Bonn classics

City Guide Bonn: Bundeskunsthalle
Der Dachgarten der Bundeskunsthalle, Architekt: Prof. Gustav Peichl (Courtesy Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn / Foto: Peter Oszwald)


An extensive program with up to four exhibitions simultaneously is a real crowd-puller.

Since it first opened, the exhibition hall has numbered amongst the most frequented in all of Germany. In 1992, architect Gustav Peichl constructed a cube with an ancient Egyptian appearance above a square with sides of 96 meters. The 16 columns stand for the 16 federal states in Germany, and a large forecourt separates the building from art museum situated opposite. On an area of 5,600 square meters a highly varied program is organized. Up to four exhibitions take place here simultaneously – in quick alternation. A show about “Napoleon and Europe is just at home here as “Masterworks of Classic Modernism” or the retrospective of a contemporary artist. Important cultural treasures can be borrowed because the Federal Republic of Germany vouches for them.


Adress: Friedrich Ebert Allee 4, Bonn, opening hours: Tues. – Wed. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Thurs. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; please check the museum’s Website for opening hours on holidays.

Bundeskunsthalle (1), Kunstmuseum (2), Kunstverein (3), Kunstfonds Kunstraum (4), Akademisches Kunstmuseum - Antikensammlung (5), Künstlerforum, Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung (6), Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck (7)