven, his house now serving as a museum. The A. Koenig's Natural History Museum is also based in Bonn, as well as the Mathematics Museum (The Arithmeum), the Egyptian Museum and the Bonn Women's Museum. Take this walking tour to learn more about the city's past...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Bad Godesberg Walking Tour

Bad Godesberg Walking Tour

Bad Godesberg is the second largest district of Bonn, very popular among tourists due to its numerous landmarks and attractions. By following the present guided tour you will have the chance to comprehend and admire Bad Godesberg's art, history, culture and progress. Bad Godesberg is always a fun and welcoming place to visit.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Bonn Introduction Walk

Bonn Introduction Walk

If you visit Bonn, get ready to be impressed by the splendid architecture and grand sculptures reflecting the history and exclusive style of the city. All the presented landmarks, important elements of the cultural or the political history of Bonn, are priceess architectural treasures. Take the present guided tour in order to admire the most significant landmarks of the city.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Bonn Art Galleries Tour

Bonn Art Galleries Tour

Bonn is known as the birthplace of Beethoven and also prides itself on its famous Museum Mile, but it is also home to various art galleries. Don't hesitate to take this tour and find out more about the finest galleries in the city and explore the variety of featured artworks.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

The city of Bonn is home to numerous religious confessions which co-exist in the spirit of tolerance and peace. It is also the home of various places of worship such as ancient churches, cathedrals, chapels and basilicas. Take this tour to discover the exceptional architectural design and style of the finest churches that Bonn has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles