Bonn Museums — Blue Planets, Nile Treasures, Beethoven

Bonn is a paradise for lovers of knowledge, with its multitude of museums packed into the Museum Mile and elsewhere in town.

The Museum Mile

Museum Alexander König

This Bonn museum, the Alexander König (Adenauerallee 160), focuses on natural history. After almost forty years of reconstruction and renovation, the museum has a new life.

Its permanent exhibit is called “Our Blue Planet — Life in the Network.” The centerpiece of this exhibit is the newly renovated atrium, which has been designed as an indoor savanna.

German National Museum of Contemporary History (Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland)

The Contemporary History Museum (Willy-Brandt-Allee 14) is a showcase of photographs, films and other documents of history. Whether its the fall of the Berlin Wall, or the Wirtschaftswunder economic boom of the 1960s, you’ll be greatly informed about the interesting and remarkable transformation of this country.

Art Museum Bonn (Kunstmuseum Bonn)

The Art Museum Bonn is a wonderful place to catch some modern German artistry. This Bonn museum specializes in the Rhenish Expressionists. For those seeking a thorough understanding of German art from the last century, the Art Museum Bonn is a must.

Other Bonn Museums

Beethoven Haus

Bonn is Beethoven’s hometown and guests here can have a chance to see how the great composer lived with a visit to his house. The Beethoven Haus (Bonngasse 20) is an essential stop for those seeking Beethoven’s legacy here.

Egyptian Museum of the University of Bonn (Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn)

The Egyptian Museum (Regina-Pacis-Weg 7) features a treasure trove of artifacts that are in one of three categories: Tomb, Temple or Building. Leave the Rhine behind to investigate life on the Nile.

Don’t miss these incredible collections of jewelry, clothing and burial objects that are presented in context with the larger themes of Egyptian society. The relationship of the humans and gods, as well as the mystique of the Pharaoh are all explored here.

 

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