Located on the river Rhine, Bonn is a Federal city in Germany. Since the event of German Reunification, the city enjoys a significant political status. Bonn is a historic city which was founded as a Roman settlement in the 1st century BC. Over the centuries, the city was reined by many rulers, religious authorities, and royal families that left behind their legacies in the form of monuments and historic sites. My brief holiday in the city was quite inspirational. Some of the notable places in Bonn are as follows:
- Museum of Contemporary History
Located on Willy-Brandt-Allee, the Museum of Contemporary History is an amazing place to visit. The museum displays all sorts of artifacts that relate to the history of Germany associated with the aftermath of the Second World War. Here you can see a wide range of exhibits like photographs, videos, artillery, battle tanks, etc. We fully enjoyed the guided tour that helped us in understanding the impact of the war on common people and military men.
The Rheinaue is a recreational park located near the banks of the Rhine River. The park is quite large and occupies an area of 160 hectares. The parkland was constructed in the year 1976 and is known for its 6 bridges. There are lots of ornate gardens and walking trails in the park that fill the place with a refreshing ambiance. There is also a beautiful lake in the park.
- Museum Koenig
Dedicated to natural history, the Museum Koenig is one of the oldest museums in the state. It was established in 1934 and named after the zoologist Alexander Koenig. The museum is visited by millions of tourists every year and is one of the most visited places in the city. Here you can see realistic dioramas of animals, birds, ecological systems, and habitats of places like the African Savannah, desert lands, and Polar Regions.