Bonn Places of Worship, Bonn

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.
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Bonn Places of Worship Map

Guide Name: Bonn Places of Worship
Guide Location: Germany » Bonn (See other walking tours in Bonn)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: damon
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The Church of St. Peter and St. John the Baptist

1) The Church of St. Peter and St. John the Baptist

The Bonn Abbey community goes back to the first church founded in Bonn in 795 AD, the Bonn People's Church. The Bonn People's Church was located near the Castell district in the 17 Century, but this location was abandoned and a new church was built on the site of the modern day church. The Bonn People's Church was the first parish church in Bonn, as well as being dedicated to Saints Peter and John the Baptist.
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Church in the Name of Jesus

2) Church in the Name of Jesus

The Church is one of the most interesting north German Jesuit churches, built in Romanesque style featuring Gothic elements juxtaposed with almost Baroque forms. Designed by Jakob de Candrea, the church was built using the so-called "Jesuit Gothic" style, combining Baroque elements with other styles. The two towers surrounding the building have double recessed Romanesque windows with Gothic windows on the central arch. However, the columns are ornamented with Baroque decorations. Each tower is crowned with a bulbous dome. The interior of the church features a huge, impressive hall. The crypts below the church serve as the resting place of 65 Jesuit Fathers.
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The Church of St. Remigius

3) The Church of St. Remigius

The church of St. Remigius in the city of Bonn is a Gothic, three-nave basilica with an underground vault; it was originally known as the Minoritenkirche or Brethren Church back in 1317. The construction of the church began in 1272 by the mendicant order of the Franciscans and was initially intended as a monastery church. Since 1957 and until 2007, the church was under the care of the Franciscans once again. In 2006, the separate parish of St. Remigius merged with the parish of St. Martin. Nowadays, The Catholic Community Church also uses the church as a university.
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The Church of the Cross

4) The Church of the Cross

The Church of the Cross is the largest Protestant Church in Bonn. It has plenty of room, enough to accommodate 1,200 people and serves double functions. On one hand, it serves as a gathering place for church services since 1871, on the other hand, people are attracted by the large size and central location of the Evangelical church, as well as the cultural events being held here. In both respects, the Church of the Cross is open, inviting and attractive - according to the word of Christ from the Gospel of John (chapter 12 verse 32), which stands as a motto over the entrance: "When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me."
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Bonn Minster-Basilica

5) Bonn Minster-Basilica (must see)

The Bonn Minster (German: Das Bonner Münster) is one of Germany's oldest churches, having been built between the 11th and 13th centuries. At one point the church served as the cathedral for the Archbishopric of Cologne. However, the Minster is now a Papal basilica.

Originally the Minster was the collegiate church of Saints Cassius and Florentius, who were Roman legionaries of the legendary all-Christian Theban Legion. The legion's garrison, according to legend, was in the Egyptian town of Thebes. Roman Emperor Maximianus Herculius ordered the legion to march to Gaul and assist in subduing rebels from Burgundy. At some point during their march, the legion refused to follow the emperor's orders either to kill fellow Christians or to worship Maximianus Herculius as a god. As a result, a large number of legionaries were martyred in Agaunum, now named Saint Maurice-en-Valais after Saint Maurice. According to legend, Saints Cassius and Florentius, who were under the command of Saint Gereon, were beheaded for their religious beliefs at the present location of the Bonn Minster.

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The Chapel of St. George

6) The Chapel of St. George

The Chapel of St. George, located in the Old Cemetery in Bonn, was built in the 13th century. The Romanesque building served the members of the Convention as a place of prayer and religious services. The chapel was furnished with monumental Medieval vaults and wall paintings. In the 19th century, the chapel was affected by a fire outbreak that destroyed most of the paintings inside. Fortunately, some of them have been preserved; the rest are exact reproductions of the old ones. The renovation of the chapel was considered a spectacular conservation event in the Rhineland in the mid-19th century.
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The Church of St. Mary

7) The Church of St. Mary

The Church of St. Mary is located in the northern part of Bonn, near the city center. The plans for the construction of the church belong to Joseph Prill, a high school religion teacher in Bonn. The plans provided for a large Neo-Gothic style basilica with five-sided final chorus, two aisles and a high steeple. The foundation stone was laid on August 14, 1887 and on November 7, 1892, the Archbishop Anthony Cardinal Fischer assisted on the solemn consecration of the church. The church of St. Mary received the title of the Immaculate Conception of Mary and All Saints.

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 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 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
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 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
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
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 and visit some of the finest exhibitions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 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.