Monday, April 11, 2011


Pat and I took a day trip to Bonn, the birthplace of Beethoven. It was overcast and it rained a little, but it was a good day to visit museums, which Bonn has in spades!

First off was the Beethoven Haus, which is the house Beethoven was born in and grew up in. It's now filled with instruments he played, his hearing aids, original sheet music and the notebooks he used to have conversations with people. We couldn't take pictures inside, but I took plenty outside.

Next, we hit up the Museum Koenig, the natural history museum. Following that, we went to the German history museum, which was interesting but almost entirely in German, so we puttered through the Humour/Satire exhibit and then headed across the street (most of the museums were on the same block) to a very interesting and thorough exhibit about Napolean at the Art and Exhibition Hall. We couldn't take any pictures of the exhibits, but they were really well done!

Bonn had so many beautiful little streets and buildings, we honestly could have taken a picture of every street, but it wouldn't be able to capture the atmosphere. Everywhere breathed history, it was too cool.

Little German fruit market. They also had cheese, meat and bread. After all, it was Germany.

Parting shot: Beethoven statue. Rumour has it Beethoven actually hated his hometown, but they still love and worship him there. I definitely enjoyed my time there.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful Mary, you feel the atmosphere. I felt the same when we were in the house in Salzburg where our boy Mozart spent the summer.your pics are great. Mum