Bonn Museums Tour, Bonn

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 and visit some of the finest exhibitions.
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Bonn Museums Tour Map

Guide Name: Bonn Museums Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Bonn (See other walking tours in Bonn)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Author: damon
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Bonn Museum of Modern Art

1) Bonn Museum of Modern Art (must see)

The Kunstmuseum Bonn or Bonn Museum of Modern Art is an art museum in Bonn, founded in 1947. The Kunstmuseum exhibits both temporary exhibitions and its collection. Its collection is focused on Rhenish Expressionism and post-war German art. It is part of Bonn's "Museum Mile".

The present building, which opened in 1992, was created by the BJSS firm (Axel Schultes) and Jürgen Pleuser. It has three entrances, symbolising openness. The design of the staircase has been described...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museum of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany

2) Museum of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany (must see)

The museum's permanent exhibition presents the political, economic and social history, important trends in art and culture and living conditions of everyday life. The exhibits features the first Adenauer-service Mercedes, part of the original furniture of the first German parliament from an original movie of the 50s, the '68 water cannons, the warrant for Erich Honecker and a foreign worker's first green card. A railway saloon car in a metro entrance and a preserved Roman monument...   view more
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A. Koenig's Natural History Museum

3) A. Koenig's Natural History Museum (must see)

The A. Koenig's Natural History Museum is hard to miss, as it is situated right in front of the Hammerschmidt Villa in Bonn. A keen zoologist and collector Alexander Koenig (1858 - 1940) founded the museum in 1912, which was to simultaneously serve science and the public. The museum remained largely undamaged during the war. Nowadays, the museum has the reputation of being one of the most important museums of natural history of the Federal Republic of Germany and hosts exhibitions for both...   view more
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Mathematics Museum (Arithmeum)

4) Mathematics Museum (Arithmeum)

The genesis of arithmetic is explained by showcasing tools, such as the first computers and the most comprehensive collection of mechanical calculating machines, all in the aesthetically pleasing environment of the museum. Along the way around the exhibition, visitors can learn about various historical machines and the aesthetics of the bizarre factory wheels from up close. In addition, a collection of historical computing and mathematics books dating back to Gutenberg's time is also being...   view more
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Academic Art Museum

5) Academic Art Museum

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...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Egyptian Museum

6) Egyptian Museum (must see)

The Egyptian Museum of Bonn University exhibits a collection of the most beautiful and interesting objects. With around 700 pieces being exhibited, it is the most important collection of Egyptian culture in North Rhine-Westphalia. The permanent exhibition offers a comprehensive picture of ancient Egyptian cultural history, starting from the fourth millennium BC to the third century AD. The three divisions provide a clear overview of ancient civilization. In addition to a separate area dedicated...   view more
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Beethoven House

7) Beethoven House (must see)

The Beethoven House is the only home of the family van Beethoven that was preserved. Nowadays, the Beethoven House is known worldwide as one of the most important cultural monuments. It was opened officially in May, 1893. It is not widely known that the Beethoven House is home to the largest and most diverse collection dedicated to Beethoven. The collection has grown as a result of a now 110 year-long collection activity. Over the years, the museum has received many valuable pieces as a gift or...   view more
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Bonn Women's Museum

8) Bonn Women's Museum

The Bonn Women's Museum (German: Frauenmuseum Bonn) is a women's museum in Bonn, Germany. It was founded in 1981 by Marianne Pitzen and an interdisciplinary group of working women, and claims to be the first museum of its kind in the world. It hosts temporary exhibitions (over 500 since its founding) and accompanying events, and is run by the society "Women's Museum – Art, Culture, Research". The Women's Museum promotes female artists (both German and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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 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
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 your memory for a long time.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Bonn Nightlife Tour

Bonn Nightlife Tour

Bonn offers its visitors the chance to enjoy an impressive diversity of nightclubs, pubs and bars. There are night venues for people with any musical preferences, from hard rock to blues. Take the present self-guided tour in order to feel the rythm of the nightlife in the city of Bonn.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 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
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