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“Beautiful facade”
Review of Altes Rathaus

Altes Rathaus
Ranked #6 of 76 things to do in Bonn
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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“Beautiful facade”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We were only one day in Bonn during seminar. I was pleasantly shocked how cute and magic is this facade. We were not inside course of time limit, but the square near is really very historic also.

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“It was ok...!”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

We visited Bonn from Dusseldorf and spent few hours to visit these places. It was a bank holiday for the Germany and everything was so quiet. However, it was a lovely walk and a nice place to relax for a bit.

Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Often Overlooked Memorial to Books Burned During Nazi Period”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

In the marketplace directly in front of Bonn's Altes Rathaus sits a memorial to books burned by Bonn university students during the Nazi period and to the books' persecuted authors. The memorial is called "Lesezeichnen" or "Bookmarks." All in all, there are 60 copper plaques/stones inlaid into the cobblestones in concentric circles. These plaques are often overlooked amidst the cafes, farmers' market, and general hubbub going on in Am Markt. However, they are well worth a few minutes of contemplation!

Visited October 2013
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Fishers, Indiana
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“Historic Site a Must See”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

The Altes Rathaus and Marketplace should not be missed during any visit to Bonn. The area really is the center of activity when the market is up and running. It's a great place to stop for lunch. The Altes Rathaus has been refurbished and stands as the centerpiece of the area. While beautiful in its own right, some knowledge of history make the visitor appreciate the buildings significance even more. It was from the steps of the Altes Rathaus that US President John F Kennedy spoke to thousands of Bonners gathered in the marketplace to welcome him to West Germany's Capitol city. Google can link you to photos from that visit to provide perspective on how the area looked more than fifty years ago.

Visited May 2014
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Spokane, Washington
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“Changed the Facade”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

I have visited the Alte Rathaus in Bonn several times before, but I heard that they changed the façade and unfortunately to all the scepticism I must as well submit as it has now become a little duller in the colour display. Also the sigil that it bears on the top is not very well painted and therefore the impression of the otherwise beautiful house is lowered.

Visited November 2013
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