The Museum Mile in Bonn
„Museum mile“ or „Museums‘ mile“ is the popular nickname of the southern parts of the Adenauer- and Willi-Brandt-Allee with their concentration on the most important museums and exhibition halls of the former capitol Bonn. The House of History, the Bundeskunsthalle (Exhibition Hall) and the Kunstmuseum (Art Museum) are located on the museum mile.
The subway lines U16 and U63, respectiveley, take the guests of the acora Hotel and Living Bonn from the local stop Tannenbusch-Mitte directly to the museum mile (exit Heussallee/Museumsmeile), the starting point for the exploration of the museums.
The Haus der Geschichte (House of History) with its dependances Bonn, Berlin and Leipzig is devoted to the recent German history from the post-world-war-II times until today. Lively presentations show the exciting moments of the German division during the Cold War and the steps to the re-unification. In particular the younger generations are attracted by the House of History as a welcome augmentation of historical education.
The Bundeskunsthalle is the home of large exhibitions with exceptional quality on various cultural subjects. With emphathy rare ethnological themes are treated (Indian tribes of the Irokeses, masterful African art forms), and varying art exhibitions are curated (Max Liebermann, Michelangelo). Currently the Outer Space exhibition fascinates the audience (see also our special acora packages).
The Kunstmuseum (Art Museum) is responsbible for the contemporary art forms of Nordrhein-Westfalen. The renowned exhibition „Der Westen leuchtet“ in 2010 gave a comprehensive presentation of the art in the Rhinelands.
The friends of nature and technique are also invited to the museum mile. The Museum König features a large collection of zoological artifacts exposing the state of research on the heritage of vertebrates, and offers various special exhibitions on the development of animals.
Although the Deutsche Museum is not directly located on the museum mile but in the souther vicinity, it belomgs to the community of museums in Bonn. The only dependance of the world famous Deutsche Museum with home in München has been established in Bonn. Its expositions focusing on the histroy of science and technique fascinates all generations.