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Hofgarten - Bonn, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,
N 50° 43.961 E 007° 06.264
32U E 366228 N 5621812
Quick Description: DE: Zentral gelegener Park in Bonn. EN: Central park in Bonn.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 12/19/2016 3:58:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMTNPR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 7

Long Description:
Der Hofgarten wurde 1760 von Kurfürst Clemens August als Garten des Kurfürstlichen Schlosses angelegt. 1818 schenkte König Friedrich III. von Preussen das Schloss einschließlich dem Hofgarten der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn zu deren Gründung. Seitdem wird das Schloss als Universitätshauptgebäude genutzt, und der Hofgarten ist ein öffentlicher Park.

Zentrales Element des insgesamt 7,5 Hektar großen Parks ist eine freie Wiese von ca. 200 x 130 Metern. Auf deren einen Stirnseite befindet sich das Kurfürstliche Schloss, an der anderen das heutige Akademische Kunstmuseum. Zu den Seiten ist die Wiese von Lindenalleen und weiteren Grünflächen gesäumt.

Überregional bekannt geworden ist der Hofgarten in der Zeit, als Bonn Regierungssitz war. So fanden zu dieser Zeit dort immer wieder deutschlandweit beachtete Demonstrationen mit bis zu 250.000 Teilnehmern statt. Heute wird der Park dagegen als zentral gelegenes Naherholungsgebiet vor allem von Bonner Studenten genutzt.
The "Hofgarten" was built in 1760 by elector Clemens August as garden for the Electoral Castle (in German "Kurfürstliches Schloß"). In 1818, King Friedrich III. von Preussen donated the castle including the garden to the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, the university of Bonn, on the occasion of it's foundation. Since then, the castle is being used as university main building, and the garden is a public park.

The central element of the park with a total size of 7.5 hectars is a lawn of about 200 x 130 meters. On one front end the Electoral Castle is located, on the other one the Academic Art Museum. On both sides the lawn is lined with lime alleys and more green.

The Hofgarten has become nationwide famous while Bonn was the seat of the German government. During that time, important demonstrations with up to 250,000 participants were held here. Today, the park is used mainly by students as central local recreation area.
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Name: Hofgarten

Street Location: Am Hofgarten, 53111 Bonn

Local Municipality: Stadt Bonn

State/Province, etc.: NRW

Country: Germany

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: No

Date Established: 1760

Picnic Facilities: Lawn, benches

Recreational Facilities:
Children's playground


Monuments/Statues: Old gate pillars at entrance

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): No permanent display, but sometimes temporary exhibitions

Fountains: No

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: No

Special Events: "Universitätsfest" (university graduation ceremony)

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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