The ex-capital of Germany - this is the first association with Bonn that comes to mind.
From 1949 to 1990 the city was the capital of West Germany. Later the capital moved to Berlin, however many government departments still remain in Bonn as do reminders of the city’s historical past, such as Palais Schaumburg, that used to house the office Germany’s chancellor and Villa Hammerschmidt, former residence of the German President. These days Villa Hammerschmidt serves as a secondary residence of the President. Bonn is also a very important international player and the house to numerous UN agencies, which are located at the United Nations Campus.
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Word-famous composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn. You should definitely visit his birthplace, which is now a musical museum dedicated to the life of Beethoven. Beethoven House contains the largest collection of Beethoven material in the world. Or visit another building devoted to the great composer, Beethovenhalle – a concert hall with excellent acoustics, it is the home of the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn. Don’t miss fantastic Beethovenfest, which takes place every year in the autumn. Top orchestras, talented performers come to Bonn from around the world.
- Museum mile, named for its range of museums, such as:
- Art and exhibition hall of the Federal Republic of Germany with its changing world-class exhibitions;
- Bonn Museum of Modern Art, holding big prints collection, video art collection, the largest in the world Rhenish Expressionism and much more.
- House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany is the museum of modern German history
- Alexander Koenig Research Museum is quite interesting museum of natural history
- Old Town Hall of Rococo style was built in 1737. It has been the scene of many historical events.
- The Arithmeum is the intriguing museum that exhibits hundreds of mechanical calculators, mathematics books, microscopes and much more.
Have some rest after numerous excursions and spend a day in Rheinaue Park. There you can hire the boat on the Auensee lake or just enjoy the charming Japanese garden, apiary or sensory garden.
Come to Bonn in May to see fantastic Rhine in Flames. During the Nights of Bengal Fire famous sights of Rhine and the riverside promenades are bathing in the Red Bengal lights. Stunning fireworks attract thousands of visitors from around the world.
Historical and cultural heritage, political importance, makes Bonn a city one should visit in a lifetime. Find out more information about the Bonn’s cheapest hotels at Booked.net.