Aussenansicht des Museumgebäude

Zoological Research Institute and Museum Alexander Koenig


Adenauerallee 160

53113 Bonn-Zentrum

Phone: (0228) 9122 102

Facsimile: (0228) 9122212

Adequate for children

Workshops for children
If your children are interested in animals, the Museum Alexander Koenig is the right place to visit. In special guided tours children get some detailed information on the various insects and animals. Dressed as a butterfly they will get to know the world of the butterflies, and / or with the help of existing animals they will get explanations about the life of dinosaurs.
The museum is in the process of being renovated until spring of 2003, however, it remains open for workshops.

The Zoological Research Institute and Museum Alexander Koenig is one of the biggest and most meaningful natural history museums in Germany. The museum, which was founded by Alexander Koenig, a zoologist from Bonn, in 1912, was closely associated with the foundation history of the Federal Republic of Germany: On September 1, 1948, the opening ceremony of the Parliamentary Council took place in the museum’s light court.

The permanent exhibition of the Museum Koenig is called “Our blue planet – life in the network”. In quite a fascinating way it gives a view into the connections and function of ecological vital processes. Above all the natural representations of different habitats (savannah, poles, rain forest, desert, central Europe, city) will motivate the visitors to deal with their environment.

Tip: Free admission with the Bonn Regio WelcomeCard!

(Images: Von Foto: Eckhard Henkel / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE, CC BY-SA 3.0 de,, Von Ziko van Dijk - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0,, Von Ziko van Dijk - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0,


POI is handicapped accessible

  • wheelchair-accessible

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Accommodation Information

  • Public transport: max. 500 m