Bonn Art Galleries Tour, Bonn (Self Guided)

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.
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Bonn Art Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Bonn Art Galleries Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Bonn (See other walking tours in Bonn)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Author: damon
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Kuenstler Forum

1) Kuenstler Forum

Along with the Bonn Art Society and the Society of Art and Design, the Art Forum (Kuenstler Forum), founded in 1987, also plays an important role in the buzzing art life on Hohshtadenring square. It is not only a static spot for local artists presenting their work, but also a forum for artwork, sculptures and other projects made by foreign artists. The Art Forum is a must-visit location, whether you want to learn more about the contemporary art scene or simply admire exceptional works of art.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 3 pm - 6 pm; Saturday: 2 pm - 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
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Bonner Kunstverein

2) Bonner Kunstverein

The Bonn Art Society (Bonner Kunstverein) situated on Hohshtadenring square, was founded in 1963. The main objective of the founders and protectors of the society was to create a forum for contemporary art and artists. Local residents seem to show an interest not only in contemporary art exhibitions, but also in discussion of video screenings, workshops and lectures being held here. The library adjacent to the exhibition hall is home to numerous literature works, where visitors can learn more about art in general.
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Firla Gallery

3) Firla Gallery

The Firla Gallery presents graphic art since 1974, as well hosts international exhibitions of well-known artists. The store in the workshop features about 600 different pictures in form and color bars, which are made of high quality hand-made frames. Additionally, some unusual art products by various artists are available for purchase in the museum shop. Visitors are always welcome to explore the vast collection of art pieces in the relaxing atmosphere of the gallery.

Operation Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am- 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm- 6:30 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
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Sassen Gallery

4) Sassen Gallery

In a large gallery space situated on the Adenauer Alley, the gallery owner hosts exhibitions of both young and established artists. The numerous solo and group exhibitions showcase the works by local artists and those from other European countries. For some time Luzia Sassen has expanded her contacts beyond Europe to Africa and the USA. This ever-expanding background provides a platform for a wide-ranging exchange of ideas in Bonn.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 12 pm - 6.30 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 2 pm
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Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik

5) Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik (must see)

The Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik), Federal Art Gallery in short, is located on the famous Bonn Museum Mile, in one of the largest museums in Germany. It shows changing exhibitions featuring art treasures and important cultural objects and paintings from around the world. It was dedicated in 1989, together with the adjacent urban Bonn Art Museum, which cooperates closely with the Art and Exhibition Hall.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday: 10 am - 9 pm; Thursday - Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm

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 Places of Worship

Bonn Places of Worship

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
Bonn Cultural Tour

Bonn Cultural Tour

Bonn is an amazing city with rich history and culture. With a wide selection of museums, theaters, operas and libraries, Bonn is guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding tastes. Take this walking tour to explore the cultural life of Beethoven's hometown.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation 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
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
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

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.