The German City Bonn is known to the world as the city where the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born. That is why in Bonn at every step you will meet various monuments, houses and other attractions related to Beethoven.
I really liked Bonn. A small German town in which it is pleasant to stroll along the streets, admire the architecture, visit the local sights and look at the university where was studied Friedrich Nietzsche.
My acquaintance with the city of Bonn, began with the museum “House of Beethoven”. From the music lessons in primary school classes, I remember the story about a great German composer who lived in a small attic room and created there his famous sonatas.
At that time, this story was like a fairy tale, and as a child with big imagination I imagined this room more than once. In reality, it’s certainly looked different, and yet, with the warm memories of mine childhood and great composer, I went on an excursion to this museum.
But after visiting Beethoven’s house, I was left a little disappointed. Because I was hoping to see in it some objects belonging to Beethoven himself. At least a piano. But in the house there were basically copies, or similar models of various instruments, and even his hearing aids that were used at that time.
Therefore, I believe that this museum should be visited by those who can not bypass it, but if you are not a big fan of Beethoven and his creativity, you can just admire this house from the outside.
The house of Beethoven is located at: Bonngasse 18-26, 53111 Bonn, Germany.
Opening hours: daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
The next attraction of Bonn, which is worth to visit, is the Bonn Cathedral (Bonner Münster Basilika).
This cathedral is just impossible not to notice. The huge Catholic temple, which is located in the heart of the city, attracts with its history and grandeur. The building of the cathedral is beautiful both outside and inside, just look at the pictures.
The image of the Bonn cathedral they use on the coat of arms of the city.
Address: Münsterplatz, 53111 Bonn, Germany.
Opening hours: daily from 7 am to 7 pm.
Having admired the beauty of the cathedral you can go to see one of the official monuments of Beethoven, which is located on the same square as the cathedral.
In total in the city of Bonn there are six official monuments to the great composer. But the most popular is the one that is located on the Münsterplatz square. This monument was the first monument to Beethoven, established in the city of Bonn. The author of the work is the German sculptor Ernst Henel.
Address: Münsterplatz 11, 53111 Bonn, Germany.
One of Bonn’s most beautiful places is its main square, on which is located the building of the old Town Hall.
In addition to the Town Hall in the market square are located several hotels, a fountain, cafes and restaurants.
Address: Markt 2, 53111 Bonn, Germany.
By the way, the café “Café-Konditorei Müller-Langhardt”, which is located on the main square, I recommend that you to visit. The confectioners of this cafe bake incredibly delicious cakes and pastries.
Address: Markt 36, 53111 Bonn, Germany
And another place in the city of Bonn, which attracted my attention, was the Bonn State University. Personally, I was interested to look at this building, because in it for a time studied Friedrich Nietzsche, Heinrich Heine and Karl Marx.
Bonn University is located near the city center, it occupies a vast territory. Opposite the university there is a large park in which you can see a lot of people who came there to walk, have a picnic, ride a bicycle, etc.
But unfortunately, I was so tired after walking around the city, and I was got cold, that when it came the time to visit the university, I no longer had the strength to visit it. But I drove by and I saw the park about which I wrote above, and I saw the people who have a rest in it.
Address: Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany.
Most of Bonn’s attractions are within walking distance, so you can park your car in one of the city’s parking lots and go exploring the city on foot. If you wish in just one day, you can visit all the major sights of the city.
I wish you a pleasant journey!
If you have any questions, don’t be ashamed to contact me!