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Whilst on Holiday in Germany, I found that I had inadvertently followed the footsteps of my Great Grandfather nearly 100 years previously.

I was on holiday exploring Bonn, Cologne and Mondorf with my camera. After returning home and showing the photos to my parents we were surprised to discover that whilst going through some old family postcards that my great grandfather had also visited the same areas. I thought it would be a good idea to compare the historic photos of Bonn and Cologne with the modern photos I took on holiday.

Bonner Münster

Bonn Minster (German: Bonner Münster) is a Roman Catholic church in Bonn. It is one of Germany's oldest churches, having been built between the 11th and 13th centuries. At one point the church served as the cathedral for the Archbishopric of Cologne. However, the Minster is now a minor basilica.

Bonner Münster (c. 1920)

Bonner Münster (c. 1920)

Bonner Münster (2018)

Bonner Münster (2018)

Kolner-Dom Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral (Cathedral Church of Saint Peter) is a Catholic cathedral in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and was declared a World Heritage Site.

Kolner-Dom Cathedral (c 1934)

Kolner-Dom Cathedral (c 1934)

Kolner-Dom Cathedral (2018)

Kolner-Dom Cathedral (2018)

Beethoven Statue and Postbank on Beethovenplatz

A large bronze statue of Ludwig van Beethoven that stands on the Münsterplatz in Bonn, Beethoven's birthplace. It was unveiled on 12 August 1845,[1] in honour of the 75th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Beethoven Status and Postbank on Beethovenplatz (c. 1935)

Beethoven Status and Postbank on Beethovenplatz (c. 1935)

Beethoven Status and Postbank on Beethovenplatz (2018)

Beethoven Status and Postbank on Beethovenplatz (2018)

The Kennedy Bridge (Kennedybrücke)

The original bridge was destroyed during the war to prevent the allied advance on Berlin. The new Kennedy Bridge (Kennedybrücke) is built on the same spot as the original.

Bridge over the Rhine in Bonn (c. 1920)

Bridge over the Rhine in Bonn (c. 1920)

The Kennedy Bridge (German: Kennedybrücke)

The Kennedy Bridge (German: Kennedybrücke)

Beethoven-Haus Bonn (c. 1935)

The Beethoven House in Bonn is a memorial site, museum and cultural institution serving various purposes. Founded in 1889 by the Beethoven-Haus association, it studies the life and work of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The centrepiece of the Beethoven-Haus is Beethoven's birthplace at Bonngasse 20. This building houses the museum.

Beethoven-Haus Bonn (c. 1935)

Beethoven-Haus Bonn (c. 1935)

Beethoven-Haus Bonn (2018)

Beethoven-Haus Bonn (2018)

A Few Other Historic Photos of Bonn

Germany

A Flickr album by Tim Trott (67 photos)

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