The house of Beethoven (Beethoven-Haus) is one of the most characteristic monuments of Bonn. It's the birthplace of the great composer, and is divided into several rooms that look at the life and work of the composer. Though Beethoven had a lot of homes, this one is important because he was actually born in one of the rooms. During the tour, it explains that he lived in 60 different houses. The audio-guide, that gives meticulous details, has intertwined tracks that you can play while rummaging around the house-museum. The house is the main archive centre on the life, work and the intellectual circle which surrounded Beethoven and it also has a specialized library.
Situated on the main square stands the Cathedral of the city of Bonn, Bonn Minster. With a late Romanesque facade, inside the building there are elements of Gothic and Romanesque styles, but the decoration is mostly Baroque. From my point of view is prettier from the outside than inside. An unmissable visit if you go to Bonn.
This is a monument which is dedicated to the most famous citizen of Bonn in the world. It is situated in the middle of the main square of the city, at the foot of the cathedral. The statue is constructed of bronze and was erected in the year 1845, on the 75th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig Beethoven. You must not miss it if you visit Bonn.
Ideally located in the heart of the city, a few hundred metres from the railway station, the University of Bonn is a vast complex of buildings that is really worth a visit if you're in the city. It is in a large wooded park, shaded, and well maintained, and has some really beautiful gardens. The yellow buildings fit well with the city's architecture, and give students a great atmosphere for their studies.
The oldest part of the former federal capital has plenty to fascinate the visitor. I love to walk around or take a bike, and have a little adventure. These homes are all so similar, but each has its own unique touch, with colourful facades that remind me of London's Notting Hill. A great place to go for a walk, enjoying the harmonious colours and shapes, and the beautiful play of light among the old buildings.
This is a deeply symbolic city for Germany, as it was the capital of the country for so many years. It is home to the former headquarters of the German chancellor, between the years 1949 and 1976. Built in a unique architectural style, the building stands out for its majesty and the large surrounding gardens. It is definitely worth a visit if you're interested in German history.
A few hundred metres southwest from the city centre of Bonn, this is a peaceful haven, a wonderful green park that is the true heart of the city. Here you can walk, or take a bike (perhaps a better option, given the size) through the beautifully manicured lawns with flower beds and small bodies of water ... a wonderful time is guaranteed!
Are you organizing your trip to the city and don't really know what to do in Bonn? Don't worry, there's plenty of stuff to do in Bonn that will surprise you. Located in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, it was the capital of West Germany, AKA the Federal Republic of Germany, up until 1990. There are many attractions in Bonn, like the castles, churches and other historic buildings, although the city still has a relaxed atmosphere. One of the many places to visit in Bonn is the ruined castle of Godesburg, situated south of the city in the district of Bad Godesberg.
Among the churches that are still standing in the city and which make great Bonn attractions, there's the Cathedral of Bonn (Münsterkirche), the La Doppelkirche (double church), and Alter Friedhof (Old Cemetery). Other things to see in Bonn include some interesting modern buildings, such as Post Office Tower, the headquarters of the Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, and Schürmannbau, and Deutsche Welle. Visiting the house of one of the the city's most residents, Ludwig van Beethoven, is one of the most interesting things to do in Bonn today. It's on Bonngasse street in the city center. It's now a museum in which a large collection of documents by the composer have been preserved, including the incomplete autograph of his 9th Symphony, which has been declared a World Heritage document. To end the day, enjoy the city's nightlife.
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