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Culture of Bonn. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Bonn Verfassungsfest - Palais Schaumburg The University of Bonn is a well-known object of excursions, which is popular far beyond the borders of the country. Among the students of this university were such famous people as Karl Marx, August Wilhelm von Schlegel, Heinrich Hertz, and several Nobel Prize laureates, who have spread the fame of the ancient university around the world. The opening of the educational establishment was held in 1818. Currently approximately 30,000 students from different parts of the world study there. Tourists will be interested in making a walk through the picturesque courtyard of the University, visiting the old library, and enjoying the grandeur and beauty of this magnificent historic building.
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Several noble family mansions have preserved in Bonn till our days. Tourists should definitely visit Beethoven House Museum. The great composer was born in this house and spent most of his life there. The basis of the museum’s collection is made up by research papers and personal belongings of the composer. You will also find works of contemporaries dedicated to Beethoven works. Hammerschmidt Villa is an interesting architectural object. This is a beautiful building in the neoclassical style, which was built in the 19th century. The house was built for one of large traders of the city, but soon it was bought by Rudolf Hammerschmidt, whose name was used in the name of the mansion. After the end of the Second World War the building became the main residence of the President of Germany. The villa reserves this honorable status till these days.
Schaumburg Palace, the building of which was completed in 1859, is a no less famous landmark of Bonn. Right after the building of the palace a beautiful large garden was laid next to it. Even nowadays the garden remains a favorite place of rest among both residents and travelers. Among the religious attractions of the city we simply cannot fail to mention Church of Jesus Christ, which is located near the university. The cathedral is notable not only because of its unique architecture, but also because of a notable historic fact – in this church often played the organ young Beethoven. The church is open to the public every day and everyone can enter its beautiful and spacious halls. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Travelers will certainly be interested in attending the building of the Order of Archangel Michael (Michaelstor), which is located not far away from the center of the city. The mansion was built relatively not long ago, in the middle of the 18th century, but it is no less popular than other older architectural monuments of the city. The building was severely damaged during the Second World War, so nowadays a part of the sculptures that adorn its facade are copies of the works of masters of the 18th century. Thus, you can see the statues of the four virtues at the top of the main building. Many years ago they were the object of worshipping among the members of the order. Despite the fact that these statues are made by modern sculptors, they are in a perfect harmony with other buildings.
In the hometown of Ludwig van Beethoven, there have been preserved many interesting architectural attractions, among which the Sterntor gate is worth mentioning. The building was put up in the year 1244 and renovated in 1898. The most significant antiquities you will come across here are the bas-reliefs “Crucifixion” and “Seven Sorrows”. You can see here the remains of the fortress wall, and at some point, the street was also adorned with a fortress. In addition, there is a beautiful fountain as well as many fascinating cafes and restaurants nearby. It is likewise important to discover the landmark erected to the most celebrated local of the city (we are obviously talking about the monument mentioned on numerous account, Beethoven), which is situated on Münsterplatz.
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Godesburg has great historical value. The building was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century and was totally destroyed during the siege of 1583. As a result, it was only in 1891 that the castle was slightly restored. Later in 1959, the castle was completely restored. To get to the castle, you need to climb, but it is definitely worth it. Furthermore, beautiful views of the city and surroundings open up from here. You can find an eatery serving mouthwatering food nearby. In any case, those who wish to visit the modern building in Bonn will definitely like the World Conference Center. It was built in 1999, and since that time, important gatherings of the most astounding state officials have been held here.
Doppelkirche stands out among religious sites. The church is extraordinary in that it is a combination of two structures in one – one dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and the second to Pope Clement I. Furthermore, this is one of the buildings that have been perfectly preserved after the events of World War II. The church is also interesting for its frescoes and columns. Heilige Stiege is famous for its magnificent interior decoration, as well as for being an exact replica of the palace of Pontius Plata in Jerusalem, in which the Roman Governor pronounced a verdict on the crucifixion of Christ. The main church in the city is Bonner Münster. The church was built in the 13th century in the Romanesque style. The building is magnificent and definitely worth a visit.
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There are also several interesting museums in the city. For example, there is the Kunstmuseum, which will appeal to all admirers of modern art. Temporary exhibitions are often held here. Frauenmuseum is another unique place whose exhibits include collected works of art created by women. Akademische Museum will be found attractive by those who prefer sculptures, and Ägyptisches Museum attracts all lovers of Egyptian culture – here you will be told the story about mummification, you get to look at interesting figurines, household items, and decorations of that era. Let us not forget the Rheinisches Landesmuseum, definitely one of the best museums in Bonn, where you can get acquainted with the life of the ancient ancestors of the Germans at one time or another.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Bonn

Castelo De São Jorge
Where: Castelo de São Jorge, Bonn; Telephone: +351 218 800 620;
Mosteiro Dos Jerónimos
Where: Praça do Império, Belém, Bonn; Telephone: +351 213 620 034;
Museu Do Azulejo
Where: Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Bonn; Telephone: +351 218 100 340;
Fundação Gulbenkian
Where: Avenida de Berna 45, Bonn; Telephone: +351 217 823 000;
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Bonn
♥   Palace 'Electoral Palace' Bonn, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Schloss Benrath' Düsseldorf, 50.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Bonn and around
♥   Art museum 'Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn' Bonn, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kunstmuseum Bonn' Bonn, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Schnütgen Museum' Cologne, 24.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Wallraf-Richartz Museum' Cologne, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Käthe Kollwitz Museum' Cologne, 25 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Bonn
♥   Basilika St. Severin, Köln, 23.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Maria im Kapitol, Köln, 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Sankt Aposteln, Köln, 25.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom St. Peter und Maria, Köln, 25.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Kunibert, Köln, 25.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Gereon, Köln, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Ursula, Köln, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Culture guide to Bonn. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Bonn: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Bonn. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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