Tourist Information Center
The tourist information in Bonn can be found next to the Bonner Minster (Windeckstr.1) and provides important information about upcoming events and further details about sights in and close to Bonn. Opening hours are:
- Monday till Friday, 10 am – 6pm
- Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
The composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven was born 1770 in Bonn and his birthplace can be found right in the city centre of Bonn. Ten minutes walk from Bonn mainstation the birthhouse harbours a museum with the largest Beethoven collection in the world, a library of the Beethoven archieve and a chamber music hall. It is open:
The Bonner Minster (in German: Bonner Münster) is the main catholic church in Bonn, located in the heart of the city centre. It is one of the oldest churches in Germany (built between 11th and 13 th centuries) and has a beautiful and peaceful cloister in its middle. The Minster can be visited daily.
Museumsmeile (Museum Mile)
Bonn’s main attraction for art and culture amateurs from all over the world is the Museum Mile that counts more than one million visitors per year:
The Haus der Geschichte presents German contemporary history in a concrete way with a clear message. The permanent exhibition of photography, documents, and many original objects of German post war history covers 4.000 square meters.
Two of the major collections of the Kunstmuseum Bonn (Bonn Art Museum) are “August Macke and the Rhenish Expressionists” and works of internationally recognised representatives of German art since 1945. The works are housed in a spectacular building designed by the Berlin architect Axel Schultes.
The Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn), designed by Gustav Peichl, is a venue for temporary exhibitions in the heart of Europe that emphazises trends of national and international cultural developments, taking into account also scientific and technological aspects.
Museum Alexander Koenig is one of the best zoological museums in Germany. After a fundamental reorganisation it has been re-opened in October 2003 and has been enlarged by an ecological information centre called ‘The Blue Planet – Living in a Network’ (Der Blaue Planet – Leben im Netzwerk).
Milestones of German research discoveries during the last 50 years are on exhibit in the Deutsches Museum Bonn (German Museum Bonn). In the Wissenschaftszentrum about 100 original items – from the magnetic rail ‘Transrapid’ to the Nobel Prize winning ion trap are to be admired on a surface of 1.500 square meters.
In the Rheinisches Landesmuseum you will find all about calculation and arithmetic or evidence of the history of the Rhineland.