Bad Godesberg Walking Tour, Bonn

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.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Bad Godesberg Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Bad Godesberg Walking Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Bonn (See other walking tours in Bonn)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Author: Cathy
Galerie Schön

1) Galerie Schön

Galerie Schön is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Bad Godesberg. The owner and initiator of Schön is Franz Schön. The gallery hosts diverse exhibitions of paintings, caricatures, drawings and other forms of visual art created mostly by local artists. The gallery has a gift shop attached. Visitors are welcome tue - fri - 10.00 - 18.30 with a break between 13.00 and 15.00, sat - 10.00 - 14.00.

2) Stadtpark

Stadtpark is Bad Godesberg's state park. With its local and exotic trees and plants, beautiful pond with ducks, fountain and alleys, the park looks like a neat, splendid English garden. Since 1800, the landscape was extended several times. The park, in addition to its beautiful flora, is decorated with several statues, like the aluminium composition created by P. J. Geissler and the steel "Archetypus" by Bernhard Müller-Feyen. Stadtpark also shelters a small, but very popular theater named Kleines Theater.
Music School

3) Music School

The Music School in Bad Godesberg is one of the area's trademarks. The building is decorated with rich architectural ornaments and the facade is supported by two grand columns. In front of the school there is a very significant and beautiful bronze sculpture depicting a woman and a child listening to a violinist playing. The sculpture looks most realistic and is the mascot of the Music School. The author of this landmark is Christopher Opiela.
The Redoute

4) The Redoute

The Redoute is a beautiful house from the electoral period reserved for balls and other important events. The building was built between 1790 and 1792. The late classical structure was designed by Michael Leydel - a very popular architect of that period. The construction of such a place for balls and other entertaintment was ordered by the son of Empress Maria Theresia - Max Franz. The Redoute is surrounded by a splendid park and a lovely fountain decorates the front lawn.

5) Theaterplatz

The Theaterplatz is the central square in Bad Godesberg. It is a very popular venue, both among locals and visitors due to its spacious perimeter, its refreshing fountain in the middle, the multitude of summer cafes and small shops, as well as the occasional flea market. The square is reserved exclusively for pedestrians. The Theaterplatz is the perfect place to have a coffee and enjoy a slow afternoon in Bad Godesberg.
Saint Marien Church

6) Saint Marien Church

Saint Marien Church is a Catholic church located in the center of Bad Godesberg. The construction of the church was initiated in 1860 and was completed two years later. In 1894 the structure was reconstructed and given the present exterior. The man who worked on the exclusive design of the building was Vinzenz Statz - a German architect and painter. The first pastor of Saint Marien was Hubert Theodor Aegidius Minartz. The church's pride is a Pieta dating from 1300, the Gothic period donated by Paul Kemp.
Castle Cemetery

7) Castle Cemetery

The Castle Cemetery is a cemetery attached to Bad Godesberg's most popular landmark - the Godesburg Castle. The cemetery was created in 1805 but had to be extended several times thoughout its existence. The cemetery is famous due to the fact that it hosts the graves of many important personalities, as well as monuments and even mausoleums created by talented and famous sculptors, for example the 1912 tomb representing the Mother of the Earth by Simatscheck. The most important graves with tombs are those of Carl August von Groote - mayor of the city between 1857 and 1888, Theodor Minartz - parish priest of the city between 1857 and 1889 and Paul Kemp, famous actor who lived in Bad Godesberg.
The Godesburg

8) The Godesburg (must see)

The Godesburg is a Medieval castle located on a hill in Bad Godesberg. The construction dates from the thirteenth century. The idea of creating such a grand construction belonged to the Archbishop of Cologne - Dietrich I von Hengebach. Unfortunately, the castle was seriously damaged during the Cologne War. The ruins were donated to the city of Bad Godesberg in 1891. In 1959, modern architect Gottfried Böhm designed a new appearance for the castle in order to shelter a hotel and a restaurant within it. Nowadays the Godesburg is the most popular and important landmark in Bad Godesberg.
Deutsche Museum

9) Deutsche Museum (must see)

The Deutsches Museum is a museum that offers a lot of useful information and memorable impressions to its visitors. It represents the branch of the famous Deutsches Museum in Munich. The collection of the museum includes more than one hundred showpieces that reflect the most important technological inventions created in the last sixty years, some of which were even nominated and awarded by the Nobel Foundation. The Deutsches Museum has a gift shop available. Visitors are welcome tue - sun - 10.00 - 18.00.

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Bonn Shopping Tour

Bonn Shopping Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Bonn Art Galleries Tour

Bonn Art Galleries Tour

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Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Kids Entertainment in Bonn

Kids Entertainment in Bonn

Bonn, beside having an incredible variety of attractions for grown-ups, offers an accordant number and selection of places to visit for children of all ages and personalities. The attractions will offer kids not only positive impressions, but will also provide them with much useful information. Take the present guided tour to give your children a day full of pleasant memories to take back home.

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Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Bonn Museums Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Bonn Places of Worship

Bonn Places of Worship

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Bonn for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Bonn has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Bonn, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.