Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
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Kunsthalle Der Bundesrepublik

As a venue for temporary exhibitions, the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany offers a varied programme of international significance. Since the opening in 1992, the museum has hosted more than 110 exhibitions in the fields of visual art and cultural history, science and technology. These include individual exhibitions of major artists, group and thematic exhibitions as well as the series The Great Collections, in which famous museums from around the world present their central works.
With seating available for up to 500 people, the Forum is where concerts, performances, readings, conferences, film and theatre shows take place. During the summer months, international stars also hold open-air concerts under a canopied stage on the Museum Square. One of the particular attractions of the museum is the roof garden. Open to the public, the roof garden invites visitors to stroll, rest and recuperate, often with sculpture exhibitions on view. A library, book store, museum shop and restaurant of the Art and Exhibition Hall offer further stimulation and attraction to visitors.


From Gerhard Richter to Rebecca Horn
Works from the Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany
11 April - 17 August 2008
An exhibition of the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in cooperation with the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM).
The exhibition of the contemporary art collection of the Federal Republic of Germany was first shown in Brussels in February 2007 to mark the German EU Council Presidency. The Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany is delighted to be able to present the exhibition in an extended form in Bonn. Visite is an exhibition of contemporary art focusing on three main lines of enquiry: Existence – Space – History. With some sixty outstanding works by, among others, Rebecca Horn, Katharina Sieverding, Gerhard Richter and Wolfgang Tillmans, it presents artistic reflections on the philosophical conditions of human existence. The works cover a wide range of media – from drawing, painting and sculpture to photography and video. The contemporary art collection of the Federal Republic of Germany was launched in 1970 and allows the German government to document important milestones in contemporary art.

Treasures of a Sacred Mountain
Daigo-ji - the Secret Buddhism in Japan
25 April - 24 August 2008
The Art and Exhibition Hall is pleased to able to present the first-ever exhibition in Germany of the magnificent treasures of the Daigo-ji, one of the most ancient monasteries in Japan. The exhibition consists of some 160 outstanding works, among them large-scale sculptures, valuable paintings and scrolls, exquisite ritua...+ [ Read all ]

Previous Exhibitions

02/09/2007 - 03/11/2007
Art Students Display Their Works
18th Federal Competition

07/21/2006 - 01/07/2007
The Guggenheim

09/26/2006 - 11/13/2006
The Guggenheim
Architecture (G)

04/21/2006 - 07/23/2006
Imperial Power in the Afterlife
Burial Goods and Temple Treasures from China's Ancient Capital
Results of German-Chinese cooperation in the Protection of Cultural Property

02/17/2006 - 05/14/2006
Poussin, Lorrain, Watteau, Fragonard...
French Masterpieces of the 17th and 18th Centuries from German Collections

11/25/2005 - 03/19/2006
The Baroque in the Vatican
Art and Culture in Papal Rome II

01/27/2006 - 02/26/2006
Jochen Gerz - Anthology of Art

09/30/2005 - 01/08/2006
National Treasures of Germany
From Luther to the Bauhaus

08/12/2005 - 11/06/2005
From van Gogh to Beuys...
CROSSART: Masterpieces of modern art from ten German and Dutch museums

06/16/2005 - 09/25/2005
Genghis Khan and his Heirs
The Empire of the Mongols

04/29/2005 - 08/21/2005
10,000 Years of Art and Culture from Jordan
Faces of the Orient

03/19/2005 - 07/03/2005
Crown and Veil
The Art of Female Monasticism in the Middle Ages / The exhibition in Essen and Bonn

11/04/2004 - 05/01/2005
The Golden Beyond
Treasures from the Valley of the Kings

02/25/2005 - 03/28/2005
17th Federal Competition
Art Students Display Their Works

10/22/2004 - 02/13/2005
Art in the GDR

07/23/2004 - 01/09/2005
The Thracians
Orpheus Golden Empire

04/02/2004 - 09/05/2004
Georg Baselitz: Pictures That Turn Your Head
A retrospective. Paintings and sculptures from 1959 to 2004

04/02/2004 - 09/05/2004
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Exhibitions (4)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Rome and the Barbarians
Europe during the Migration Period
22 August - 7 December 2008
An exhibition of the Palazzo Grassi, Venice, and the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn
Confronted with the persistent and momentous invasions of barbarian hordes into the territory of the Roman Empire, Saint Jerome wrote in 396: β€œThe Roman Empire is collapsing.” In fact, the incisive political, social, and cultural changes that shook the Hellenistic-Roman world from the 4th to the 7th century AD led to massive migration movements among Germanic and horse nomadic tribes. This migration, which occurred in several waves, ultimately brought about the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and was followed by new forms of governance and the emergence of a multifaceted Roman-Barbarian culture. At the same time the vast geographical region between the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea saw the outbreak of an unprecedented series of confrontations between various peoples, among them Goths, Gepids, Alamanni and Huns, and their subsequent redistribution across Europe. The exhibition presents a systematic account of these complex processes. What set this mass migration in motion, who were the main actors of the events, how did the Empire react? The richly varied selection of magnificent weapons and riding harnesses, precious jewellery, luxurious status symbols, as well as functional articles of everyday use, cult objects and exquisite burial gifts makes the distant era of the migration period come alive.

Gandhara – The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan
Legends, Monasteries, and Paradise
21 November 2008 - 15 March 2009
To the Western viewer the Buddhist art of ...+ [ Read all ]


8 Euro, reduced rate 5 Euro
Family ticket 11 Euro
group rate 6 Euro / reduced 4 Euro
Admission free for school-classes on Fridays

Opening hours

Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Getting there

Parking available at the Parking garage behind the Art and Exhibition Hall.

Public Transport: Subway lines 16, 63, 66 and Bus 610 and 630 to Heussallee

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Well-stocked museum store and bookshop; cafe; restaurant; barrier-free entrance; free wheelchairs; coatroom; baby-changing area; payphones; first aid

Museum internal and external photos (5)

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News and events

Numerous events (in german):

During the summer months, international stars also hold open-air concerts under a canopied stage on the Museum Square.

Programme 2008:


The Education Department of The Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany offers a wide range of learning experiences for everyone, whatever your age or level of interest.

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Admission free for school-classes on Fridays


The ArtCard

It not only includes extended privileges with regard to what the Exhibition Halls offers, but due to cooperation with various partners it also offers a series of reduced fees for other cultural institutions, congresses as well as wellness, transportation and tourism companies. The spectrum of offering institutions ranges from Bad Neuenahr to Duisburg.
The Art and Exhibition Hall has extended its offer to include free entrance for two, invitations to all openings, rebates on the sale of concert tickets, reduced prices in the Museum Shop, in the restaurant, including free transportation via bus and train, etc. The ArtCard also allows children under the age of fourteen to accompany the card bearer, as well as reservations for normal guided tours. It also grants immediate entrance to exhibitions without waiting in lines, and audio guides may be reserved for a reduced fee.

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Individual Sponsoring packages upon request. For more information please contact: Maria Nusser-Wagner (e-mail:, Tel: +49(0)228 9171 201

Venue hire

The Art and Exhibition Hall is the ideal location for high-level conferences, special meetings, and receptions. The multi-functional event rooms with their modern technology, covering a total area of 2,600 sq. meters, provide the best conditions for communication and dialogue.

The Forum, an auditorium with 300 to 500 seats, is the heart of the exhibition hall. The lounge with 60 seats and the conference room with 35 seats provide additional possibilities for use. The spacious entrance hall, the roof garden with plants and a view of the romantic Rhine valley, and the Museumsplatz, which is covered by a tent in the summer, offer an unusual setting for high-quality events and incentives.

Please contact: Cacilia Golinske (e-mail:, Tel: +49 (0)228 9171-241)