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Municipal archive

Are you interested in our city, its history and its present?

The City Archives and the City Historical Library are open to the public. The opening hours are: Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

An appointment is required to visit. Visits are possible only after written registration, stating name and address (for possible follow-up) and indicating the desired duration and reason for the visit. The e-mail address for registration is  lesesaal.stadtarchivbonnde.

Do you want to learn about the nearer and more distant environs of your home? Are your looking for material for editing a company or a club paper or for compiling an essay? Are you an amateur of genealogy?

Then we are your partner. The city archives and the historical library of the city and our third section dealing with the historical documentation of the city are open to all citizens, be it for an individual query or scientific research. We put our material at your disposal and it is our pleasure to give you advice.

History of the City

Bonn is one of the cities along the Rhine that is able to boast a rich tradition. It is well worth reading the chronicles and studying the history of the city, which brought both times of hardship and times of joy to its inhabitants.

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  • Stadtarchiv Bonn
  • Giacomo Zucca/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Foto : Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Fotograf: Dr. Thomas Mauersberg/Universität Bonn
  • Foto: Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn