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Bonn Highlights

Cultural richness and a unique nature

Beethovenhaus, Botanical Garden, Bonn Opera – Bonn has a lot to offer. Get to know the sights of the city. By the way, at all Best Budget partners in Bonn you get 30% discount!

Bonns sight’s

Poppelsdorf Castle

Under Elector Josef Clemens, a fresh wind blew in Poppelsdorf. Thus, on August 21, 1715, the foundation stone was laid on the remains of Poppelsdorf Castle for a new Baroque palace, initially called Clemenshof Palace. According to plans by the French architect Robert de Cotte, it was to consist of four wings, each with a square corner pavilion and a main room, also square, in the center of each long side. In the center was to be a circular courtyard surrounded by an arcaded gallery with Italian style elements.

Joseph Clemens himself, however, could not live in his favorite palace, as he died before its completion (1723). When his successor Clemens August, who initially did not think much of the palace and even wanted to demolish it in 1725, had been convinced of the usefulness and beauty of the building, he decided to rebuild it and even expand it, this time, however, according to plans by Balthasar Neumann. With the completion of the palace (1749), Poppelsdorf’s “golden age” began, the Poppelsdorf fair was celebrated for the first time on the occasion of the consecration of the palace chapel, and a collection of paintings by 136 old masters, including 14 Rembrandts, was added to the palace’s magnificent interior.

After Clemens August’s death (1761), the pomp and splendor gradually declined, and the French invasion in 1794, who even temporarily established a military hospital in Clemensruh Palace, as it was now called, did their part. It was not until 1818 that it again served a more worthy purpose, namely when Prussia transferred it to the newly founded university as an institute campus. However, a large part of the interior decoration was lost during the construction of lecture halls and study rooms, as well as the baroque garden, which had to make way for the botanical garden.

After the building was almost half destroyed in the 2nd World War, it was not restored until 1959 and today houses an important mineralogical – petrological collection, which is very worth looking at.

Opening hours:
Wed 3.00 – 5.00 pm, Sun 10.00 – 12.00 am, free entry
Directions: See botanical garden
(Foto: Thomas Monnens)

The botanical garden

The botanical garden is open all year monday till friday from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm.
In summer (1.4. – 30.9.) there are longer opening hours (but only if the supervisory staff allows it). From Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sun & bank holidays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm the garden is opened.

The plant houses are open from 10.30-12:00 am and from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.

To get there please take the busline 620, 624, 625 or 626. Leave the bus at “Am Botanischen Garten”.

The address:
Meckenheimer Allee 171
53115 Bonn
Phone: +49 (228) 732259

Website of the botanical garden

Alter Zoll

The “Alter Zoll” belonged to the fortress belt around the city and housed a customs house in the 17th century, from which it also takes its name. It offers one of the most beautiful views of the Rhine in Bonn. In the evening hours, if the sun is shining, you can see the postcard panorama of Beuel bathed in golden light. From the “Alter Zoll”, you can take a short walk to see some of the numerous sculptures in Bonn:

Below the Opera House on the Rhine Promenade is the bronze sculpture “The Wave” by Waldemar Grzimek, which the Clemens August Kaiser Foundation purchased in 1971. The city of Bonn also owes the “Schwingende” by Lajos Barta to this foundation for the beautification of Bonn’s cityscape. It stands on the edge of a lawn south of the “Alter Zoll” House. A little further on is the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt monument by Bernhard Afinger, which was unveiled in 1865. Ernst Moritz Arndt was a poet, private secretary to Baron vom Stein and rector of Bonn University in 1840/41. His residence on Adenauerallee is now a museum. The monument in honor of Heinrich Heine by Ulrich Rückriem is located at the entrance to the “Alter Zoll”.

Other monuments in the immediate vicinity of the Alter Zoll: Regina Pacis by Wilhelm Rottermondt above the south entrance of the university cross-wing (1744); Archangel Michael by Wilhelm Rottermondt above the Koblenz Gate (1756); Brassert Monument by Hubert Melzer in Konviktstraße opposite the building of the Historical Seminar (1921); Hussar Monument by Ernemann Sander on a staircase to the Rhine bank at the Alter Zoll (1963).

Museumsmeile

The buildings at Bonner Museumsmeile are a main attraction for enthusiasts in art, culture, nature and technic from the whole world.

More museums in Bonn

Freizeitpark Rheinaue

The „Rhein Aue“ was created in 1968 by Gottfried Hansjakob between Bonn, Beuel and Bad Godesberg. It is 15 hectare large with a huge lake.

To the federal garden show in1979 the park was completed. The green heard of Bonn is 160 hectare large (therefrom 35 hectare on the right side of the river “Rhein”) and it’s almost as large as the city center from Bonn.

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