|Bonn castles and
other construction monuments
Bonn is one of the oldest towns in Germany and can verify a history that is over 2,000 years old. The Romans already gained ground here 2 centuries before Christ. Even today there is a lot to see in the town, which reflects the long history of the Roman time until the latest past. The archbishops of Kurkoln have lived in Bonn for centuries. The prince's castle (at the present a university) and the "Clemensruhe" called Poppelsdorf castle bear witness. Bonn was the federal capital and seat of the federal government from 1949 to 1999. The corresponding governmental buildings and outfittings serve for other purposes at present. Even though Bonn was often smiled at and was called "federal village" because of the missing flair of a metropolis, Bonn is still a town with a lot of attractions. Especially the birth town of the big composer Ludwig van Beethoven shows its multifarious cultural offers, among these numerous museums. It is about 7 km from the 532-rame castle hotel Bonn to downtown Bonn.
Elector's castle / Friedrich-Wilhelm university
Castle Poppelsdorf / castle Clemensruh
Bonn Godesburg castle Germany Rhine castles
|The Poppelsdorf castle is a square four-wing site, which is bordered by
a round arcade yard. The baroque construction is accentuated through salient middle
pavillons and corner pavillons. Varying roof forms and floor heights give it a rhythmic
liveliness. Unfortunately, almost nothing reminds of the interior outfitting, that became
lost in the 19th century. The sanctified castle chapel and the famous Muschelsaal (shell
hall) were destroyed in 1746. Only a stucco hall is almost originally completely obtained.
The interior of the castle Poppelsdorf is only seldomly accessible. But a botanical garden
in front of the castle invites for a visit. It accrued in the 19th century through the
reformation of the early baroque flower garden and utilization garden.
Opening hours botanical garden: April to September Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. as well as Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. October to March Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (status 2002).
Godesburg in Bonn-Bad Godesberg
The Palas belongs to the oldest parts of the castle Godesburg, which is connected with it through a round stair tower elector chamber construction and the lower construction of the high castle. The Palas originally had one floor. In 1340 it was raised. There are only minor rests of the pre-castle. The castle chapel within the Berings has a Roman choir end. The baroque long house was built in the end of the 17th century. The magnificent altar with its wide discharged construction, the cambered gable and the golden statue of the holy Michael is worth seeing. From Godesberg you can enjoy a lovely round view and a view towards the Siebengebirge on the right Rhine River shore.
Further worth seeing construction works
Theodor Heuss resided like his successors in the Villa Hammerschmidt, a big civil noble house from the 19th century on the Rhine River shore, not far away from the Federal house.
The Palais Schaumburg, which was built in the middle of the 19th century for Prince Adolf Wilhelm Victor zu Schaumburg-Lippe was used as federal chancellorship between 1949 and 1974. Today it is mainly used for representation purposes.
The collegiate church St. Cassius and the church Florentius, better
known as the Bonn Munster, takes in a special place among the
sacral buildings of the city of Bonn.