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Sightseeing in Bonn - what to see. Complete travel guide

Bonn is a former capital of Bundesrebublik Deutschland and this is the reason why you should definitely visit this rather small town with population around 300 thousand of people. The town was founded by the Romans yet in 12 BC. During its long history this town was destroyed several times, however, each time it was rebuilt again.
Family holidays in Bonn should definitely begin with a visit to the Wildpark Venusberg. This is a real part of wildlife which is located right in the city. In this zoo, you can see the … Open
While staying in Bonn, you will surely see the remains of the fort wall right in the center of the city. Once this was a wonderful Sterntor tower that was built in 1244.

In the center of Bon you will also see a wonderful palace that is occupied by a university. Here got their education such famous people as Marks and Heine. Built in baroque style, it will definitely attract your attention.
A large market square that crosses almost whole town is considered the heart of Bonn. Here you will see widest choice of buildings referred to different periods and styles. Universal double-layered stairs decorate not only the town hall, but also the whole town in general. Bonn is a modern town with well-developed infrastructure. Here you will find high quality tourist business as travellers put up a significant part of the town’s economy. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The opening of Lebanese cuisine restaurant Arabesque in Bonn took place in 1990. The dining facility has immediately won love and dedication from both local residents and tourists. The … Open
One of the key attractions of the city is the Beethoven house-museum. In this beautiful historic building in 1770 the world-famous composer was born; today in various rooms of the house there is a large collection of artefacts, one way or another connected with his work. In the museum you can see the personal belongings of the composer, old music books and musical instruments, but there is an interesting collection of works of art. Also, there is a small shop in the museum, that offers its customers original themed souvenirs. 
Among the religious attractions Basilica of St. Martin deserves special attention. Built in the 13th century, it is a true example of Romanesque style, many kings were coroneted in this Basilica, including Charles IV. Today, there are many of the artefacts in the church: the old altar, beautiful sculptures and ornaments made out of wood. 
Each year Bonn becomes home to an engaging festival, which attracts a huge number of tourists. This is the famous fireworks show called "Rhine in flames". Incredibly beautiful fireworks, … Open
In Bonn, there is an actual museum district, walking through which one may observe and inspect unique items all day. In this district is the Museum of Zoology, which will be interesting to visit with the whole family, and next to it is the Museum of German History. Fans of art will be interested to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, and next to it there is the Museum of Science and Technology. One of the most unusual is considered to be the Egyptian Museum, which presents a very interesting collection of ancient Egyptian art. 
University At Night Among the outstanding architectural landmarks worth noting is the Poppelsdorf Palace, it was built in the 18th century and originally belonged to the archbishop Clement Augustus. In 1918, a beautiful baroque palace was given at the disposal of the University of Bonn, and like hundred years ago, today the palace is surrounded by an incredibly beautiful park. 
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 … Open
A few years ago new Bundeskunsthalle exhibition centre opened in Bonn, which regularly hosts interesting cultural events. There are works by famous contemporary artists and photographers, and furthermore often exhibitions and jewellery sales are hosted. This centre will be interesting to visit for reading enthusiasts, as it often hosts book presentations and meetings with modern writers. This exhibition centre also carries out activities for children.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bonn
♥   Castle 'Palais Schaumburg' , 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Godesburg Festung' , 6.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces' , 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ehreshoven Castle' , 31.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Homburg Castle' , 36.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bonn
♥   National Park 'De Meinweg' , 85.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Eifel' , 92.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Groote Peel' , 112.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Maasduinen' , 117.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hunsrück-Hochwald' , 122.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
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

Sights around Bonn from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Cochem Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
Another recognizable symbol of the old town is a number of nice half-timbered houses. Today, many of these buildings house mall hotels, shops, and local restaurants. The most beautiful houses are concentrated around the central square of Cochem. Tourists can combine walking around the town with exploring the enchanting valley of wine. Tours along the ancient vineyard are very informative and are always accompanied by a tasting the best local wines. … Read further

Kolner Dom

From the series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
The well-known architect Gerhard has worked at the Domprojekt. As the legend tells, the devil helped him. This was the only way to explain the construction of such a grand architectural project. Every day, more than 20,000 people visit the Cologne Cathedral, which is to be graced by its magnificent interiors and the golden sarcophagus with its main sanctuary. The latter is a real masterpiece of jeweler art. For the decoration of the sarcophagus thousands of precious stones were used. In the cathedral there are also other sanctuaries - the Gerokreuz and the Milan Madonna, a unique statue from the 13th century. All those who are interested can climb up the Domgipfel and enjoy the panorama of Cologne, for which only 509 steps have to be overcome. … Read further
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