In case you are thinking about whether Bonn is worth a visit, yes. In fact, I recommend a three-day trip to this amazing city. In this post, I will talk about the point of interest in this city that fascinates me.
Bonn is a German city that lays close to the country’s western boundary with the Eifel region, and for a short period, it was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1990.
If you’re wondering if Bonn is worth a visit, yes. Personally I would recommend a three days trip to this great city. Plenty of points of interest gives Bonn the value of its visit. It’s situated on the banks of the picturesque Rhine River. It’s famous for the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven who was born in this city in 1770. Bonn is one of the oldest cities in the country. Bonn also offers plenty of green refreshing spaces: such as gardens and parks.
Bonn is home to one of the country’s oldest churches with its five pinnacles towers. The cathedral was built between the 11th and 13th centuries.
Bonn was selected as one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2020 by the Lonely Planet travel guide. The city was chosen mainly for its cultural heritage – especially as the birthplace of the famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
If it happens to happen that you are near this charming city, don’t miss it! You should travel there. Especially for those who favor atmospheric smaller cities with various colleges and a wealthy culture. Admire the important northern part of the city because of the boulevard tradition with various attractions, of course, don’t forget the shopping streets and a large number of museums. In addition, you can go for an excellent coarse for day journeys to Cologne, the romantic Rhine, and the beautiful Eifel region. There are plenty of embarkment places where you can enjoy a day trip on the Rhine.
Things to Visit in Bonn
Beethoven-Haus: today, the town of Bonn is known as the city of Beethoven, and the downtown backstreet house has long become a great location for music lovers from all over the world. As I noted above, Ludwig van Beethoven was born in this house in December 1770. Beethoven’s house is located in the center of Bonn and today it becomes a museum with a great collection of used items from Beethoven’s period and you can view and listen to Beethoven’s digital archive. During the fall there is also the Beethovenfest. The ticket costs 10 Euro for adults. It’s not allowed to take pictures inside of the museum. For More info visit: https://www.beethoven.de/en
LVR-LandesMuseumAs: the museum covers the culture, history, and development in Rhineland from prehistoric times to the present. Most of the valuable pieces can be found in Roman times and painters in the Golden Age. The artistic expressions are likewise enhanced with common objects of related components over a specific period. The Museum offers its significant assortments with seven topical visits, going from the Stone Age to the current day. For More info please visit: https://landesmuseum-bonn.lvr.de/en/startseite.html
Münsterplatz: The Münsterplatz is a square in the center of Bonn where a large bronze statue of Ludwig van Beethoven stands out. It is located northwest of the Bonn Basilica or better known as the Münster Church. Münsterplatz is one of Bonn’s three largest squares and also hosts festivals and events. The famous Beethoven statue was erected on August 12, 1845, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Germany’s greatest composer’s birth. Behind the statue of Beethoven is a beautiful yellow building that has now become the post office. On the left and right are cafes with a terrace where you can enjoy a fresh Germany beer.
Botanischer Garten Bonn: The botanical gardens are 9.5 hectares and owned by the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität Bonn. The garden holds a range of plant species from over the world. The Botanical Garden is open every working day from 10 am to 6 pm, except Saturdays. Admission is free on weekdays. For More info please visit: http://www.botgart.uni-bonn.de/o_inter/engl01.php
Drachenburg Castle: it’s a 19th-century palace, located on Drachenfels Hill in Königswinter, a small town near Bonn, and is one of the main castle buildings. A visit can easily be combined with the town of Königswinter and the medieval castle ruins on top of the same mountain.
The palace is owned by the North Rhine-Westphalia State Foundation. The original owner was Stephan von Sarter, a financial specialist and banker. In 1882, Sarter had Drachenburg castle built for a total of 1.7 million marks. It only took him two years to complete the castle. Sarter built the castle to move in with his lover, but it never happened. His chosen residence was Paris, where he died in 1902. The admission fee is 7 euro for adults but they have different prices for special events (i.e. castle lights “Schlossleuchten”). For More info please visit: https://www.schloss-drachenburg.de/index.php/en