Private Guided Walking Tour of Bonn
- Personal guide: See Bonn your way. Your guide has vast knowledge of the city and will tailor the tour to your preferences. Ask questions, linger as long as you like, even add preferred sights.
- Classic Baroque buildings: Marvel at this grand architectural style that began in late 16th-century Italy and migrated to Bonn at the request of Archbishop-Elector.
- Beethoven's house: Peer into the life of one of the greatest composers of all time when you visit his birthplace, see his brass ear trumpet, private letters, and more.
- Minster of Bonn: Get an inside look at the church that is famous for its beautiful spires and learn about the martyrdom of two Roman officers that took place there.
- Gate to Rhine Valley: Experience natural beauty as you stand at the gateway of the romantic Rhine River Valley with its stunning views of Siebengebirge (Seven Hills).
About this Bonn Tour
Are you ready to time travel? If so, you've arrived at the perfect place. Thanks to its strategic placement along the Rhine, Bonn was founded as a Roman military settlement in the 1st century BC. It thrived as a spiritual and trading center in the Middle Ages. And it served as the capital of West Germany from 1949 to 1990.As you stroll its streets with your in-the-know guide, you'll become familiar with this incredible city's history, music, art, and architecture.
You'll "ohhh" and "ahhh" at the detail and distinction of many of its Romanesque-, Baroque-, and Rococo-style buildings, but there's one building that is sure to win your heart. The awe-inspiring, five-towered Bonn Minster. Completed in 1239, this Roman Catholic papal basilica is visible from just about anywhere in the city. Step inside its historic walls as your guide provides the narrative of its formation, renovations, and the story of the two Roman officers who were beheaded on the site upon which it was built.
Of course you can't come to Bonn and not celebrate its most famous person. Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the world's most influential composers, was born here in 1770 and his birthplace is now a museum at Bonngasse 20. When you walk through its doors, you'll discover a great number of his documents, letters, and other personal belongings that remain intact, almost as if he never left. What a way to gain a true understanding of the atmosphere that inspired many of his famous works.
After the guided part of your tour has ended, take some time to reflect on your time travel as you check out the many shops and grab a bite to eat in this impressive "Federal City."
What difference does a year make?
When Ludwig van Beethoven's father was promoting his son's first concert, he didn't realize the confusion one little white lie would cause for his young child years later. The senior Beethoven must have thought that being a seven-year-old child prodigy was not as impressive as being just six, so he lied about his son's age. From then on, Ludwig was never certain of his exact age. As if he didn't have enough to deal with, now he had an identity crisis.
Please make your own way to the front of Bonn information center or we will meet you at your hotel. Confirm your desired location at check out. At the designated time, please look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.
Bring small local coins for the bathroom. Take a rain coat and/or umbrella in case of rain. Bonn is the hometown of the famous "HARIBO" brand of sweets. Bonn is famous for its local shops but you can also find a lot of global brands (shopping is possible before/after tour and not during the tour).
Traveler must be able to walk approximately 1.9 miles (roughly 2 hours) over paved streets, steps and inclines with photo stops along the route. Tour is not accessible for wheelchair-confined travelers.
Cultural, Walking Tour, Family Friendly, Private Tour
English, French, Spanish, Italian
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for travelers 6 years of age and older.
Participants must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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