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Bonn is an adorable city on the banks of the Rhine river with a remarkable history. © historicgermany

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Beethoven's city

Beethoven Memorial, Bonn ©Danetzki und WeidnerCome and get to know Bonn: A lively, loveable city on the banks of the river Rhine with a history going back more than 2000 years, the cradle of democracy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Beethoven’s birthplace.

Ludwig van Beethoven is not just Bonn’s most famous son, his birthplace in the Bonngasse also houses the largest Beethoven collection worldwide, with paintings, music scores and instruments providing a vivid picture of the life and outstanding works of the composer. Located very nearby is the Chamber music hall, a venue whose outstanding acoustics have given it a reputation as one of the most sophisticated concert halls in Europe. The 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in 2020 will be celebrated worldwide; preparations for the celebrations in Bonn are well underway. 

Minster Church, Bonn ©historicgermanyBonn is a dynamic, youthful city with a remarkable history. It comfortably combines international flair with Rhineland joie de vivre and modern architecture with historic buildings. It is this variety that makes the city so attractive. The Romanesque Minster church with its 900-year-old cloister, the Old Town Hall in Rococo style, the electoral palaces which now form part of the University of Bonn or the modern Post Tower are just some of the highlights.

Find out for yourself, and look forward to a wonderful time!